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p-n-p
12-11-06, 06:34 PM
is anyone running 2 8800gts sli ? Im wondering if its good for 1900x1200 res. running all the good eye candy and good enough for games like crisis(newb)

jcrox
12-11-06, 11:19 PM
I run everything at 1600x1200 and it works great but I have no idea how crysis will play...it hasn't come out yet but I can't imaginr that it couldn't handle it.

Burnt_Ram
12-12-06, 08:41 AM
i would think so. i run everything on 1600x1200 max everything and it all runs smooth, and i only have one GTS ;)

p-n-p
12-12-06, 05:41 PM
Im about to purchase either 1 gtx or 2 gts's for sli, but it seems to be on the down low on any posts or reviews on gts sli. I normaly run lower res. when doing most things on my rig, but Im going to want to throw it in 1900x1200 at on time or a nother. especialy since im handing over alot-a-bux,and my purchase wil be a long term investment.

Ancient
12-12-06, 06:28 PM
Go with a single GTX now and when Crysis comes out you could add another GTX if necessary. By the time Crysis is released you might be able to snag a GTX for a bit cheaper than what they go for now too.

sillyeagle
12-12-06, 06:34 PM
Buy one GTX now, then at the end of the year you can get a 2nd for GTX SLI. With the G80 you get nearly a 100% performance gain from the second card, unlike the 7 series cards.

Right now I run everything at 1600x1200 max settings with 16xAA and 16xAF with one GTX.

Dazz
12-12-06, 06:59 PM
The GTX option is the better buy i must say, i was given the option myself 2x GTS or one GTX and decided on the GTX amazing card.

lowdog
12-12-06, 07:55 PM
With the G80 you get nearly a 100% performance gain from the second card,



You have to be dreaming.....try 20% MAX, if your lucky!!!

sillyeagle
12-12-06, 09:11 PM
You have to be dreaming.....try 20% MAX, if your lucky!!!

Prove it.

Benchmarks are clearly showing nearly a 100% gain in most current titles.

I think you should do a little research. I even posted about the 100% gain previously on this very forum.

As seen here it can be seen FEAR and Ghost Reacon get about a 100% performance gain:
http://www.guru3d.com/article/Videocards/391/25/

Here you can see Prey gets a 90% gain, while Farcry get a 70% performance boost:
http://www.guru3d.com/article/Videocards/391/24/

Last but not least Spilter Cell 3 gets about a 100% gain as well:
http://www.guru3d.com/article/Videocards/391/26/

lowdog
12-12-06, 10:20 PM
Prove it.

Benchmarks are clearly showing nearly a 100% gain in most current titles.

I think you should do a little research. I even posted about the 100% gain previously on this very forum.

As seen here it can be seen FEAR and Ghost Reacon get about a 100% performance gain:
http://www.guru3d.com/article/Videocards/391/25/

Here you can see Prey gets a 90% gain, while Farcry get a 70% performance boost:
http://www.guru3d.com/article/Videocards/391/24/

Last but not least Spilter Cell 3 gets about a 100% gain as well:
http://www.guru3d.com/article/Videocards/391/26/


All I can say is BS!!!

I've got 8800GTX x 2 in sli on 680i mobo, there is no way a 100% increase in preformance over a single 8800GTX when 2 are run in sli. I know because I've got the hardware and tested it. Dream on all you want because facts are facts and a 100% increase is nothing but total CRAP!!!!!!

skoprowski
12-12-06, 10:22 PM
I was planning on going SLI with my current GTS, but I think I will most likely step the card up to the fastest 8800GTX when my 90 days are up.

sillyeagle
12-12-06, 11:57 PM
All I can say is BS!!!

I've got 8800GTX x 2 in sli on 680i mobo, there is no way a 100% increase in preformance over a single 8800GTX when 2 are run in sli. I know because I've got the hardware and tested it. Dream on all you want because facts are facts and a 100% increase is nothing but total CRAP!!!!!!

