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Hey guys, I might go sli in the future and I was wondering, are you guys having any issues? I recently just switched from a crossfire setup that had a few annoyances and problems. Since i've never tried sli, are there any problems with it?

Such as, but not limited to: Poor performance in source engine games or downclocking when both a game and a video are running to 2d settings?
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No issues to report here. L4D2 runs smoothly for me, and it's the only source engine game I have installed atm. Scaling has never been better!
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No issues to report here. L4D2 runs smoothly for me, and it's the only source engine game I have installed atm. Scaling has never been better!
Any chance you could test out tf2? I remember crossfire had a pretty big issue with that game. But if not, thanks for the input!
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Any chance you could test out tf2? I remember crossfire had a pretty big issue with that game. But if not, thanks for the input!
Sure, I've been meaning to reinstall that anyway.
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Sure, I've been meaning to reinstall that anyway.
Thanks dude
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Played a few rounds, and I'm getting some strange "hitching" in TF2. Like a little stutter effect once every minute or two. Everything is maxed with multi-core rendering enabled.

I tried it with and without multi-core but that didn't change anything besides lowering my fps.

Not sure what's causing it. It seems to be random, like it can happen while I'm staring at a wall or shooting someone in the face. Using MSI afterburner it looks like my GPU usage was dipping down into the 20% range when the hitching happens.

It's weird because this doesn't happen at all in L4D2. Anyone else notice this?
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In CS:S i got better performance with SLI disabled on my 9800GX2. With SLI on there was weird stuttering.

Not a 560 obviously, but it is a source game.
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Booty, can you try Crysis/Crysis Warhead, Crysis 2, and MW2, please?
    
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Booty, can you try Crysis/Crysis Warhead, Crysis 2, and MW2, please?
No issues in Crysis/Warhead/Cry2.

Playing on Enthusiast w/4xAA @2560x1440 I usually sit around 45-50fps w/ dips in the low 30s during HUGE explosions. The bench tools don't seem to support my native res.

Crysis 2 I'm generally always above 60fps on "extreme." I don't own MW2 unfortunately.
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Alright, thanks for the update!

What about VRAM usage? Does that 2GB get a workout?
    
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