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Hey guys , as the title says , with 2 9800's in SLI , will they have 1GB of video memory? , i read somewhere that it is still only 512mb's?
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It will still be 512mb.
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post #3 of 19
Sadly its still 512mb.
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omw....thats soo sad...i tried playing the game colin mcrae dirt and on max setting , 1920*1200 , 4xAA , Im gettin 0fps.......obviosly out of memory , soo does that mean with 2 9800's i wont see a difference in performance?!?!?!?.....


wots the point of going SLI if im gonna run out of memory all the time!??
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post #5 of 19
512mb still......

And 0FPS... ur gonna have to off the high resolution lol
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omw....thats soo sad...i tried playing the game colin mcrae dirt and on max setting , 1920*1200 , 4xAA , Im gettin 0fps.......obviosly out of memory , soo does that mean with 2 9800's i wont see a difference in performance?!?!?!?.....


wots the point of going SLI if im gonna run out of memory all the time!??
Get a 8800Ultra 768mb?

And I highly doubt that you run out of memory on Dirt. Its the drivers.
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post #7 of 19
You most likely have 0FPS because of the drivers.
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post #8 of 19
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ok , sorry...actually im getting 2.5fps....

at a res of 1280*1024 , 4xAA it runs fine...

at a res of 1920*1200 , its slower , but runs fine....

4xaa , and no more fps..

I wana get anather 9800gtx cos at my current res most games are too slow if I enable the AA.......u guys tellin me that anather one aint gonna solve my problems!!!??
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Ever think your OC is a factor.
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post #10 of 19
Looks like it's possible you're running out of memory, that's why I went with ATi's 1GB cards. AA does take up vram.

As of right now though, you could sell the 9800gtx, then get two 8800gtx or ultra without spending more $ then you would have going SLi 9800gtx, and not much less performance either.

Just to add this, the reason why the memory isn't combined is the latency between the cards. Since memory speed is measured in nanoseconds, it's really not feasible to share the memory between the cards.
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