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In search of SLI FPS under FS2004

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June 16, 2005 3:45:58 AM

I'm thinking of upgrade one of my PC's to a dual SLI setup (6800 ULtra OC) using AMD FX55. I'd like to see how your frame rates are in FS2004 in 1600 x 1200 with all graphics details turn up and with clouds.

I can bring my P4 3.77Ghz EE and ATI X800 XT Platinum Pro to it's knees in FS2004 and was wondering how an SLI setup would work.

Thanks, Rob.

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June 16, 2005 5:25:36 AM

3.73ee?

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June 16, 2005 1:36:16 PM

My understanding is that while SLI is good.. it's not really beneficial for too long.
Once the next video card comes out, it's not going to be any better. So while you're spending a lot of money just to get that feature, the next video card coming out will be just as good, probably better.

Considering the FX though, your occupation as a developer, you have a lot of money because you don't have a wife to take all the money away :)  So with that being how my mind thinks, test the SLI out for me and let me know how it works :) 

Check out the Video Card forum, they're talking about SLI in there and I don't think it's getting the huge reviews from end users like the big companies were hoping.
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June 16, 2005 1:59:49 PM

I think someone needs to find another wife. :)  My wife is in the same field as I am so she certainly doesn't need any of my money. But we do have a CA home that is more than capable at consuming our money.

Back to SLI in FS2004, so I gather you don't know how an SLI setup would or would not help FS2004 in 1600 x 1200 ?

Thanks, Rob.
June 16, 2005 2:01:30 PM

Pentium 4 3.73 Ghz Extreme Edition (220Mhz FSB) in an older Asus Motherboard P4C800-E (875p chipset).
June 16, 2005 2:26:09 PM

i didnt know the 3.73ee was 478pin...

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June 16, 2005 3:50:21 PM

re-read my post, 220Mhz FSB -- so that would make it 3.4Ghz EE for my 478 socket.

478 pin -- that's a lot of pins ;) 
June 16, 2005 4:03:28 PM

yeah that was a mistype;

i see so its just oc'd gotcha...

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June 16, 2005 4:23:39 PM

I just found the answer I was seeking

http://graphics.tomshardware.com/graphic/20041123/sli-p...

http://graphics.tomshardware.com/graphic/20041123/sli-p...

It appears I will stay clear of anything SLI and stick with my X800XT Plat Pro for FS2004 performance.

Apparently SLI is not even supported when running FS2004 which probably explains why the two SLI 6800 Ultra's are slower than the ATI X800XT Plat Pro.

Good article, very few folks seem to include FS2004 in benchmarking reviews which I find odd since it is clearly THE game/sim of choice when it comes to stressing both graphics, CPU, HD, and memory performance.

Rob.
June 25, 2005 6:05:46 PM

yeah, just go out and get the 7800. It'l only cost you $600 and the 2 6800's would be over $1000. Unless your thinking of two 7800's. But, even that would be a waste on non SLI supported software. :_(

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