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Loki-PF
12-29-2005, 08:42 AM
Could someone who already has SLI please give me the straight scoop? I'm about to order my second 6800GT to make my rig SLI. I know some of the other games I play will benefit (COD2 DOW-WH40K etc.). But PF is my main love and I know that there were some bad issues with PF when sly first came out.

The way I see it there are three possible outcomes of SLI and PF

1) It doesn't work or makes the game unplayable because of graphics issues.

2) It works but there are no speed/FPS gains

3) It works and there are speed gains

Just as an FYI here are my system specs.

ASUS a8n SLI delux mobo
AMD-64 +4000
1Gb Ram (soon to be 2)
1 6800GT (soon to be 2)
2WD SATA 10K Raptors in RAID 0

Thanks in advance all you SLI early adopters out there!

Salute
Loki

p1ngu666
12-29-2005, 09:04 AM
it worked for my two 7800GT's. sadly one of them was faulty, so im only running one atm, other hasto go back http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

Dutch60
12-29-2005, 09:12 AM
3) It works and there are speed gains http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

huggy87
12-29-2005, 09:15 AM
Two months ago I got a new computer with dual 7800gtx's. It works like a champ. There was one issue with the cards displaying a "balancing bar" on screen, but someone told me how to shut it off (a matter of simply unclicking one box http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif) . If you have the same issue I can help.

Xiolablu3
12-29-2005, 09:17 AM
Originally posted by p1ngu666:
it worked for my two 7800GT's. sadly one of them was faulty, so im only running one atm, other hasto go back http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

Wow Pingu, you must be a rich SOB http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

I am still using a GFTI4600...

JaVA_shark
12-29-2005, 10:18 AM
hi

i got an asus sli mobo with 2 6600 gt got a 64 bit amd 3200 and 2 gig of ram (for BF2 http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif).

u must know if u gonne buy a second 6800 u must c if the serial number on the box (and in that way also the cart) is exactly the same, ore ure sli configuration dont gonne work like it must be.
on my system its not working at all!!
i got no faster fps
i got graphic error from water on perfect mode.
so i play it on 1 card.

GL

JSG72
12-29-2005, 11:08 AM
Hi I've been running an SLI rig for a couple of months now.
Asus A8n Deluxe, AMD-57, 2x7800gtx's with 2gig ram. with a SATA 74 Gig 10,000 rpm hard drive.
First off
Welcome aboard http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
SLI is supported but you will have to set it up.
I am running Nhancer programme to do this.
Now don't think you can now go and turn everything up to the max and this game will look beautiful and error free.
Because just like with a single card you will have to set up all your card features and alter config. ini files to suit
Depending on which theatre you fly will also alter your systems performance.
If you fly over water predominantly. You will be able to utilize Water=3 or 4 in the config files and with other settings lower can get lovely flying in PF.
However if you do low level over land (I do)
Framerates will suffer considerably if you try to run water=3 or 4 whilst trying to enhance your land settings.
Lots of experimentation is required to obtain a satisfactory result.
BTW Framerates overall aren't all that much changed from a single card but you do have more access to higher levels of Render(Prettier pictures)
I am still in the process of trying to find something that completely satisfies my preferences. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif

JaVA_shark
12-29-2005, 11:26 AM
hi

Before i also used n'hancer and i played with 2 cards, but try to play it with 1. u will c there is no diff. for using water at 3 there are some new dll files... would post the link but i dont find the post. its somewhere at this forum. look at nvidia fustration i saw alot about SLI config...

GL

Loki-PF
12-30-2005, 08:40 PM
Thanks for the input guys!

Does anyone have some numbers in FPS of single card versus dual card in PF.

p1ngu666
12-30-2005, 08:47 PM
Loki, czech out http://www.tomshardware.com and http://www.firingsquad.com

its worth doing, thats why i bought 2, im unemployed (and unemployable http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif) so i haveto make my money go far :\

-HH-Quazi
12-31-2005, 08:00 AM
Here are some real world results from a few m8s in the Community Help forum doing a bit of testing. It includes two 7800GTX's in SLI:

updated list. Please use exact settings below for testing:
ALL CONF.INI SETTINGS AT DEFAULT VALUE,
EXCEPT WATER=0 FOR CONSISTENCY WITH EXISTING DATA.
1024x768x32 4xAA 8xAF
Driver IQ setting at "quality"
In-game settings at "perfect",

The Black Death Track, measured from :05 to 2:30

2X 7800GTX 256 SLI
CPU A64 FX 57 2.8GHz, 1MB, dual channel
(test by Sergio 101)
MIN/AVG/MAX FPS: 26/73/142

7800 GTX 256
CPU: A64X2 3800+ dual core @2GHz, 512KB, single channel due to memory config
(test by Vengeanze)
MIN/AVG/MAX FPS: 20/53/108

X1800XT
CPU A64 FX 57 2.8GHz, 1MB, dual channel
(test by bolox00)
MIN/AVG/MAX FPS: 25/59/141

X850XTPE
CPU A64 FX53 @2.4 GHz, 1MB, dual channel
(test by Quazi)
MIN/AVG/MAX FPS: 20/54/123

X800XT
CPU: Pentium IV 3.74
(test by Hiriyu)
MIN/AVG/MAX FPS: 18/43/118

X800XT
CPU A64 FX51@2.2GHz, 1MB, dual channel
(test by bmrp51d)
MIN/AVG/MAX FPS: 20/52/141

X800XL
CPU: A64 3700+ SanDiego (939) @2.2 GHz, 1MB, dual channel
(test by PF_Coastie)
MIN/AVG/MAX FPS: 22/40/111

X850PRO
CPU: Pentium IV @3.0GHz
(test by bazzaah2
MIN/AVG/MAX FPS: 15/43/95

X850PRO
CPU: AthlonXP3000+ @2.2GHz
(test by dieg777)
MIN/AVG/MAX FPS: 10/36/90

X800 Pro
CPU: A64 3700+ ClawHammer (754) @2.4 GHz, 1MB, single channel(test by Lemky)
MIN/AVG/MAX FPS
01/38/105

6800GT @395/1080
CPU: A64 Newcastle (939) 3500+ @2.2GHz, 512KB, dual channel
(test by Odranoel1)
MIN/AVG/MAX FPS: 17/45/133
6800GT @395/1080
CPU: A64 Newcastle (939) @2.5GHZ 512KB, dual channel (test by Odranoel1)
MIN/AVG/MAX FPS: 20/47/136

6800GT @400/1100
CPU: A64 Clawhammer (754) 2800+ @1.8GHZ 512KB, single channel
(test by BelaLvgosi w. water =1)
MIN/AVG/MAX FPS: 14/40/103
6800GT @400/1100
CPU: A64 Clawhammer (754) 3400+ @2.4GHZ, 1MB, single channel
(test by BelaLvgosi)
MIN/AVG/MAX FPS
21/50/144

6600GT
CPU: Pentium IV 2.4GHz
(Test by Lame Duck)
MIN/AVG/MAX FPS 4/18/74[/quote]