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Heya everybody,

Are there any benchmarks that show the advantages of SLI AA?

Preferably with newer cards and with this test set up:
1 Card w/o AA
1 Card w/ AA
1 Card w/ SLI AA

Or are there members here that use it and can vouch that it is a nice thing to have?

I'm trying to find more justification for me to go with an SLI set up biggrin.gif

Don't worry about my motherboard and monitors, I know I'll need to upgrade/swap certain parts. Just looking for general info for now.
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I'm not really sure what you are looking for.

You want to know the lose of FPS with increased AA?
Or how SLI handle it?
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Originally Posted by Defoler;13120139 
I'm not really sure what you are looking for.

You want to know the lose of FPS with increased AA?
Or how SLI handle it?

I'm wondering how well SLI AA works pretty much in comparison to regular AA on a single card.

If I go SLI, I know it will work in quite a few games I play, but for the games it doesn't work in I would at least like to use the SLI AA feature, but if it's not worth it both ways then I'll just pick up a stronger single GPU for when I go 1080p.
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What do you mean by SLI AA?

Anti-Aliasing works in SLI very well. So I'm not sure why you think it doesn't work in some games?

AA works with SLI or without. There is no "SLI AA" feature.

SLI just means that a if you have 2 frames to render (AA or not), one is rendered by GPU1 and second in GPU2. With AA or not.
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Originally Posted by Defoler;13120237 
What do you mean by SLI AA?

Anti-Aliasing works in SLI very well. So I'm not sure why you think it doesn't work in some games?

AA works with SLI or without. There is no "SLI AA" feature.

SLI just means that a if you have 2 frames to render (AA or not), one is rendered by GPU1 and second in GPU2. With AA or not.

Actually DF, there is, in fact, a SLI AA.

It allows you to do crazy levels like 64xAA.

The way it works is that it takes the cards out of 'true SLI' and uses one card to do rendering, and the 2nd card for AA.

Obviously, the game has to support the ability to use 'forced AA' through the NVCP just like it would if you forced regular AA.

I'm going to be experimenting w/it soon, as it provides a handy way to disable SLI on games that you really don't 'need' SLI for via the game profile instead of manually turning off SLI whenever you fire up such games.

Plus ... it allows you to get some use out of the 2nd card on games that either can't do SLI due to their being old as dirt or while you wait for a proper profile to be released in a new driver set.

Plus ... no microstutter in this mode.

EDIT: Although ... where did it go in the NVCP? I could swear SLI AA modes used to be there ... it's not available to choose in the AA dropdown anymore headscratch.gif
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i also looked into mine and hasn't seen one yet.. confused.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by brettjv;13120365 
Actually DF, there is, in fact, a SLI AA.

It allows you to do crazy levels like 64xAA.

The way it works is that it takes the cards out of 'true SLI' and uses one card to do rendering, and the 2nd card for AA.

Obviously, the game has to support the ability to use 'forced AA' through the NVCP just like it would if you forced regular AA.

I'm going to be experimenting w/it soon, as it provides a handy way to disable SLI on games that you really don't 'need' SLI for via the game profile instead of manually turning off SLI whenever you fire up such games.

Plus ... it allows you to get some use out of the 2nd card on games that either can't do SLI due to their being old as dirt or while you wait for a proper profile to be released in a new driver set.

Plus ... no microstutter in this mode.

EDIT: Although ... where did it go in the NVCP? I could swear SLI AA modes used to be there ... it's not available to choose in the AA dropdown anymore headscratch.gif

Oh?

I'm not sure it was every called SLI AA.
I remember a Dedicated Anti-Aliasing feature for ATI and Nvidia which died a long time ago.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Defoler;13120416 
Oh?

I'm not sure it was every called SLI AA.
I remember a Dedicated Anti-Aliasing feature for ATI and Nvidia which died a long time ago.

Are you really questioning me DF? biggrin.gif

http://www.nvidia.co.uk/object/slizone_sliAA_howto2_uk.html
    
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EDIT: D'OH ... I had SLI disabled.

The options for SLI AA won't appear in the dropdowns unless you actually have SLI active at the time.

Here we go:

205548d1302772472-sli-aa-benchmarks-sliaa_screen_1.jpg
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Are you really questioning me DF? biggrin.gif

http://www.nvidia.co.uk/object/slizone_sliAA_howto2_uk.html

Oh man this is super old. I can google that as well.

Maybe it is called SLIAA, my bad, but its not working anymore.
I remember this from ATI. They called it "Dedicated AA" and nvidia has something similar at the 9xxx series. It died with the 3xxx series on ATI side at least.

I mean, if you use nvidia inspector you can find the settings, as they are still there.
But it won't turn off SLI anymore as far as I can see from the information section (hadn't test it, not at home).
Its there under the SLI section in antialiasing SLI AA, and you can make it enable, but I wouldn't count on it working.
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