Tri-SLI how is it?

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  1. SLI-756

    SLI-756 Banned

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    any experiences out there before i go looking at benchies.
    i'm thinking if i go three cards i could go dual sli and have a dedi PhysX card for PhysX games i like.
    and for non-physx games i would go full blown tri.
    i do want a dedi card and this seems a good option for me.
    currently i disable sli in physx games.
     
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    Some of those as well
    Awesome.
     
  3. SLI-756

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    for a couple hundred quid i'm thinking i could have almost uber gpu power :)
    would need a new psu but that's fine as i need one anyways.
    gonna check some benchies.
     
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    Just keep it like this then jump on 980GTX next year. Don't go 3-gpu path...
     

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    the op is about tri-sli not about me, cheers.
     
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    My apologies for having an opinion.
     
  7. Yecnot

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    Doesn't it seem sort of unprofessional that the most powerful gpu setups are faulty? Why do Nvidia and AMD keep advertising unfinished products?
     
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    Elaborate. If you're expecting perfection, that doesn't happen in either software or hardware.
     
  9. GhostXL

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    You mean sept-oct.

    Sept paper launch, Oct-November full supply for holidays.

    My GTX 780 SLI has been the most enjoyable Multi-GPU experience EVER!

    That includes both AMD/ATI and Nvidia Multi-Gpu sets I've used in the past.
     
  10. ---TK---

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    Huh, I been using sli since the 7800gt series many years ago, what are you talking about specifically??
     

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    2 way SLI works just fine, 3 way sli and you start to have some problems in some games, with poor scaling, or no 3 way support at all. 2 way sli has very little problems, most of the time it works excellentley.
     
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    Hmm, I hear a lot of crap about SLI everyday. Guess it works then. Maybe it was just crossfire. Anyone remember the 7990? Why was that card so unpopular?
     
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    Whats wrong with xfire?
     
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    He's echoing the annoyances with SLi that you do not have to deal with in a single GPU setup.
    Mainly being the need for constant driver support (half the games I play simply would not use SLi, ever). And the random occurrences of microstuttering.
    There is also of lots of heat.

    I've personally tried SLi once with two 8800 GT's. Dealing with driver support was horrendous, and the scaling was terrible. Worse purchase I ever made. No more SLi for me.

    There is also an echo chamber here on the forums, and tech forums like it. When a person asks if I should SLi two cards or get a more expensive single card, the consensus is almost always spend more for the single better GPU. The reason sited is usually the need to driver support, lesser so the microstuttering (though that would annoy me too).
     
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    Lot has changed since 8800 GT's, that was many years ago, things has changed alot, on the good side.
     

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    QFT, 8800gt sli was comparable to my 8800gtx sli that I has years ago, and sli is a lot more refined these days.
     
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    I wouldnt Ever go more then 2 gpus, like the guy said half the games dont have support for 2 cards let alone 3 espically older games I think?

    I use to get really random issues with my Radeon 6970 crossfire setup, when i run a game my top gpu would run 100 fan speed while gpu number 2 would be in idel 25 percent this would cause number 2 to overheat thus causing me a crash!Ivtried to manually adjust speeds in Afterburner same problem, I tried using cataltst control center and same thing all over again! Heres the funny part tough when the game turns off both cards would ramp-up to 100% fan speed! Its like they made it backwards or something? Polish version of Crossfire? Sorry if anyone is polish of course.

    Always better to run a single high-end card in my opinion,i ran a single gtx 580 after that and I just freakin loved it, no problems or crashes whatsoever!
     
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    My personal experience with tri and quad sli says that more than 2 way sli is more of a hazzle than a joy.
     
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    I hear you. It's hard for me to get out of the "once bitten, twice shy" mentality. I also had an AMD card a long time ago and I hated it, then loved my 6800 GT.
    AMD, Gigabyte, and SLi and off my buy list. It's just a personal bias, doesn't effect what I recommend to other people (though I would warn about SLi to less tech savvy people).
     
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