SLI (AFR) windowed Just curious
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Lately I seen few Nvidia owners who claimed that SLI works in windowed mode and both GPUs are loaded.
I know that Nvidia Quadro support SLI in windowed mode. Though I didn't found any info about Alternate Frame Rendering in windowed games.

Currently I have two HD6950 in CrossfireX. Latest drivers and CAPs are installed. I tested few games in DX9-DX11 modes.
And I found that CrossfireX doesn't work in windowed mode. Its stated in ATI's FAQ so I wasn't suprised.

Now I'm curious if NVidia developed something new to use SLI in windowed games.
Can somebody of respectable SLI owners record a video where MSI Afterburner and windowed game will run together to show GPUs load percentage ?
Lately I seen few Nvidia owners who claimed that SLI works in windowed mode and both GPUs are loaded.

I know that Nvidia Quadro support SLI in windowed mode. Though I didn't found any info about Alternate Frame Rendering in windowed games.



Currently I have two HD6950 in CrossfireX. Latest drivers and CAPs are installed. I tested few games in DX9-DX11 modes.

And I found that CrossfireX doesn't work in windowed mode. Its stated in ATI's FAQ so I wasn't suprised.



Now I'm curious if NVidia developed something new to use SLI in windowed games.

Can somebody of respectable SLI owners record a video where MSI Afterburner and windowed game will run together to show GPUs load percentage ?

#1
Posted 06/01/2011 02:05 PM   
You can force windowed games to run in SLI with (almost) equal load on both GPUs... Will post some screenshots after work if I remember.
You can force windowed games to run in SLI with (almost) equal load on both GPUs... Will post some screenshots after work if I remember.
LOL, YEAH! Who want's to run in windowed [img]http://forums.nvidia.com/public/style_emoticons/default/tongue.gif[/img] [img]http://i1004.photobucket.com/albums/af162/jessemitchell25/157.png[/img]
LOL, YEAH! Who want's to run in windowed Image Image

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#4
Posted 06/03/2011 05:48 AM   
Thank you !
Do I need to tweak some settings to force SLI for windowed applications ?

On a second screenshot "Mode: 1280x1024 fullscreen". But CrossfireX works in fullscreen just well too...
Thank you !

Do I need to tweak some settings to force SLI for windowed applications ?



On a second screenshot "Mode: 1280x1024 fullscreen". But CrossfireX works in fullscreen just well too...

#5
Posted 06/03/2011 06:15 AM   
Do this with Crossfire [img]http://i1004.photobucket.com/albums/af162/jessemitchell25/Wholething.png[/img]and this LOL [img]http://i1004.photobucket.com/albums/af162/jessemitchell25/ShippingPC-StormGame_2011_04_25_16_32_44_810.jpg[/img]
Do this with Crossfire Imageand this LOL Image

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#6
Posted 06/03/2011 06:20 AM   
It all(and even more) can be tweaked with RadeonPro or ATI tools.
But what should I tweak to force SLI/Crossfire for windowed applications/games ?
Do I need to flash a BIOS or change some registry keys ?
It all(and even more) can be tweaked with RadeonPro or ATI tools.

But what should I tweak to force SLI/Crossfire for windowed applications/games ?

Do I need to flash a BIOS or change some registry keys ?

#7
Posted 06/03/2011 06:32 AM   
Nope, read post #6 again [img]http://forums.nvidia.com/public/style_emoticons/default/yes.gif[/img] look at NVCP.
Nope, read post #6 again Image look at NVCP.

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#8
Posted 06/03/2011 06:35 AM   
[quote name='techjesse' date='03 June 2011 - 09:20 AM' timestamp='1307082037' post='1246465']
Do this with Crossfire and this LOL
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OK, I have these settings. I can force Crossfire for specified game, run it with specified driver version, force AFR for any game. But what about windowed. Do you know how to force it or just trolling :) ?:
[img]https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-GxXa1XSksKI/TeiCUFRGR8I/AAAAAAAAAgs/79AJJ3B--zo/radeonpro.jpg[/img]
[quote name='techjesse' date='03 June 2011 - 09:20 AM' timestamp='1307082037' post='1246465']

Do this with Crossfire and this LOL



OK, I have these settings. I can force Crossfire for specified game, run it with specified driver version, force AFR for any game. But what about windowed. Do you know how to force it or just trolling :) ?:

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#9
Posted 06/03/2011 06:44 AM   
Trolling? I see you have 4 post and you say trolling! Hey Buddy what is your problem!
Trolling? I see you have 4 post and you say trolling! Hey Buddy what is your problem!

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#10
Posted 06/03/2011 07:01 AM   
Thank you for spending time on replies to me. But I looking for certain information.
Now I know that windowed Heaven benchmark can utilize both NVidia GPUs in some circumstances. Thank you RaptoR!

So I'm wondering what should I do to optimize SLI in windowed mode if I would have Nvidia cards. Maybe it will work with ATI too.
I heard forcing 3D clocks through VBIOS flashing helps. But I don't know if its true.

So please if you have some information post it. I guess its not so hard to stay on topic.
Thank you for spending time on replies to me. But I looking for certain information.

Now I know that windowed Heaven benchmark can utilize both NVidia GPUs in some circumstances. Thank you RaptoR!



So I'm wondering what should I do to optimize SLI in windowed mode if I would have Nvidia cards. Maybe it will work with ATI too.

I heard forcing 3D clocks through VBIOS flashing helps. But I don't know if its true.



So please if you have some information post it. I guess its not so hard to stay on topic.

#11
Posted 06/03/2011 07:14 AM   
So what are you running? ATI oops AMD GPU's or Nvidia GPU's?
So what are you running? ATI oops AMD GPU's or Nvidia GPU's?

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#12
Posted 06/03/2011 07:21 AM   
As I said, currently I have two ATI HD6950. I have no problems at all excepting windowed games.
But I would buy NVidia if SLI works well in windowed mode.
As I said, currently I have two ATI HD6950. I have no problems at all excepting windowed games.

But I would buy NVidia if SLI works well in windowed mode.

#13
Posted 06/03/2011 07:26 AM   
You can force it in the game options, SLI is very operational
You can force it in the game options, SLI is very operational

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#14
Posted 06/03/2011 07:31 AM   
Yea no need to worry, SLI in windowed mode works fine.

Heres JC2 in windowed mode:

[IMG]http://i51.tinypic.com/v4sbae.jpg[/IMG]
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