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Windows 7: SLI Really Worth It?

07 Jul 2012   #21
Techymike

windows 7 home premium 64, and Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

Cyberlink media 12

PowerDVD 12 that is!


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07 Jul 2012   #22
Techymike

windows 7 home premium 64, and Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

After installing the 2nd card I had to reinstall the 3D setup for the Nvidia to run and also select the SLI option, not sure why.When I had 3870 X2 Radion cards they selected themselves and set up with no manual options to do. Besides the optional manual settings after the fact. I have a newer model samsung 3D player but with the PC the video is actually better quality. Games are not my thing as I stink at em but movies are my weakness.
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07 Jul 2012   #23
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Techymike View Post
Cyberlink media 12

PowerDVD 12 that is!
Hmm, no mention of SLI support for PowerDVD - but it does appear to use GPU for playback.

Either way, your cards are running cool and your playback is smooth and that's all that counts

Enjoy your 2nd 480

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Techymike View Post
After installing the 2nd card I had to reinstall the 3D setup for the Nvidia to run and also select the SLI option, not sure why.
That's pretty standard when adding a 2nd card to an existing setup. The main thing is that it works
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07 Jul 2012   #24
dwarfer66

 

I am also going SLI in a few weeks, on a i5-3570k, 2x gtx 560. Just bought the new mobo a Gigabyte Z77MX-D3H, good enough for me.
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07 Jul 2012   #25
smarteyeball

 
 

You'll enjoy it.

And two 560's in SLI gives the same performance as a 580, which is no damn slouch either
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07 Jul 2012   #26
solarmystic

Windows 7 x64 Professional SP1
 
 

With that beast of a rig you'll be all set for the next generation of gaming!
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07 Jul 2012   #27
dwarfer66

 

Cheers!, never had a SLI setup before, just upgraded from a 8800GT to the GTX 560, what a kick in the arse for quality graphics in games. (run the 8800GT on a 32bit win 7, 3gb 800 ddr2 ram, Q6600 CPU, that is still not a slouch in a lot of games either.)
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07 Jul 2012   #28
smarteyeball

 
 

After a shedload of headaches with Crossfire, I was a bit hesitant going SLI - but so far it's been headache free


On games that support it, you'll be smiling like a cheshire cat at the difference
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07 Jul 2012   #29
solarmystic

Windows 7 x64 Professional SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
After a shedload of headaches with Crossfire, I was a bit hesitant going SLI - but so far it's been headache free


On games that support it, you'll be smiling like a cheshire cat at the difference
AMD makes great graphics hardware, but their driver support for newer games and Crossfire X gaming is often dodgy at best..
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19 Jul 2012   #30
BeKure

Windows 7 [64-Bit]
 
 

I picked up another 550ti and I am running 2 of them in SLI and while gaming my frames per second will spike all the way down to single digits about every 30 seconds or so. This is very frustrating. I'm playing Batman Arkum City and it is horrible. The spikes last about 1-2 seconds but that is long enough to make the game unplayable. I also have Alice Madness returns and that spikes too but not as often as Batman does. Are there certain tweaks that I need to implement in order to optimize my gameplay experience? I purchased another card in order to enhance my gameplay experience, not ruin it. Any help would be appreciated.
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