1 GFX Card or 2?
Hi, Not sure this is the best place to ask but couldnt find anywhere more suitable.
Looking to upgrade shortly and just wondering how best to decide between GFX cards.
Main problem being using 1 or 2?
AMD cards as the example as i prefer using them,
Would say 1x 5870 be better than 2x 5770's - or how big is the difference? is there any definable way to decide? Or is price the best indicator? (e.g 2x £150 beats 1x £250)
Seems some folks have been having problems with running two cards (SLI and crossfire). You may want to wait for a patch that specifically says these are supported before trying two cards.
Originally Posted by GimmeAKitKat
SLI works fine as long as you do a little grunt work in setting up the system for it.
Example post below with SLI enabled in one of my current saves.
I intentionally left the artifact squares to show the only significant bug I have found so far.. and it is fixed simply by zooming in and scrolling up to reload the textures. It will not reproduce until reload and most of the time not even then.
Oddly enough though the game uses near 100% load when zoomed in.. but barely cracks 18% when zoomed out. Not figured that out yet.
Unfortunately my motherboard's two PCI-e slots are right next to each other. I've just started running SLI and so far no problems with overheading or shutdown. Keeping my fingers crossed.
I ran the game with Nvidia's SLI visual 'on' and based on the feedback bar the GPUs seem to be load balancing as they should.
This required the latest Nvidia beta drivers and a separate download of the SLI CIV V profile.