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#1 2006-02-08 14:15:51

EmbraceThePenguin
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To SLI or not to SLI

I was wondering if anyone running SLI can chime in and discuss SLI on Linux and the performance gains or lack there of.

I have a spare $500 sitting around burning a hole in my pocket and I was going to pick up another GeForce 7800GTX for my machine. However, I was reading on phoronix.com that the SLI gains in performance were small. I mean, if I only get 10fps difference in Quake4 then, for me, that doesn't justify spending $500. However, if there are other noticeable gains, like desktop performance with Xcomposit or other benefits that might warrent the purchase, I might go for it.

Anyone have any experiences they care to share?

Thanks!!!

Joe

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#2 2006-02-13 16:08:14

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Re: To SLI or not to SLI

Anyone???

Thanks!!!!

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#3 2006-02-14 00:44:35

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Re: To SLI or not to SLI

I wish wink

You could send the $500 my way though if it was annoying you that much heh.

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#4 2006-02-14 01:18:20

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Re: To SLI or not to SLI

HEHE... Well, I just found out that the new 7900 that is comming out will actually be 30% faster than 2 7800s in SLI, so I think I will wait and save some more money smile

Joe

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#5 2006-02-14 01:20:35

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Re: To SLI or not to SLI

Thats what I'm doing big_smile It's suppoed to be released at some conference around March 10. have you seen the specs on that thing :shock:

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#6 2006-02-14 20:50:15

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Re: To SLI or not to SLI

Cam wrote:

Thats what I'm doing big_smile It's suppoed to be released at some conference around March 10. have you seen the specs on that thing :shock:

Actually, I have not been able to find a whole log of info on it.

Do you have any links?

Thanks!!!

Joe

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#7 2006-02-15 00:16:24

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Re: To SLI or not to SLI

500!!
I could buy another computer with that!
wink


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#8 2006-02-15 06:57:18

Cam
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Re: To SLI or not to SLI

EmbraceThePenguin wrote:
Cam wrote:

Thats what I'm doing big_smile It's suppoed to be released at some conference around March 10. have you seen the specs on that thing :shock:

Actually, I have not been able to find a whole log of info on it.

Do you have any links?

Thanks!!!

Joe

I haven't been about to find a whole lot either, Nvidia are good secret-keepers wink

http://www.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=4343
http://www.nordichardware.com/news,3015.html

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#9 2006-02-15 07:25:39

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Re: To SLI or not to SLI

I need a GF7900 for my browsing and programming :-D

/me looks at his slow GF5700 256MB and comforts it...

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#10 2006-02-15 10:05:57

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Re: To SLI or not to SLI

iBertus wrote:

I need a GF7900 for my browsing and programming :-D

/me looks at his slow GF5700 256MB and comforts it...

/me looks at his GeForce2 mx 32MB, looks at the GF7900 and drools... tongue

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#11 2006-02-27 05:59:51

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Re: To SLI or not to SLI

/me looks at his GeForce2 GTS 32mb while waiting for ups to drop his evga 7800gt and evga mb combo wink

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#12 2006-02-27 06:35:55

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Re: To SLI or not to SLI

enderst wrote:

/me looks at his GeForce2 GTS 32mb while waiting for ups to drop his evga 7800gt and evga mb combo wink

Nice, I ordered my new stuff this morning. A DFI Lanparty NF4-SLI mobo and dual-core Athlon64 4400+ and a new case big_smile Pickup on Saturday, build it and between now and then I need to see if I can scab a PCI video card from someone just to get it running woot

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