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Gigabyte GTX G1 970 SLI set up

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello everyone, So today I add my second GTX 970 for a SLI. Before on Battlefield 4 on all High setting I would get about 85-104 FPS and now with my SLI its just stuck at 104 and it will not pass that. At times the FPS will drop if I look at the sky,to about 85-90 FPS. How can I fix this I have a 1440p 144Hz monitor.

 

Sorry here are my specs:

 

Gigabyte GA-Z97X-UD5H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard

Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor

Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory

Corsair CX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970 4GB G1 Video Card SLI

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Hello everyone, So today I add my second GTX 970 for a SLI. Before on Battlefield 4 on all High setting I would get about 85-104 FPS and now with my SLI its just stuck at 104 and it will not pass that. At times the FPS will drop if I look at the sky,to about 85-90 FPS. How can I fix this I have a 1440p 144Hz monitor.

Try updating gpu drivers


PC is Intel Core i5 6400, GIgabyte H170 Gaming 3, Corsair Vengeance LPX 2x4GB 2400Mhz ,Sandisk Ultra Plus 128GB, WD Blue 1TB, NZXT S340, ASUS Geforce GTX 960. Fractal Design Tesla R2 650W. http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/793XNG. Graphics card choices don't always have to be dictated on performance. If you want the game stream and power consumption of the GTX 970 get that. If you want raw performance of the R9 390 get that. In the end we are all gamers, so what if your buddy gets an extra 5 fps? 

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Hello everyone, So today I add my second GTX 970 for a SLI. Before on Battlefield 4 on all High setting I would get about 85-104 FPS and now with my SLI its just stuck at 104 and it will not pass that. At times the FPS will drop if I look at the sky,to about 85-90 FPS. How can I fix this I have a 1440p 144Hz monitor.

just SLI issues, its expected. you get frame drops and what not. also have you applied the BF4 SLI Profile?

check you're VRAM too if its going over 3.5gb

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BF4 is ONE of the games that has quite LOW Texture memory usage , @ 1080p I'm barely using 2GB on Ultra 4xMSAA, I'd say a reinstall of his drivers may do the trick, usually the case for most performance issues.


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BF4 is ONE of the games that has quite LOW Texture memory usage , @ 1080p I'm barely using 2GB on Ultra 4xMSAA, I'd say a reinstall of his drivers may do the trick, usually the case for most performance issues.

I've got to second this.  Reinstall the drivers, make sure that your power option is set to high performance and not balanced, and I hope you're sure that your PSU was ready to handle SLI.  In short, reinstall, high performance, check your PSU.  If those don't work, then there might be a problem with the motherboard or one of the cards.  


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Are you just expecting too much?

Most benchmarks out there for 1440p60 say around 83FPS average.


"If it doesn't move, you didn't hit it hard enough with a hammer"

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Just to be sure, what's your pc spec?

 

 

Just to be sure, what's your pc spec?

 

 

All the SLI setting are correct and its being recognized. Also I tried updating the drivers and it said they where up to date. Dose each card carry its own driver?

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Are you just expecting too much?

Most benchmarks out there for 1440p60 say around 83FPS average.

 

Are you just expecting too much?

Most benchmarks out there for 1440p60 say around 83FPS average.

 

Well with my single GTX 970 at high resolution 1440p I was getting about 85-100 dipping on the map. Now with 2 GTX 970's its just stuck at 104FPS on high settings. When I change it to ultra the FPS dropped to about 85-95FPS. I also ran a FuryX benchmark and that was stuck at 132FPS and my PC scored 7820. Whats a good benchmark I can use to see everything accurately?

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OK so I thought this was just with GSync, I have the same issue, I guess it's just a driver issue, 


CPU: i7 5820K Motherboard: GIGABYTE G1 Gaming 5P RAM: 16Gb DDR4 - Corsair GPU(s): EVGA GTX 1080Ti Case: NZXT H440 - Doing Case Mods Soon Storage: 4x 250gb SSD + 2TB HDD PSU: Corsair RM850x with CableMod Displays: 1 x Asus ROG Swift And 3 x 24" 1080p Cooling: H100i Keyboard: Corsair K70 RGB Mouse: Corsair M65 RGB Sound: AKG 553 Operating System: Windows 10

 

Current PC: 

http://i.imgur.com/ubYSO3f.jpg          http://i.imgur.com/xhpDcqd.jpg

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Has really NOBODY noticed the CX? SLI with a CX is a deathwish...


