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SLI on 890fx, worth it?

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is it worth it to run sli hack on 890fx? i'm thinking about getting another 570, i know 1366 is better with SLI...but how much performance difference are we talking about?
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Have an SLI bridge and it should work just the same. Does for me on a 790X.
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I heard the SLI hack leads to reduced performance and you can't update GPU drivers unless they update the hack.
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i didnt know you could do that, i could potentially run 2 460's on my 790fx?
    
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i didnt know you could do that, i could potentially run 2 460's on my 790fx?
http://xdevs.com/e107_plugins/conten...php?content.30

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I heard the SLI hack leads to reduced performance and you can't update GPU drivers unless they update the hack.
hmm, source?

anyone else want to comment? dont really want to spend $350 for another 570 if the SLI Hack is going to gimp performance.. might just get the 580 instead
post #6 of 11
Dont listen to that idiot. On my M4A79XTD EVO, which by the way is a 790X chipset scaling works PERFECTLY. In Vantage I score around 8700 on a single gpu and 17500 with sli. Although the comment about driver support IS true, new versions are always quick to come out.
    
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thanks, what about updating drivers? it works fine?
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thanks, what about updating drivers? it works fine?
Well right now I have the latest 260.99 drivers working fine. Although if I try and use leaked drivers like the 266.xx then sli doesn't work. Honestly its a small price to pay
    
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Well right now I have the latest 260.99 drivers working fine. Although if I try and use leaked drivers like the 266.xx then sli doesn't work. Honestly its a small price to pay
hmm so how would you upgrade from 260.99 in the future?
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hmm so how would you upgrade from 260.99 in the future?
sorry for the late reply. To update your drivers you will first have4 to download the latest version of the sli hack that supports them. Reboot, then install your new drivers over the old one . Personally I prefer to unistall my old drivers then run Driver Sweeper. Good luck
    
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