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this is who I was thinking when I mentioned GTX 550 Ti's in SLi...
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Question: When moving to triple screen, and the extra work for the gpus, does the cpu usage decline noticeably?

I'm asking this because I've been playing iRacing lately with my new triple screen goodness and noticed very low cpu usage for a game a lot of iRacing players claim is a cpu hog. I'm getting 15% cpu usage while the 480s are in the high 90s. I'm seeing >120fps on the tracks I've run so far (it's no crysis) so everything looks fine to me. The game seems to be more cpu piglet than hog.

Just ran a race with the lights out. Motherofgod. Triple screen immersion factor is out of this world!
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This is gonna sound stupid, but is it feasible to run Nvidia Surround (3 monitors) on two 2GB GTX 550 Ti's in SLI? Based off the Nvidia website it can be done, but how bad would it be? Just wonderin'.
Entirely feasible, and does pretty well. I was in a similar sort of boat initially with Surround, running GTX460 SLI. They did great, provided I didn't want to play Crysis maxed. wink.gif
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Wow that was actually fairly simply.
Googled "Offline gfwl"

first result:

Thanks Paradigm Shifter
No problem. smile.gif

GfWL drives me nuts; it's like Microsoft said "What can we possibly do to make PC gamers lives more difficult?" And then did it.
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Hmmm.. how woukd I know if I was running out of VRAM? I only have 2GB.
Do you get huge FPS drops? If you go from "OK" fps on one setting, to, say, 1 or 2fps... that's running out of VRAM.
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Question: When moving to triple screen, and the extra work for the gpus, does the cpu usage decline noticeably?

I'm asking this because I've been playing iRacing lately with my new triple screen goodness and noticed very low cpu usage for a game a lot of iRacing players claim is a cpu hog. I'm getting 15% cpu usage while the 480s are in the high 90s. I'm seeing >120fps on the tracks I've run so far (it's no crysis) so everything looks fine to me. The game seems to be more cpu piglet than hog.

Just ran a race with the lights out. Motherofgod. Triple screen immersion factor is out of this world!
Depends highly on the game. In Surround I almost always have maxed out GPU usage on both GPUs, but CPU usage will be anything from 6-25% (on my i7 920) and ~15-50% on my i5 3570K system. Only game I really think gives me CPU a workout is Civ V.
Edited by Paradigm Shifter - 3/24/13 at 5:25am
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just downloaded the new Ziggys Mod...

Mod of the Week: Far Cry 3: Ziggys Mod
http://www.mordorhq.com/showthread.php?7662-Farcry-3-Ziggys-Mod

http://farcry.nexusmods.com/

funny thing is I haven't even played the game yet, working lots of overtime.. redface.gif
cheers..
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just downloaded the new Ziggys Mod...

Mod of the Week: Far Cry 3: Ziggys Mod
http://www.mordorhq.com/showthread.php?7662-Farcry-3-Ziggys-Mod

http://farcry.nexusmods.com/

funny thing is I haven't even played the game yet, working lots of overtime.. redface.gif
cheers..

Oh my. Modders are a glorious thing. Now if they could only fix the story... And the sun rising in the South and setting in the North.... rolleyes.gif
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the more i'm playing fc3 since sale last weekend, less I like it. It runs like crap at 7680x1440 that's for sure. and it looks so pixelated especially in the distance. Not to mention the Fov setting disables itself in surround resolution forcing me to use flawless widescreen, but the fisheye in fc3 is gigantic compared to every other game i've played in surround.
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the more i'm playing fc3 since sale last weekend, less I like it. It runs like crap at 7680x1440 that's for sure. and it looks so pixelated especially in the distance. Not to mention the Fov setting disables itself in surround resolution forcing me to use flawless widescreen, but the fisheye in fc3 is gigantic compared to every other game i've played in surround.
It is so hard to run in surround and I tried to switch back to single screen and my FOV is broken, I should make a video of it because it's kind of funny.
 
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It is so hard to run in surround and I tried to switch back to single screen and my FOV is broken, I should make a video of it because it's kind of funny.

same.
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Anyone here have some good, free, preferable basic software for getting videos ready to upload to youtube?

Cuda support would be a plus.
 
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the more i'm playing fc3 since sale last weekend, less I like it. It runs like crap at 7680x1440 that's for sure. and it looks so pixelated especially in the distance. Not to mention the Fov setting disables itself in surround resolution forcing me to use flawless widescreen, but the fisheye in fc3 is gigantic compared to every other game i've played in surround.

Just wait til you get the wingsuit. Your brain will shut down in a desperate attempt at self preservation.
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