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Old 04-06-13, 04:01 PM   #109
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Did another iRacing video recently. This could be the start of a small series of videos showcasing different iRacing car/track combos.

A buddy of mine and I just pick a random combo, go in a do a few laps. So we usually don't have any practice and therefore the videos might contain some slow or strange driving but the laps are usually quite fun (at least for us)

So there is part one...



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvu-tpXNjQQ

Shame all my posts got deleted here. This thread contained some very useful informations for iRacers!
I really appreciate the work you did before. Do you have any of the old screenshots? I'd really like people like you to help us rebuild the site if you're interested.
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Old 04-10-13, 01:58 PM   #110
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I really appreciate the work you did before. Do you have any of the old screenshots? I'd really like people like you to help us rebuild the site if you're interested.
Thanks Q.
I do have all my screenshots but I don't want to upload them again. However, I'll hang around a bit more here
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Old 04-12-13, 09:59 AM   #111
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Thanks Q.
I do have all my screenshots but I don't want to upload them again. However, I'll hang around a bit more here
slaWter mate, great to see you here.
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slaWter mate, great to see you here.
Great to see you too my friend
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Old 05-21-13, 05:29 PM   #113
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Another iRacing video showing some random combos from this week, including the Indy 500 and Coke 600

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OMG dude, that gets me wanting to get a setup going. The tri monitor is the only way to go. I know you are running SLI. 2 x 680 4GB cards good enough? You are a pretty good driver dude, I watched the whole video. The night racing was pretty awesome.

BTW good to see you Muppet. I miss the old days.
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Old 05-22-13, 04:30 AM   #115
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Looks pretty sweet slaWter. Still rockin the HP's I see.
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Old 05-22-13, 11:06 AM   #116
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OMG dude, that gets me wanting to get a setup going. The tri monitor is the only way to go. I know you are running SLI. 2 x 680 4GB cards good enough? You are a pretty good driver dude, I watched the whole video. The night racing was pretty awesome.

BTW good to see you Muppet. I miss the old days.
Triples is the way to go for iRacing, no doubt. However, I'm using the separate screen rendering option, which calculates three independent views depending on your screens, bezel size and screen angle. This results in the best multi-monitor support of any game out there but completely kills SLI scaling. For iRacing it's best to get a single 680 or TITAN.
Depending on the resolution, you can maxed it out easily with those cards. Personally I run it without the highest shadow options to get a constant frame rate.

Glad you liked the video

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Looks pretty sweet slaWter. Still rockin the HP's I see.
Yes. No need to upgrade as I'm still very happy with them, especially for iRacing.
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I also miss the old days around here. Shame as this place was always good for a laugh.
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Old 06-15-13, 06:03 AM   #118
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Benchmarks: GTX 680 4GB vs GTX 680 4GB SLI vs GTX TITAN

Last weekend I tried to see how well SLI scales in iRacing when using separate screen rendering in Surround. I always had a feeling that SLI scaling is not that good in iRacing but since I needed it for other games and SLI was otherwise non-problematic in iRacing, I kept using it.
These days however, I pretty much stopped playing games and now have a dedicated system for iRacing, so I had to investigate this a bit further.

After comparing the 680s and SLI scaling, I immediately noticed how much smoother the single card was, even though the frame rate was lower. Reminded me of my 580 GTX 3GB SLI vs 3-way SLI test in which the 2-way solution provided a much better gaming experience in most games even though the frame rate was lower.

Because of this I had a feeling that the TITAN would provide a better experience in iRacing with about the same performance as the SLI configuration, so I ordered a single TITAN.

And here are the benchmarks:

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Link to Benchmark Chart

For the first time since the 7800 GTX days, I'm running a single GPU in my system and I couldn't be happier
Performance of a single TITAN is at least on par with the 680 SLIs but without any of the typical Multi-GPU drawbacks!

Keep in mind, this is at quite a high resolution and the TITAN is known to perform at its best when the settings go up. However, in general I'd say don't use SLI for iRacing and use a faster single GPU configuration instead. SLI might be a good upgrade-path, value configuration and/or over-the-top gaming setup for most games, but not for iRacing.
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