What "facts" are you talking about? The benchmarks above speak very clearly for the huge performance gain. You must not have looked I take it? Or are you saying those charts are fabricated?

From what I can see your statements are baseless. LOL

OWA
12-13-06, 09:12 AM
It depends on the game. Some, like the ones you linked to show a big increase with SLI. Others, don't show a lot. I can say this though, since my 2nd card has been out of the system being modified (one card had the bad resistor), I've greatly missed SLI. :( It's definitely worth it for me especially since I'm trying to run everything at 1920x1200.

p-n-p
12-13-06, 12:10 PM
Im sure 2 gts would be a better performer than 1 gtx, but also, the memory of 2 gts (384x2=768) IS the memory of 1 GTX! leaving more options for the future. better start saving my coins!:D

J-Mag
12-13-06, 01:01 PM
but also, the memory of 2 gts (384x2=768) IS the memory of 1 GTX!

Huh? Last I checked the 8800GTS is 640mb...

p-n-p
12-13-06, 04:16 PM
sorry, not my fault! Maximum PC JAN> 2007 page 70 , BFG 8800 GTS second paragraph .:sry:

jcrox
12-13-06, 04:39 PM
8800 GTS or GTX....it all comes down to why you want the card...if bragging rights is what you want GTX is your card but really..I've said this 1000 times and I'll say it again...no matter what people say nobody can tell the difference between 90fps and 140fps when they are playing a game. No matter which card(s) you chose, you'll be like the rest of us....stuck waiting for a set of drivers that actually work, my suggestion would be to wait, i wish I would have....I've currently got 2 7900 GT's installed and my 8800 GTS's are sitting on the desk here...I hate not knowing if a game is going to work or not.

Redeemed
12-13-06, 04:41 PM
All I can say is BS!!!

I've got 8800GTX x 2 in sli on 680i mobo, there is no way a 100% increase in preformance over a single 8800GTX when 2 are run in sli. I know because I've got the hardware and tested it. Dream on all you want because facts are facts and a 100% increase is nothing but total CRAP!!!!!!


Either you are a troll with an agenda, or are very impatient.

More often than not I was getting a 70%+ increase when using two 7600GTs instead of one. With my two 8800GTS's my CPU is too huge a bottleneck to make use of both cards, so SLi really yeilds no significant benefits currently. But, I'm planning a significant mobo/cpu/ram upgrade in a few months so I only have to be patient for a bit longer. ;)

From what I've gathered from most reviews and personal experience, the only time you can come close to a 100% gain would be to play at a resolution of 1920x1440 or greater with extreme AA and AF (like 16x/16x). There were situations with my two 7600GTs' were I actually got more than a 100% increase, though that wasn't common.

Oh, and I also have to hardware and have tested it first hand. So I'm calling your claim utter BS. :p ;)

-Edit-

Oh, and since you are claiming so low a performance gain- I'd assume that you are playing games at 1280x1024 or less. That would be the only way to get such a low percentage increase from SLi- that or you have no idea how to properly configure your rig. Out of respect towards you, I'll just assume that you are gaming at 1280x1024 or lower.

lowdog
12-13-06, 06:23 PM
Either you are a troll with an agenda, or are very impatient.


Oh, and I also have to hardware and have tested it first hand. So I'm calling your claim utter BS. :p ;)

-Edit-

Oh, and since you are claiming so low a performance gain- I'd assume that you are playing games at 1280x1024 or less. That would be the only way to get such a low percentage increase from SLi- that or you have no idea how to properly configure your rig. Out of respect towards you, I'll just assume that you are gaming at 1280x1024 or lower.


You wouldn't have a clue would you fanboy, yes fanboy, because the troll terminology is the common fling flung around with gay abandon by the above mentioned group when someone challenges their narrow and confined little world.

You speak on assumption founded in ignorance, speculation based on arrogance. All my games are played @ 1920x1440 75hz with max settings fool.

