Originally Posted by Paradigm Shifter
No. Simply that you should expect to see FPS drop by anything from 60-80% when going from one screen to three.
The issue is exacerbated by bezel correction - some games see a much more significant FPS hit with bezel correction enabled than without. Not quite sure why, but I suspect it's because of the way the nVidia drivers calculate the bezel corrected areas.
No, not at all.
Admittedly, I've not tried Crysis 2, but Crysis is decidedly playable on medium settings on GTX460s in Surround. But I spent a long time playing games on low/medium settings when I was restricted to gaming on a 64MB mobile Radeon, so...
I still can't decide which is the better platform for Surround. More raw CPU power in P67/Z68, or improved memory bandwidth and PCI-E lanes in X58...
Added. Welcome to the club.
First port of call will always be drivers. I went through hell when running a 6800GT/7900GTO/8800GT with drivers; it seemed every time a new game came out, nVidia needed to release a new driver to get the game working without issues. With Surround, and it's dependence on what I can best describe as 'not-quite-SLI' the drivers become even more critical to make sure that games run as well as they might.
If you're running Crysis 2 off a HDD, might be worth a defrag. Despite what they say, I can't believe that you actually need an SSD for the HD DX11 textures. Also, if you're running an antivirus that likes to scan everything every time it's accessed, that may account for the low framerates.
If you're running MSI Afterburner, have a look at GPU clocks when playing Crysis 2. The cards might not be clocking up to full speed, or they may be overheating and then downclocking... I don't know, at present, I'm just tossing ideas out that would be worth checking.
Removed drivers and did a fresh install of them. And still have to run on gamers mode to get above 30 FPS. The game runs off and Intel SSD so there would be no HD latency.
Check the cards with MSI while running and temps are fine and speed of each card is fine. Even with a slight overclock.
Driver is set to autoselect for physics. Should this be changed.
Also downloaded the SLI enhancemnent pack for EVGA. No difference.
Decide to turn off the surround and run dual monitor setup as I had before I went sli and surround. Frame rate still low. I was getting 60+ with with my 570 card in the setup.
A strange thing I noticed is that the one card run 10+ degrees warmer than the other like. When I have the surround turned on the temp are pretty much almost the same. There is more than enough cooling from the side and blowing into the back of the cards.
In stall the DX11 pack but had to turn down two from ultra setting to get a playable 40-45 FPS
This is very frustrating and dissappointing. I dropped a lot of cash for this board, extra screen and cards to go surround on recommendation in forums that the cards would be enough.
IF Crysis 2 does this what will newer games do? 10FPS???