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Dr. Zoidberg wrote: Thu Dec 29, 2022 8:32 pm
Can I get the gist of this video? I'm not watching it, but I assume they try to play games from 2 months ago on a decade old niche card and complain about how SLI sucks? That's what I get from the title :olol:

The 690 was like all dual GPU's. No matter how much you spend, it still becomes obsolete just as quick. And scaling on Multiple GPU's has always been odd. Having owned a GTX GTX295, 590, 3870X2, 4870X2, 6990, 7990 and R9 295X2 at various points over the years (not often new) I can say the good thing about SLI is you can simply turn it off if a game doesn't like it, and more frames are more frames on the 1 game out of 50 it does help!

A far more interesting thing to make a video about would be the 780TI which became redundant the second the 970, 980, and 980TI came out.
Never seen a card age worse than a 780TI, and the 200 series was absolute dogshit from the moment of release... even they aged better than the 780TI. :osmile: speaking of aging, the 7870 aged damn well so did the R9 290 when I think about it.
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He tries games from around the time of launch of the 680/690 and goes through the years to see when the cards start to fall off. The main point being when games stop adding SLI drivers which hurts the 690.

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Dr. Zoidberg wrote: Fri Dec 30, 2022 2:58 am He tries games from around the time of launch of the 680/690 and goes through the years to see when the cards start to fall off. The main point being when games stop adding SLI drivers which hurts the 690.
I guess personally I feel SLI fell out of relevance with the GTX 900 series. I mean I'm currently using SLI'd 1070's :olol: but the RTX 2000's gave it a shot with NV link, but that's also when a single card started costing as much as 2 cards from the previous generations so I guess it was the final nail.
I play a lot of older games still, so having SLI still isn't a complete waste of time for me.

Back in the old days of 2015 you needed SLI or Crossfire and $1500-2000 of GPU to game at 4K at a competent level... Now you only need ONE card at $2000-3000 to do it!
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