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    I searched this forum for any content concerning SLI and finding none, I have a question to pose to those with more experience than myself.(which is most of you,LOL)

    I have two 9800gtx+ (same manufacturer and part number) and would like to know the pros and cons of setting these up in my game rig. I have ample room and power for the two cards and have an auxiliary power supply that I can employ as well.
    Last edited by LpBronco; 12-17-2009, 01:04 PM.
    Forewarned is Forearmed





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    Re: Sli

    It depends on the games you play. Take benchmarks first with just one card.
    Install the second and take benchmarks again. See on paper if there is a difference.
    Then, play your games. In a nutshell, some of my games run better in SLi and some I do not see a large performance boost or gain in fps.
    Some I can play at higher settings. Whatever gain there is will be personal to you based on what you play.
    I have 2 X 8800 GT OC and it helps me with some of the newer games. With some of the newer games pending in a few months, I will look at upgrading to a next gen card then.

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      With Nvidia cards they are usually pretty quick with getting SLI profiles out, other cons being more power, which is more heat, which is more noise. You might also find a few games that do not get any improvement from SLI. But if you have a good enough PSU and enough space and already have both the cards I would say put them in and have fun.
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