to anyone considering an sli-dual monitor setup

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to anyone considering an sli-dual monitor setup

simply put it doesnt work. you have to disable sli every time you want information to be send to display #2. i am pretty peeved over this because nobody has ever mentioned it to me before and i just bought a second card to use sli. seems stupid to me that you have to loose estate for added performance. rumors of Nvidia fixing this with new gpu's surfaced 2 years ago and yet nothing has been done. anyone wanna buy an 8800gts?

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Video cards suck

What's even more annoying is the 2048x2048 OpenGL texture size limit that ATI video cards have. It rules out being able to run Beryl/Compiz 3D desktops on any reasonable Dual-head configuration. (If you're dual-heading monitors smaller then 1280x1024 you *probably* need some professional counseling, and chances are really good you'll be putting those two monitors side by side rather then one over the other.)

No spinny-cube desktops for me anytime soon. Gripegripegripe.

--Peace

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i run dual 19" crt's @ 1600 x

i run dual 19" crt's @ 1600 x 1200, so you can imagine i have alot open most of the time. sad part is i havnt noticed that much of a difference running sli over a single card! there is about a 15fps boost in crysis but it still seems sluggish to me? i dunno maybe i expected too much or my mobo cant handle it.

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i take back what i said about

i take back what i said about not seeing a performance increase. i tried crysis one more time without sli and in the begining i was seeing 20-40 fps. i turned on sli again and i was seeing 40-60 fps in the same section. apparently when i turn off v-sync i get some numbers in the 100 range! i guess i can live with one screen... ill just upgrade to a 22+ later down the road.

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SLI, in almost every case, is

SLI, in almost every case, is a waste of money. You're better off buying a faster video card like the 9800GTX or even the 8800GTX.

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i originally got this card fo

i originally got this card for around 220, i just got the 2nd one for 119 after rebates on newegg. i couldnt pass it up and i really wanted to try SLI. now that i know some of the things to expect from it, you are correct in saying i should go with one 8800 ultra/gtx over 2 of these but that wasnt an option back when i got the first card.

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