Gothic 3, same preformance with a single 8800GTX as with sli 8800GTX = FACT!

NWN2, same preformance with single 8800GTX as with sli 8800GTX = FACT!

Where's your 100% gain eh?

Go play some FEAR EP @ 1920x1440 with 4XAA and 16XAF max and enable vsync and watch your fps drop to the low 20's in some areas = FACT!!!!

cpu = X6800, mobo is Striker 680i. Nuff said.

J-Mag
12-13-06, 06:36 PM
...

Well you do seem to bitch and moan every time a new hardware refresh comes out. You are an enthusiast whiner from what I can tell. Experience doesn't seem to teach you much.

If you don't like the bugs in early rev hardware STOP BUYING IT!

sillyeagle
12-13-06, 07:03 PM
You wouldn't have a clue would you fanboy, yes fanboy, because the troll terminology is the common fling flung around with gay abandon by the above mentioned group when someone challenges their narrow and confined little world.

You speak on assumption founded in ignorance, speculation based on arrogance. All my games are played @ 1920x1440 75hz with max settings fool.

Gothic 3, same preformance with a single 8800GTX as with sli 8800GTX = FACT!

NWN2, same preformance with single 8800GTX as with sli 8800GTX = FACT!



Wow dude, you sure drop to LOW level when someone questions your statements, figures though, you are lowdog.

I'm sure there are some titles that don't work with SLI, as you have noted, but you cannot use those to debunk benchmarks which clearly show nearly a 100% gain is a reality on many titles.

Since you mentioned FEAR why not take a look at Jakups scores in SLI compared to my scores with a single GTX? As you can see his 16xAA scores at 1920x1440 are 62% higher than my scores at 1600x1200. I'm sure if I were to test at 1920x1440, his scores would be close to 100% higher, just as the other benchmarks show.

1600x1200
http://sio.midco.net/111lll/fear3.jpg

1920x1440
http://i13.tinypic.com/2hds400.jpg

RussianHAXOR
12-13-06, 07:09 PM
you'll see 80% increase once more powerful CPUs come out....and faster ram.

OWA
12-13-06, 07:16 PM
Well you do seem to bitch and moan every time a new hardware refresh comes out. You are an enthusiast whiner from what I can tell. Experience doesn't seem to teach you much.

If you don't like the bugs in early rev hardware STOP BUYING IT!
Yep, every time. Kinda strange isn't it.

Redeemed
12-13-06, 07:35 PM
You wouldn't have a clue would you fanboy, yes fanboy, because the troll terminology is the common fling flung around with gay abandon by the above mentioned group when someone challenges their narrow and confined little world.

You speak on assumption founded in ignorance, speculation based on arrogance. All my games are played @ 1920x1440 75hz with max settings fool.

Gothic 3, same preformance with a single 8800GTX as with sli 8800GTX = FACT!

NWN2, same preformance with single 8800GTX as with sli 8800GTX = FACT!

Where's your 100% gain eh?

Go play some FEAR EP @ 1920x1440 with 4XAA and 16XAF max and enable vsync and watch your fps drop to the low 20's in some areas = FACT!!!!

cpu = X6800, mobo is Striker 680i. Nuff said.

Fool? You're the one running vsync with SLi. Disable it and watch your FPS jump considerably. And no, even if you have TB enabled in the dcp- it wont work with SLi. You can have vsync, or you can have TB, but you cannot have both with SLi.

This would explain your framerates.

And you must have one hell of a huge stick up your ass. Everything you say is negative and derogeratory. No, I'm not a fan-boy of nVidia, or AMD. I buy what is best at the time. I differed this round with the 8800GTSs cause I wanted to try out new technology while it was new- I wanted to be an early adopter for once.

Please, reframe from name-calling, it isn't worth it. Just disable vsync and you'll notice an instant and extremely huge jump in frame rates.

Redeemed
12-13-06, 07:36 PM
Yep, every time. Kinda strange isn't it.

To say the least.