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Old 09-22-08, 07:46 PM   #1
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I just ordered 2xEVGA core 216 from newegg.

Should be here early as wedensday maybe thursday.

I have Nhancer installed already as I own a 8800gtx. From all of you SLI guru's out there are there any tweaks/tricks as to getting SLI working in games?

If so I'd like your feedback/help would be much apreaciated. Ive read so many horror stories on SLI and such that I'm kinda nervous.

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Old 09-22-08, 09:38 PM   #2
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Uninstall nhancer. Just install drivers and run it SLI works perfectly good in Crysis and STALKER, and other games.
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Old 09-27-08, 12:54 AM   #3
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Uninstall nhancer. Just install drivers and run it SLI works perfectly good in Crysis and STALKER, and other games.
Thanks for the reply.

So far, very happy with my SLI purchase crysis warhead runs great at 1920x1080 all enthusiast but shadows mainstream.

Did I mention these things overclock like mad? Run really cool also.

702/1475/1225 got me 2k more in vantage over stock. P19,321 so far.

Not 1 problem in anygame I have played so far and have notice none of the "microstutter" that people complain about in SLI.

Haven't tried many still tweaking my system and monitoring temps/fanspeed.

Overall glad i got the 216 over the "vanilla 260's"

+EVGA rocks!!! Also glad i did not get the superclocked or the bfg oc maxcore. With these oc's im past those anyways.

I will post more as I test more games/apps/HD playback ect ect.
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Old 09-27-08, 09:17 AM   #4
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Glad you're enjoying the upgrade and thanks for the report. Are you running XP or Vista?
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Old 09-28-08, 09:39 AM   #5
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Hi Mike, I'm running win Vista 64 bit with 178.13 drivers.
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I have seen that the 216's aren't clocking as high as the old 260's, but the performance is a bit better.

Glad you like them.
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Old 09-28-08, 02:05 PM   #7
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I will post more as I test more games/apps/HD playback ect ect.
Interested in your results aceflier, please keep us posted...

BTW, what resolution are you running and what mobo you got?

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Old 09-28-08, 06:05 PM   #8
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Interested in your results aceflier, please keep us posted...

BTW, what resolution are you running and what mobo you got?

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I'm currently having an issue getting this to stick in SLI could be a driver problem with 178's.
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I have seen that the 216's aren't clocking as high as the old 260's, but the performance is a bit better.

Glad you like them.

Its roughly 2 fps faster than the normal 192 shader 260 when both cards are clocked at the same frequency which is hardly worth mentioning and as you said the overclocking does not seem to be quite as good. I have my 192shader GTX 260 at 760core 1544shader and 2600mem.
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Its roughly 2 fps faster than the normal 192 shader 260 when both cards are clocked at the same frequency which is hardly worth mentioning and as you said the overclocking does not seem to be quite as good. I have my 192shader GTX 260 at 760core 1544shader and 2600mem.
I didnt say this is my max oc either
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I didnt say this is my max oc either
No I wasnt talking about you specifically, I was just saying from what I have seen on different forums it seems like the first gen 260's do overclock a bit higher.

Why dont you go for your max Overclock and report back, would like to see what you can get.
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Here ya go bout as high as i want to go on my new cards






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