View Full Version : The benefits of SLI with CAD and photographic work?

01-23-07, 03:27 PM

I'm currently working on a workstation with Asus M2N32-SLI Deluxe motherboard 2gb of DDR2 ram and GF 7600 GS (The silent heatsink version) running Win XP Pro with 2 19" calibrated Eizo LCD's. I'm wondering if buying another gpu and using them in SLI mode will have any advantage on *any* of the following programs I'm constantly using in my work:

- Autodesk AutoCAD Architectural Desktop 2007
- Autodesk Revit 9.1
- Autodesk 3DSMax 8 and VIZ 2007
- Photoshop CS2

Mostly I'm interested if OpenGL processing and bitmap processing become faster when one gpu doesn't have to span to two screens. Does SLI require any specific support from these programs or do I simply have to invest to a specific CAD gpu to get better performance?

- Otso Helenius

01-23-07, 07:00 PM
If they work with the programs ,two 7600 running in SLI would let you run at higher resolutions with everthing max out,so it would be cleaner I.Q.

01-23-07, 08:45 PM
Enabling SLI will only give you a single screen output, therefore is a total no-go for your requirements.