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#11 11 years ago

But does the benefit of SLI really change anything when the bridge is older than the 680i? And if so, by how much?




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#12 11 years ago

it shouldn't.


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#13 11 years ago
n0e;4007825it shouldn't.

That's what I thought. So, the 650i doesn't really do anything unless the second PCI-E x16 is used as a Physics processor? And for that matter, can a GPU serve as a physics processor?




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#14 11 years ago
EpicLoad;4007821But does the benefit of SLI really change anything when the bridge is older than the 680i? And if so, by how much?

I run two 8800GTS cards in SLi with the older 650i chipset. I benchmarked my system against a friend with a similar setup (same CPU, same RAM, the only differences were the fact that he was running a single 8800 Ultra on a 680i board), and we found little to no difference in terms of performance.

So no, you don't have to have the latest 680i chipset to run an SLi system acceptably.




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#15 11 years ago

I think he was thinking more in terms of SLI vs SLI whereas you're talking SLI vs a more powerful single card. It's all well and good that your GTS cards can match an 8800 Ultra, but if you had 2 Ultras in SLI on your 650i and he had the same on his 680i who would get the most benefit out of it? Most likely he would.




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#16 11 years ago
Bs|Archaon;4007892I think he was thinking more in terms of SLI vs SLI whereas you're talking SLI vs a more powerful single card. It's all well and good that your GTS cards can match an 8800 Ultra, but if you had 2 Ultras in SLI on your 650i and he had the same on his 680i who would get the most benefit out of it? Most likely he would.

Thank you, that was my question. And that also shows the point that running two older cards versus one newer one, doesn't do much. So, again, is the only point of the older SLI systems is to run another graphics board performing as a physics processor?




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#17 11 years ago

SLI GT is better even than 8800Ultra




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#18 11 years ago

Wut?




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#19 11 years ago
arcadeplayer987;4008615SLI GT is better even than 8800Ultra

Depending on what bridges you have.




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#20 11 years ago

eh, a bridge is a bridge. They only help transfer the bandwidth away from the pci-express slot so you don't saturate the pci-express lanes. They aren't made by varying qualities.


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