Duel GPUs
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Author:  haxorico [ January 9th, 2012, 2:38 am ]
Post subject:  Duel GPUs

In a weird way I won't describe I got 2 brand new GPUs and since I got both of them I thought it would be nice to use both of them together to make games run faster etc.
So after I searched a-lot I found somthing called SLI although it's only for nvidia for all I understood and demand the same GPU type. What I got is even worse. I got the following GPUs.
AMD Sapphire HD 6750
Invidia axle GeForce GTX 220

Is there a way to make them run together with combined powers or something like that?

Author:  GeorgeMots [ January 9th, 2012, 2:58 am ]
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I googled a bit for you. Turns out you can't do that. So how about you send it to me? ^^

Author:  haxorico [ January 9th, 2012, 6:49 am ]
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I checked the nvidia card performance. It's shit on its own. Mind as well give it to a friend that already has the same card and his from Israel do no payment on shippment

Author:  Bartimaeus [ January 13th, 2012, 9:17 pm ]
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Yeah. Neither of those cards are very good, (though they aren't bad), and they can't be run together. Both AMD Crossfire and nVidia SLI require the same GPU, though, IIRC, one of them allows very similar GPUs to be used together, but I can't remember which nor the specifics.

Author:  haxorico [ January 15th, 2012, 12:55 am ]
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I don't really know how to check the power of a GPU but using the AMD card I can play BF3 on highest resolution on 60 FPS and that is cause it is the max fps possible for all I know.
Graphics are set to low but I would have done that anyway as the more special effects there the more it disturbs me. I still play ET on really low graphic style even tough I can run it on over 333 fps so it does the job for me and it's cheap :)
I saw the GTX 580 is over 500$ at the store I bought and well I rather have a consol than a beast GPU :)

Author:  Bartimaeus [ January 20th, 2012, 3:51 pm ]
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Resolution hardly matters on lower graphical settings, so, uh, yeah. It only becomes more costly as graphics settings are raised - if even.

P.S. If 60 is the max FPS you're getting, you probably have vertical sync enabled.

Author:  haxorico [ January 20th, 2012, 4:31 pm ]
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It is enabled only for this game, if it disabled, the maximum is 30. So... Yea..

Author:  Dekar [ January 20th, 2012, 8:54 pm ]
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I can't stand the lack of VSYNC, I don't get why people disable it -.-"

Author:  haxorico [ January 21st, 2012, 3:40 pm ]
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I don't get why people ENABLE it... The only reason I use it on BF3 is cause the maximum FPS is set to 30, and with vsync I get ~60

Author:  Dekar [ January 21st, 2012, 4:08 pm ]
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Without VSYNC you get those horrible artefacts. Besides that it makes no sense to have the graphics card calculate pictures that are only partially shown or even completely dropped. Waste of energy. Lately a friend wanted me to play BF3 at his rig and while he was telling me how awesome the graphics was, all I saw was tearing.

I am a bit fanatic when it comes to visual artefacts, I even watch movies at 24hz to get rid of the shitty 3:2 pulldown. I still often see the choppiness at that level, even in cinemas. :/

I guess if you play on a small screen tearing can be bearable if you're average, I am somehow extremely sensitive to it.

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