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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 5
01-20-2010, 09:19 AM
Originally Posted by Sepulch View Post
That's some very good news, I got two 8800GTX cards and while these start to get dated in these modern fast evolving times, running them in pairs still give me a tremendous performance boost. Though I'm not sure if your card can indeed be compared with an actual SLI setup.
Ah, I used to run two 8800 GTX cards in SLI as well over a year ago. They're still solid performers even today, and in SLI a pair of those should have no problems with STO. Your gameplay should be very smooth at high settings.

As for my card, yes, it's consider SLI even if it's one card. I even have to have SLI enabled in the NVIDIA control panel to use both GPUs.

The same SLI chip and bridge you use on individual cards is used on my card in-between the two GPUs. My card has 1.7 GB of video ram, but just like SLI, I really only get 800-some MB of video memory for actual use since the textures have to be duplicated for each GPU's dedicated memory.

You should be fine with your setup and the open beta client makes good use of multiple GPUs/video cards.