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2x GTX285 in SLI vs. 1x GTX295

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
August 22, 2009 7:47:55 AM

Following a thread that I've posted yesterday I learnt that if you SLI two cards you get more performance only if the application is designed to work in a SLI configuration.

How that works? :o  What happens if I have a SLI configuration, but the application does not work in SLI? Will I be using only one card while second stays idle? Is there a way to "force" an application (game, photo or video editor, whatever) to recognize my second card as well? Or, how would I know if the application uses only one card or both?

(I am particularily speaking about SLI-ing 2 GTX285 vs. having 1 GTX295)

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August 22, 2009 7:57:21 AM

most dx10 configurations will utilise sli and 285 in sli will kill a 295 aka 275 sli
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August 22, 2009 8:20:13 AM

actually quad sli 285 isn't as good it doesn scale after tri sli
August 22, 2009 6:14:58 PM

3sli GTX285 is better vs QUADgtx295.

3 SLI GTX285 with 4.0ghz I7 = awesome rig ( quite useless ;)  )
August 22, 2009 6:17:34 PM

^ I bet you dual EVGA CO-OP GTX 295 FTW's would beat triple GTX 285's.
August 23, 2009 3:59:46 PM

IF your using I7. 3 GTX285 OCed as well as the FTW GTX295 ..... 3SLI GTX285 still win ... guess why !