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NVIDIA GeForce "Pascal" 3-way and 4-way SLI Restricted to Select Non-Gaming Apps

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EarthDog

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You have a new avatar every other week, LOL

Meh, this affects so few people... can't say I care much. I do understand for those few people that run such a setup would be upset though.
 

cdawall

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You have a new avatar every other week, LOL

Meh, this affects so few people... can't say I care much. I do understand for those few people that run such a setup would be upset though.

And the 1 person with this setup will just have to wait for DX12 and vulcan. Problem solved.
 
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Kenrou

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You have a new avatar every other week, LOL

This one is prettier :clap:

Fair enough that its only a very small percentage that have more then 2 GPU's, but the complete removal of support ? Would DX12/Vulkan compensate for it ?
 

Evilsizer

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i would rather see better scaling with SLI in 2 way then worrying about using 3-4 cards. granted i dont know the way they are handling it i do think the method of info being on both cards bogs down any real gains we could see. as in each card drawing a section of the scene vs both having all the info of the whole scene. if they did this that would mean better scalling even up to 3-4 way as then each card would have a smaller % of the over all picture to draw, instead of drawing the whole thing, then messing together.
 

ATMINSIDE

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I thought this was old news already?? Seem to recall it in the main 1080 thread.
 

Vellinious

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3 and 4 way SLI scaling has always been terrible anyway.....the only real point in it is for benching or crunching.

This is a non-issue in my mind.
 

Janus67

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I thought this was old news already?? Seem to recall it in the main 1080 thread.

I thought we only knew that 3-4 way SLI was going to be restricted and you'd have to register your card(s) with nVidia to get the 'SLI registration key' thing, but I didn't know it was limited to non-gaming applications.
 

EarthDog

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I thought we only knew that 3-4 way SLI was going to be restricted and you'd have to register your card(s) with nVidia to get the 'SLI registration key' thing, but I didn't know it was limited to non-gaming applications.
this is what I recall as well. This is new AFAIK.