Whats the advantage of SLI?

By mattkorz · 6 replies
Oct 11, 2006
  1. What exactly does it mean when a motherboard says its SLI, and what are the advantages of using an SLI board, as compared to a non-SLI one?
  2. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,406

    SLI means you can connect TWO sli approved nvidia graphics cards together for a performance boost. It is really only necessary if you are a hard core gamer. For the average user, one graphics card is more than enough power.

    Some would argue that an SLI motherboard also opens up your future upgrade options, as instead of buying a new graphics card when the current one feels dated, you can purchase a second identical card for an upgrade. I however don't agree with this line of thinking. Unless you are a hardcore gamer who is addicted to super-high framerates, a non SLI board will due just fine.
  3. Darth_Terra1

    Darth_Terra1 TS Rookie Posts: 212

    I would go alone with that, Sli is ok enough but Quad Sli is just overkill i dont see anything that would require that level of processing power etc unless your very much in to rendering then that would help but not for gaming, gaming isn't at that stage yet.
  4. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    If you have a 30" & use lot of Anti-Aliasing & Anisotropic Filtering, quad SLI is the only way to go.
  5. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Way Cool :)
  6. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,388

    2560x1600 @ 6xAA 16X AF FTW :)
  7. F1N3ST

    F1N3ST TS Rookie Posts: 596

    I wish MetalX, I wish...
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