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Does anyone have a review or information regarding the use of a non-SLi motherboard running SLi cards vs. a real SLi motherboard running SLi? I'd like to know if there is any performance hit, when running SLi on motherboards made for ATI.
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I Believe is around the same performance. I am Curious to know now
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from my own experience....

i would say no difference....

since i seem to get the same scaling as everyone else...

aka

the same FPS in the same test.. compared to someone with the same video cards and same game settings

and before anyone say anything about my CPU bottleneck...

i am talking 32x AA and things like that to move the bottleneck away from the CPU and really compare...

pick some games...

and i will do some benching...

so we can get a true comparision...

and i think for the test...

we will have the 480s at stock...

and run uber high AA

to remove CPU bottlenecks...

AND NO 3d MARK!!!

Intels will have a higher score there..

they always do...
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Originally Posted by hodgoes2001 View Post
from my own experience....

i would say no difference....

since i seem to get the same scaling as everyone else...

aka

the same FPS in the same test.. compared to someone with the same video cards and same game settings

and before anyone say anything about my CPU bottleneck...

i am talking 32x AA and things like that to move the bottleneck away from the CPU and really compare...

pick some games...

and i will do some benching...

so we can get a true comparision...

and i think for the test...

we will have the 480s at stock...

and run uber high AA

to remove CPU bottlenecks...

AND NO 3d MARK!!!

Intels will have a higher score there..

they always do...
Best test will be comparing your build to someone with a board like:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-636-_-Product
Rather than trying to find setups that stress just the cards.

I've considered that board many times, but damn logic says I've waited this long, just wait for AM3+.
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Originally Posted by -Apocalypse- View Post
Best test will be comparing your build to someone with a board like:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-636-_-Product
Rather than trying to find setups that stress just the cards.

I've considered that board many times, but damn logic says I've waited this long, just wait for AM3+.
sounds like a good idea...

also... with your current rig.. if i had it...

i would also wait for am3+ boards...

since there probably isn't much difference between the DDR2 and 3 RAM in terms of real performance...

not 100% on that though....

still... you still have a nice rig..
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still... you still have a nice rig..
That made my day.

I'm honestly hating on my build right now. Mostly on the case though. My 570 will Idle at 33C, but it takes it nearly 90 minutes to cool back down to that after a couple hours in Crysis 2, and my temps steadily rise after ~45m (under 45m 61C is what it tops out with, it makes it to 64-66C if I keep going). It used to be a budget build, so I can't really complain. The lack of airflow is still brutal though. I don't even have to mention that I returned a Hyper212+ when I found out it was about 10mm too tall for my case...

I'd love to see some actual stats on the hack vs supported, would help me a lot when it comes time to decide AM3+ vs 1155.
Edited by -Apocalypse- - 3/10/11 at 7:33pm
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