Originally Posted by psik0.k1m
i paid 200 for my evga 680i a1 and it overclocks my old C2D and my C2Q just fine..... and SLi is a waste of money ??
Do you usually just post some random stuff you heard on a diff thread ? or what ?
SLi scales just fine for me and many others.. but thanks for telling everyone with SLi they are basically morons and wasted their money... well played
I had quite a run with the 680i boards. While it's great that yours is a good performer, the 680i in general has to be the most abysmal motherboard chipset of its generation. I think many folks have thanked the stars that a lot of Nvidia partners have a fast, easy, and understanding RMA process. High failure rates, hot chipsets, and (in general) finicky Quad overclockability made my jump to Intel an easy one. For the record, I owned an Asus P5N32E-SLI (couldn't overclock with immature BIOS), a few EVGA 680i's (all but one dead), and not one but two EVGA 780i's (one died - the other sold off).
Originally Posted by binormalkilla
If you think that only one game justifies a dual GPU solution, then you clearly haven't played any games at 1920x1XXX and up resolutions.
I agree 100% with this. I game at 1920x1200 and with many of the games I play, I simply couldn't turn all the candy on with a single 8800GTX; plain and simple. I bought a second and ran them in SLi for some time and to me it made all the difference on the world. With the exception of Crysis, there was no game that could best my GTXs.
Nvidia has one thing really going for them as I write this: the fact their cards are pound-for-pound, dollar-for-dollar, are better than the competition (these days even that is arguable).
ATi recently has made a lot of progress though and have been firing shots over the Nvidia bow with their HD4X series so close. I finally switched to my x2 because I found Intel to be the better chipset manufacturer and Crossfire to be the more viable option since I can add a $130 3870, a $360 3870x2, or just leave it alone.