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If I were to get a system with two PCi-e card slots, how does one set it up/configure it? Plug your monitor in to one and both will work? Is it even worth to get two video cards?


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well basicly 2 video cards work together. the speed is split in half for each one. instead of 4GBps its 2Gbps for each card. they use a bridge chip connect the video cards together. you have 2 SLI enabled video cards (Nvidia cards) that are exactly the same with sli support and pciE ;-). you just plug your monitor cord into the first video card.
ya need a motherboard that supports SLI also.
ATI is has something comming out its more confusing then this :-S

Edited by RogueComGeek, 18 June 2005 - 08:15 PM.

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Nono, that actually helps immensely. Thanks much, I wasn't entirely sure.

Do you know of it's effectivness at all? Is it worth it?
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well it seems like it does make a differnce.
here is a review about them and how they work :-) its about 6 months old but how it works is still current
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Okay, great, thanks a bunch! :tazz:

If anyone sees the thread though, and has some personal experience with the subject, I'd appreciate their input.

Thanks again!

EDIT: Seemed to me, while the writing was informative and definatly is helping me make a decision, thought some actual response from people would be great, as I'm sure very few people can afford two very high end cards, myself settling on the 256mb 6800s.

Edited by pmk, 18 June 2005 - 10:57 PM.

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two very high end cards, myself settling on the 256mb 6800s.


That computer will own, especially if you decide to get the Ultras!!!! :tazz:
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