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Old 11-29-2006, 12:33 AM   #101 (permalink)
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100th post. Nice.
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Old 11-29-2006, 12:47 AM   #102 (permalink)
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I would like to say first that was one heck of an opener and a very well organized and put together post. Props to you sir.

Now I show my ignorance . I was under the impression that SLI and Xfire were more intended for multiple monitor setups, which would help distribute the work load in a better way...am I wrong?

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Well no it doens't really do much for multiple monitors. It does even the work load though. But you arent going to see a 100% increase in performance.
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Old 11-29-2006, 12:49 AM   #103 (permalink)
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Well no it doens't really do much for multiple monitors. It does even the work load though. But you arent going to see a 100% increase in performance.
Ah, thank you for clearing that up.

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you have put alot of work into this thread it is greatly appricated.
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Old 12-13-2006, 07:03 PM   #105 (permalink)
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ok so i am thinkin about upgrading my computer here real soon and I was thinking about gettin crossfire and having 2 x1900GTs would it be worth it to make the upgrade? I am been reading on here and at 1st everyone was against SLI/xfire now it sounds like it isnt such a bad think. I am also planing on a new monitor a 20 in with 1600x12sumthin i think it was, so with xfire i would see a bigger increase if I had Xfire rather than just one card? I took it that on lower resolutions it dosn't really make a diff but on high res is where i really shines?
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Old 12-15-2006, 07:40 AM   #106 (permalink)
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This is a topic that truly earned a sticky! SLi and Crossfire sucks unless you have 2 monitors for each video card. I mean who would pay an extra like $200 for another video card for less performance?
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ok so i decided not to SLi the video card i'm planning to get, but my question should i volt mod it? and how do i do it?
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not by hi-jacking a thread my good friend. post your own thread about it in the overclocking section. and you may want to mention the video card.
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Old 01-11-2007, 07:10 PM   #109 (permalink)
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I might be going 7950GT 512MB SLI.


We'll see.
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This document will be revised within the next several days to reflect several changes with the technologies over the past year. These revisions are as follows:

Re-evaluation of new game engines, including:
-Source Engine - Half Life 2: Episode 1
-Jupiter Extended Engine - F.E.A.R
-Modified Gamebryo Engine - Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

Future additions as they become availible:
-Source Engine Version 2 - Half life 2: Episode 3(?)
-CryEngine2 - Crysis
-Unreal v3.0 - Unreal Tournament 2007

Considerations of updated tech design:
-Comparison of x1900XTX/7900GTX
-Update to reflect current hardware, specifically chipset revision
-Software/Driver Updates
-Consideration of newly emerging tech including dual PCB design, dual GPU design, and "quad" SLI and beyond
-Comparison of r600/G80 when availible
-Updated power consumption requirements

Price vs. Performance Comparison:
-Entry Level GPUs
-Middle Ground GPUs
-Industry Leading GPUs

Summary of revisions make to SLI/Crossfire tech over time

FAQ including several unanswered questions within this topic

Introduction to, and later, explanation of, emerging gaming technologies including:
-New Rendering Paths (IE DX10, Shader Model 4)
-Simultaneous Multithreaded Processes
-64 Bit Applications(?)
-Dedicated Physics Processing Applications

Explanation of current rendering technologies:
-Monitor Resolution
-DirectX 9.0c + OpenGL 2.0
-AA + AF
-HDR

Please inform me of any other revisions you need over THIS revision, and I will try to include them. The older document will be archived and replaced by any revisions
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