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I really enjoy Mafia 2 in Surround as well. A few others that I love are Batman:AA, GTA IV, BF:BC2, F.3.A.R., Wings of Prey and even TimeShift. I'm considering reinstalling Fallout3 since that's one of the few I haven't tried yet.
 
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I really enjoy Mafia 2 in Surround as well. A few others that I love are Batman:AA, GTA IV, BF:BC2, F.3.A.R., Wings of Prey and even TimeShift. I'm considering reinstalling Fallout3 since that's one of the few I haven't tried yet.


Back up back up, how did you get f.3.a.r working in surround, I'm playing that now and I can't get it working

I played Mafia 2 before surround and it was demanding then with phsx on, I can't imagine how my cards would manage it now
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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...
My 460's are fine playing Crysis 1 with Rygel (sp?) hi res texture pack, hi res foilage, custom Ultra config and Extreme immersion mod @ 4138 X 768 res (which actualy isnt that bad of a resolution on 16:9 monitors) and still stay above 30fps 99% of the time.

I just can't add more than 2xAA (becaus of my 1gb bandwidth) or I'm playing a flip book



Not sure why the image has gone extremely dark during the upload but meh it looks good but looks better slightly lighter so you can see more detail

Also I don't know whether I actually mentioned this before but the bandwidth of PCI-E lanes can have an effect on surround gaming and GPU's.

When have my two GPU's both in 16x PCI-E lanes my overclocks are totally stable upto 880Mhz core clock with smooth gameplay when I'm getting over 30fps.

However if I moved one card down to the 8x PCI-E lane (did this to increase gap between cards and reduce heat for the top card) my overclock was no longer stable and I had to reduce the core clocks by 30Mhz to get stable, also game play had a sort of constant micro stuttering no matter how good my frames were when playing in surround.

So just some info on how PCI-E lane bandwidth can have an affect on both overclocks and surround gaming, I'm not sure if you would have the same problems if both your lanes are the same bandwidth (i.e 8x/8x or 4x/4x).
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Back up back up, how did you get f.3.a.r working in surround, I'm playing that now and I can't get it working

I played Mafia 2 before surround and it was demanding then with phsx on, I can't imagine how my cards would manage it now
Did you apply the patch?

Here's how nice it looks once you adjust the FoV.
 
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Did you apply the patch?

Here's how nice it looks once you adjust the FoV.

How much ram does it use?
Will my 470 be able to play it
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How much ram does it use?
Will my 470 be able to play it
Yeah, it uses 1GB roughly.
 
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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???
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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???
Sorry about the problems your having, I'm not exactly sure why your having these problems, but you could try setting physx to the second GPU that way your main GPU is using it's full power towards graphics and performance. However I don't think this will solve the issue as PHYSX isn't always used in all games.

Have you tried with and without Vertical sync and what have you set the performance levels too in NV control panel? sure you havent set up any extreme AA settings to always be on?

Also the reason one of your cards is running hotter than the other when you go back down too duel screens is because for some reason on nVidia cards duel screening causes the voltage on your main card to not drop down to idle settings. There is a fix in NV inspector to force the card to drop back to idle settings however this issue isn't a problem during triple screening.

I hope you manage to get this sorted, like most things it'll be just something simple you'll kick yourself for when you work it out
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Sorry about the problems your having, I'm not exactly sure why your having these problems, but you could try setting physx to the second GPU that way your main GPU is using it's full power towards graphics and performance. However I don't think this will solve the issue as PHYSX isn't always used in all games.

Have you tried with and without Vertical sync and what have you set the performance levels too in NV control panel? sure you havent set up any extreme AA settings to always be on?

Also the reason one of your cards is running hotter than the other when you go back down too duel screens is because for some reason on nVidia cards duel screening causes the voltage on your main card to not drop down to idle settings. There is a fix in NV inspector to force the card to drop back to idle settings however this issue isn't a problem during triple screening.

I hope you manage to get this sorted, like most things it'll be just something simple you'll kick yourself for when you work it out
I changed the setting to use the second card but it did not change FPS. In fact in Dual they actually dropped.

I will check the control panel settings when I get home tonight. I did not change anything there an as far as I know are those settings by default not set to application controled? Excuse my ignorance. But can I setup a profile in their for a specific game. Have never played around in there before?

I will download the NVIDIA inspector and look for that setting to force the voltage drop.

Vertical sync is of but does not make much difference if it is on or off. On single screen mode I have in the past seen a change in FPS for the better when turning it off.

I gather that you would say the cards should be enough?

From posts that I had read prior to my purchases people were maxing out Crysis 2 570s and 580s with 1.5GB. That is why I went for the 3GB version.

Even did a fresh installation of windows with SP1 before doing the setup.

Wish I knew what was wrong? Anything more hard core the crysis 2 is then going to kill my cards and be unplayable.

Is there anything I can run to test the card for any errors?
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