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IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover Latest instalment in the acclaimed IL-2 Sturmovik series from award-winning developer 1C: Maddox Games.

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Old 02-19-2011, 11:40 AM
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If its for running Cliffs Of dover then bear in mind that there is no information available as to whether the game will benefit to running SLI or crossfire, no testing as been done to date.
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Old 02-19-2011, 04:24 PM
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Old 02-19-2011, 05:48 PM
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If its for running Cliffs Of dover then bear in mind that there is no information available as to whether the game will benefit to running SLI or crossfire, no testing as been done to date.
Voice of reason!

It's funny how many people are spending thousands on PC's for SOW without even waiting for the most basic of info on what runs them and how.

We've had no benchmarks, no reviews, no details on resolutions or settings, etc. The closest thing we've got is, "this pc had these specs at some show and we're not sure exactly the settings or build state of the game was". There was also a video of a leak from a beta tester and still, not a lot to go on.

Wait for some info. Maybe SLI/Crossfire is going to be great, maybe it will give you no performance advantage at all. As for building a PC to last you 5+ years, that's stupid. You spend $3000 on a PC this year, and same time next year I'll build one with only $800 and spank it silly. Building a PC every 5 years for gaming is like buying all your milk for the year in one shot. For a while you have a ton of milk, but it ends up stinking for the rest of the year.

Read this: http://forum.1cpublishing.eu/showpos...7&postcount=70
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Old 02-19-2011, 06:43 PM
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If its for running Cliffs Of dover then bear in mind that there is no information available as to whether the game will benefit to running SLI or crossfire, no testing as been done to date.
Concur - good info.

There's not a single propeller flight sim I'm aware of that benefits from SLI or Xfire. With the cost of the extra card - and the higher price motherboard (2X 16X PCI-E) you would be taking a huge risk.

Best advice is to wait until the product is delivered. If CoD runs out of the box on either Xfire or SLI then it will be the first. Otherwise you've spent a large amount of money on performance you'll never see.

I currently have a single 5870 I purchased more than a year ago. My MB is a Gigabyte with 1 16X slot and 1 8X slot. If by some miracle CoD is xfire compatible AND a second 5870 makes a significant difference in the eye-candy I can run in real time - then I'll find a second 5870 and get a new MB.

I really don't believe that will be the case however. I hope I'm wrong.

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Old 02-19-2011, 09:21 PM
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Sli/crossfire is supported in CoD hence u get more performance with 2 cards instead of 1. If anyone want an answer as to how much, feel free to wait till the game is released.


My guess its gonna get better with every new driver version. (if NVidia/AMD will bother with it that is)
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Old 02-19-2011, 09:25 PM
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Concur - good info.

There's not a single propeller flight sim I'm aware of that benefits from SLI or Xfire. With the cost of the extra card - and the higher price motherboard (2X 16X PCI-E) you would be taking a huge risk.

Best advice is to wait until the product is delivered. If CoD runs out of the box on either Xfire or SLI then it will be the first. Otherwise you've spent a large amount of money on performance you'll never see.

I currently have a single 5870 I purchased more than a year ago. My MB is a Gigabyte with 1 16X slot and 1 8X slot. If by some miracle CoD is xfire compatible AND a second 5870 makes a significant difference in the eye-candy I can run in real time - then I'll find a second 5870 and get a new MB.

I really don't believe that will be the case however. I hope I'm wrong.

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P.S. Running 16X or 8X makes virtually no difference whatsoever (around 3% iirc)
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Old 02-20-2011, 01:24 AM
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Sli/crossfire is supported in CoD hence u get more performance with 2 cards instead of 1. If anyone want an answer as to how much, feel free to wait till the game is released.


My guess its gonna get better with every new driver version. (if NVidia/AMD will bother with it that is)
I hope your right - and I hope further it's not just SLI but Xfire too. I think your second point maybe the most significant in the actual interest AMD/Nvidea shows in the product line.

Hopefully CoD will see a bazillion copies and the world will be just perfect. On the other hand air combat sims don't seem to have benefitted from either technology.

Thanks btw for the 16X/8X info Baron.

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Old 02-20-2011, 02:23 AM
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Sli/crossfire is supported in CoD hence u get more performance with 2 cards instead of 1. If anyone want an answer as to how much, feel free to wait till the game is released.


My guess its gonna get better with every new driver version. (if NVidia/AMD will bother with it that is)
Luthier said that SLI/Xfire was inconclusive at this time. Do you know something he doesn't? Did we miss an update?

Also, SLI/Xfire is for people who want to game at huge resolutions or on multiple monitors. A single card of the next generation will typically outperform 2 cards of the previous generation in an SLI/Xfire configuration, and do it cheaper as well.

Wait and see before you drop come coin!

Edit: Found the post by luthier http://forum.1cpublishing.eu/showpos...&postcount=241

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I don't understand the question about multi GPUs.

Of course they are supported! How can they be not?

Whether they offer any performance advantage is a different question, to which I don't have an answer at this time.

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Old 02-20-2011, 03:10 AM
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Luthier said that SLI/Xfire was inconclusive at this time. Do you know something he doesn't? Did we miss an update?

Also, SLI/Xfire is for people who want to game at huge resolutions or on multiple monitors. A single card of the next generation will typically outperform 2 cards of the previous generation in an SLI/Xfire configuration, and do it cheaper as well.

Wait and see before you drop come coin!

Edit: Found the post by luthier http://forum.1cpublishing.eu/showpos...&postcount=241
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Using the same reasoning SLI was supported with Il2, but many people reported issues with micro stutters which disapeared when SLI was disabled.

Until we get to test the sim nobody (except the development team) will be able to comment on the potential performance benifits or problems of SLI/crossfire setups with any degree of authority.

With a 5 year planned life for the system, waiting a month or so would seem prudent to me. Others may see it differently. You may need to buy it now! But remember that anyones advice regarding performance or issues with COD is based on guesswork at this stage.

Cheers!
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Old 02-20-2011, 03:56 AM
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Look here: Click on multi GPU.

http://www.gpureview.com/show_cards....637&card2=613#
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