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Old 12-23-11, 01:51 PM   #13
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Nvidia has great drivers and i would still be on it but i had to move to HD6970 Crossfire setup. The reason is Black Screen issue i was having. After a year or so trying to figure out what was the problem and numerous RMAs i gave up. I got HD6970 on same system and it works great.
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Old 12-24-11, 09:09 AM   #14
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Actually that's not the case. nV has great driver and profile support for SLI. I don't remember the last time I had to mess around with an SLI setting or value.
Yeah, NVIDIA pretty much takes care of that for us. It was the case back in 7800GTX days as well.

The only time I ever had real problems with Sli is when Vista first launched.
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Old 12-24-11, 12:29 PM   #15
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Yeh I have had nothing but a great experience with my GTX 470 sli setup and that's with a hack to enable SLI on a board that shouldn't support it.

SLI doesn't actually care if it's OpenGL or not... there just needs to be a profile for it. It's independent of the API being used.
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Old 12-28-11, 12:48 AM   #16
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thank God for people like us that buy hardware by the boat loads that keep Nvidia and AMD in business.
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Old 12-28-11, 01:08 AM   #17
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I have always had good luck with SLI.I had some problems with crossfire but it was a lot better then it used to be,still not up to par compared to SLI
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Old 12-28-11, 01:21 AM   #18
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Never used Crossfire, but ample experience with SLi. If finances allowed I'd love to go back to having multiple video cards.
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Old 12-31-11, 03:25 AM   #19
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I had two HD 5870's and ran them in crossfire and really did'nt have any problems unless it was a older game.I thought they were pretty good cards ,but i have always liked SLI better,because it seems that I can run any game and get it to work, so I sold them and went back to nvidia.
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i actually tried 4 gtx 480's evga superclocked on a gigabyte ga-x58a-ud9 board that supported 4 way sli. Used a silverstone st-1500 watt (saw the linus tech tip videos on how he got the psu to work with the card) psu with a 980x 6 core cpu. Great performance but you can't do nvidia 3d or regular surround with 4 way sli at least AFAIK to date. Even sent Nvidia a email to confirm a year ago. So it's actually a waste of graphics power as I sold one off right away so I could do 3 way (one card per monitor) nvidia 3d vision surrround.
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Old 03-08-12, 04:41 PM   #21
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My first multi-card setup is the one I have now (2x6970's). The cards work great and the drivers are great. They doubled my performance in BF3 and both GPU's run at 95%+ utilization, so I couldn't be happier.

Obviously my tune will change if one of my future games has poor support, but for now I am very pleased.
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Old 03-08-12, 06:19 PM   #22
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My first multi-card setup is the one I have now (2x6970's). The cards work great and the drivers are great. They doubled my performance in BF3 and both GPU's run at 95%+ utilization, so I couldn't be happier.

Obviously my tune will change if one of my future games has poor support, but for now I am very pleased.
That's good to know. If Keplers high end turns out to be a disappointment, I will get a couple of the 7970 refresh cards.
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SLI is more a market stunt, according to nvidia its so problem-free etc... 60% more fps in games etc..blablabla... always has been better to have a powerful gpu and you can playwithout problems and worry if the newest games have support for this nonsense or not.
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