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Is it normal to not have any or minimal differences in frames? between single card vs sli? I disabled SLI in nvidia control panel and ran bench mark and everything maxed out, and single gpu overclocked to spec in my sig gave me 29.1, SLI gave 31.7? lool, and I let 2nd gpu as dedicated physx and gave me 35fps.

i'm running on 1920x1080p, and taht's the resolution i did my bench mark too
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That doesn't seem right at all D: Maybe bad drivers? Update if possible.
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That doesn't seem right at all D: Maybe bad drivers? Update if possible.
recently sweeped it clean with driversweeper and reinstalled latest 260.99.

ran metro2033 at 1920x1080p and uhh single vs dual single gave more FPS?? ***
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okay.. I figured out problem with metro 2033 bench, nvidia control panel directed 2nd gpu to physx dedicated =P, but still the same deal with mafia 2
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SLI on a AMD board.

You need a special driver for it.
http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/6708...rd-gtx460.html
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SLI on a AMD board.

You need a special driver for it.
http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/6708...rd-gtx460.html
yeah i'm not dumb. Had this setup for about a week with sli hack so that's out of the way from day 1
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yeah i'm not dumb. Had this setup for about a week with sli hack so that's out of the way from day 1
Who said you was dumb?
Nobody.
Watch your language or you will get 0 help from anybody
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Who said you was dumb?
Nobody.
Watch your language or you will get 0 help from anybody
+1 having a attitude gets you nowhere.
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Someone posted this to help me, it looks like it will help th op

Looks like Malfia has SLI issues

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This particular result on Mafia 2 is because of a couple different factors.

1) physX on an SLI set doesn't run all that efficiently. PhysX runs on only one GPU, however both cards in your SLI set need to be running at the same speed. Therefore the 'hit' caused by physX on one card is basically duplicated on both cards. And this is a big hit in Mafia 2 (pardon the pun).

Notice how all three of the games at the bottom of the list on the posted graph are all physX games? This is why

2) When you don't use a *dedicated* physX card in Mafia 2, the cloth physX runs on the CPU, which drags FPS down pretty considerably... basically it can cause bottlenecking.

If you really want Mafia 2 to run well at the highest settings + physX, you really want a dedicated physX card, not to be running physX on your rendering cards (in this case your SLI set). That, or skip the PhysX entirely, which should (as the graph posted shows) give you much better SLI scaling.

I have seen instances though where forcing the physX to run on card 2 (bottom card) in the SLI set results in slightly better fps than leaving it on 'auto' or card 1. Worth a try.
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