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197.41 is the oldest for the 480....

downloading now..

what tests do shall i run?
scaling in vantage, and maby a few game benchmarks.
I really just wanna see how the 480s scaled when they first arrived.

Because dident SLI have near perfect scaling?
Or did they have bad drivers at first too?

So if you want to run a few benchies, I would be thankful.

Thanks. Lemon.
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scaling in vantage, and maby a few game benchmarks.
I really just wanna see how the 480s scaled when they first arrived.

Because dident SLI have near perfect scaling?
Or did they have bad drivers at first too?

So if you want to run a few benchies, I would be thankful.

Thanks. Lemon.
Only just got back home....

big weekend... lol

i will run some tests in the morning...
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For some reason i see a 2GB GTX 580 coming.
    
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For some reason i see a 2GB GTX 580 coming.
hmm.... would be great for 3d surround setups
post #15 of 18
I can only imagine the scaling will get better when the new WHQL 265.xx drivers come.

As for as general scaling it's really down to the application or game involved and how well it supports SLi.

I went from 2x GTX 280 to 3x GTX 280 and then to 2x GTX 470 and again to 3x GTX 470 and now to 2x GTX 580 (3rd GTX 580 is ordered), and I must say in all aspect the scaling has impressed me and espcially in GPU intensive games. The scaling in Metro 2033and Heaven DX 11 benchmark is just outrageous ! In these apps the scaling has been around 95% pr added card.
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I think the earlier discussion of overall perceived smoothness is very important. I went from a 5970 to a gtx 480 and its been a huge upgrade. Even tho I had good FPS the game seemed slow to me which drove me crazy with getting drivers and overclocks. It was ridiculous.
Nvidia is very much superior in terms of performance and drivers which is why I will never go AMD again. Sli scaling also is very good as long as the rest of the components such as CPU/Ram/Harddrive do not bottleneck the GPU.
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I think the earlier discussion of overall perceived smoothness is very important. I went from a 5970 to a gtx 480 and its been a huge upgrade. Even tho I had good FPS the game seemed slow to me which drove me crazy with getting drivers and overclocks. It was ridiculous.
Nvidia is very much superior in terms of performance and drivers which is why I will never go AMD again. Sli scaling also is very good as long as the rest of the components such as CPU/Ram/Harddrive do not bottleneck the GPU.
So SLI scaling will be as good as it has been in the past I hope, because no matter how I look at it 4 580s is the fastest system.
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From personal experience as I just got GTX480's in SLi the improvement is massive. Bad Company 2 runs 32xAA 1920x1080 100fps average. Crysis is nothing anymore 16xAA Enthusiast 60fps avg. Everything runs perfect no bugs, nothing. Do yourself a favor and stick with Nvidia. GTx 570's are great. IF you can find GTX480s i got them for 300each and its amazing. You need 1000watts for Sli with low overclocks and 1200watts for a lot of overclocks, plus good airflow.
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