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    I do not know the true benefits of sli or crossfire over an 8800gtx over clocked edition or a 2900 from ati. Would you teach me.



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  • #2
    Re: can you teach me

    I believe you start seeing the true benefits of sli once you start gaming at 2500x1600. At lower resolutions you may not see much of a difference. I don't really know however seeing as having an 8800gtx, let alone an sli setup is just a pipe dream for me and I never gave it much thought.


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    • #3
      Re: can you teach me

      Until your ramp up the resolution, SLI isn't really a big deal. Additionally, the way new and improved cards go, a single next gen card often out performs the current SLI set ups. In my opinion you're better off spending 600 on a fancy new card than 600 on two of last years model. If you then say, "hey, ill spend 1200 on two of the newest cards they just released," you should probably go kill yourself and leave me your CPU budget in a will.

      There are also spotty sli glitches in some games. Not a huge deal as they're often resolved, but if the problem exists in YOUR game.. the one you play all the time.. it may be really disappointing. Check your fav game forums for known HW issues.
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      • #4
        Re: can you teach me

        Both Polska and Switch hit it pretty dead on lol. If you don't see yourself running at over 2000 x 1600 or so resolution, I would consider going with a 8800GTX/OC Edition instead of SLI'ing or Crossfire.
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        • #5
          Re: can you teach me

          Ok, hey do you know if uou have an sli board, will it take 1 ati and vice versa?



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          • #6
            Re: can you teach me

            If you have an sli board, it will take either 1 card, or two. If you put in 2 cards however they need to be the exact same card, ie) 2 x 8800gtx, not 1 8800gtx and 8800gts. At least that is how I understand it (granted I have seen articles claim you can run an ati and nvidia card in one pc, although this is no longer sli).

            I believe Crossfire (ATI cards) is a little more flexible, where it allows you to run different cards together, I am not sure about this though, you would have to read up on specifics.

            If you want an sli or crossfire setup, you need a motherboard that supports it, so an sli mobo wont support crossfire and vice versa. i think that's how it works haha, anyone want to confirm/clarify. There may be boards that support both sli and crossfire now however, I never bother to look into it.


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            • #7
              Re: can you teach me

              You'll also need a certified SLI power supply to be on the safe side (you might be able to do without a SLI certified PSU).
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              • #8
                Re: can you teach me

                well, I know crossfire allows a high end card to be run with a lower end card, this causes the high end to be as slow as the lower end card. I was curious, can you put one nvidia card into a crossfire mobo or an ati card into a sli mobo? :) :/



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                • #9
                  Re: can you teach me

                  Originally posted by BeSiege82 View Post
                  well, I know crossfire allows a high end card to be run with a lower end card, this causes the high end to be as slow as the lower end card. I was curious, can you put one nvidia card into a crossfire mobo or an ati card into a sli mobo? :) :/
                  Single card, yes.


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                  • #10
                    Re: can you teach me

                    You can't, however, combine a nVidia card with a ATI card in SLI/Crossfire. It would be plain unfair. ;)
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                    • #11
                      Re: can you teach me

                      Originally posted by Acreo Aeneas View Post
                      You can't, however, combine a nVidia card with a ATI card in SLI/Crossfire. It would be plain unfair. ;)
                      O- unfair now- ha? ;)



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                      • #12
                        Re: can you teach me

                        Although, if you can find a board that has a secondary PCI-E slot (would be a "3rd" PCI-E slot for those boards featuring SLI/Crossfire), then you can put in a nVidia card and ATI card and have one or the other slaved (dual monitors, etc.). Or did I get that all wrong?
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                        • #13
                          Re: can you teach me

                          Originally posted by Acreo Aeneas View Post
                          Although, if you can find a board that has a secondary PCI-E slot (would be a "3rd" PCI-E slot for those boards featuring SLI/Crossfire), then you can put in a nVidia card and ATI card and have one or the other slaved (dual monitors, etc.). Or did I get that all wrong?
                          well, I did see a 3 card crossfire set up- is that idea of the board you mean.



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                          • #14
                            Re: can you teach me

                            I'm not sure how the nVidia drivers work these days with SLI but I'm pretty sure you can set dual monitors and switch back to SLI when you game. I'd imaging ATI drivers have a similar feature. Although, a second (or third in a SLI/Crossfire setup) should work for a second monitor.

                            I think having a third PCI-e slot is a bit overboard but it's probably in anticipation for video cards that can act as PPUs (Physics Processing Units) and using SLI/Crossfire too.

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                            • #15
                              Re: can you teach me

                              Also, what is quad sli? I saw an 8800 card with two main GPUs in it, so does that mean two cards equals quad sli?



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