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Has really NOBODY noticed the CX? SLI with a CX is a deathwish...

I HAVE THE SAME THING! DON'T DO IT, IT IS TERRIBLE!!!

Also update, I just realized with the new driver update with SLI, in the "Manage 3D settings" it turned on VSync always AND it also turned the Maximize 3D performance OFF! Make sure you change those back if it changed them.


CPU: i7 5820K Motherboard: GIGABYTE G1 Gaming 5P RAM: 16Gb DDR4 - Corsair GPU(s): EVGA GTX 1080Ti Case: NZXT H440 - Doing Case Mods Soon Storage: 4x 250gb SSD + 2TB HDD PSU: Corsair RM850x with CableMod Displays: 1 x Asus ROG Swift And 3 x 24" 1080p Cooling: H100i Keyboard: Corsair K70 RGB Mouse: Corsair M65 RGB Sound: AKG 553 Operating System: Windows 10

 

Current PC: 

http://i.imgur.com/ubYSO3f.jpg          http://i.imgur.com/xhpDcqd.jpg

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Has really NOBODY noticed the CX? SLI with a CX is a deathwish...

 

It's not ideal, but it should just cut it providing there is no daisy chained molex adapters going to any of the cards.


"If it doesn't move, you didn't hit it hard enough with a hammer"

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It's not ideal, but it should just cut it providing there is no daisy chained molex adapters going to any of the cards.

2 970s will really heat up the case - it's essentially a 600W PSU at this point


Archangel (Desktop) CPU: i5 4590 GPU:Asus R9 280  3GB RAM:HyperX Beast 2x4GBPSU:SeaSonic S12G 750W Mobo:GA-H97m-HD3 Case:CM Silencio 650 Storage:1 TB WD Red
Celestial (Laptop 1) CPU:i7 4720HQ GPU:GTX 860M 4GB RAM:2x4GB SK Hynix DDR3Storage: 250GB 850 EVO Model:Lenovo Y50-70
Seraph (Laptop 2) CPU:i7 6700HQ GPU:GTX 970M 3GB RAM:2x8GB DDR4Storage: 256GB Samsung 951 + 1TB Toshiba HDD Model:Asus GL502VT

Windows 10 is now MSX! - http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/440190-can-we-start-calling-windows-10/page-6

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It's not ideal, but it should just cut it providing there is no daisy chained molex adapters going to any of the cards.

No, it wont. It's a terrible PSU and no one should ever buy it. Take note from someone that actually has it!

 

And update on what I did: It worked but now I get HUGE lag spikes that take me down to 0 FPS.


CPU: i7 5820K Motherboard: GIGABYTE G1 Gaming 5P RAM: 16Gb DDR4 - Corsair GPU(s): EVGA GTX 1080Ti Case: NZXT H440 - Doing Case Mods Soon Storage: 4x 250gb SSD + 2TB HDD PSU: Corsair RM850x with CableMod Displays: 1 x Asus ROG Swift And 3 x 24" 1080p Cooling: H100i Keyboard: Corsair K70 RGB Mouse: Corsair M65 RGB Sound: AKG 553 Operating System: Windows 10

 

Current PC: 

http://i.imgur.com/ubYSO3f.jpg          http://i.imgur.com/xhpDcqd.jpg

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i'm wondering if the cx psu's are only bad on 115v  :huh:. anyway, thats clearly not the problem with this as a psu does limit your fps. 

 

Well with my single GTX 970 at high resolution 1440p I was getting about 85-100 dipping on the map. Now with 2 GTX 970's its just stuck at 104FPS on high settings. When I change it to ultra the FPS dropped to about 85-95FPS. I also ran a FuryX benchmark and that was stuck at 132FPS and my PC scored 7820. Whats a good benchmark I can use to see everything accurately?

if you want to see if the sli is scaling properly, then just run a synthetic benchmark like firestrike. also check you gpu usage and cpu usage. your gpu's should be near enough 100% if they are being fully used. check all the setting in the nvidia control panel and also maybe try using a different program to display your frame rate as well. 


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AMD Threadripper 3999WX@4.4Ghz

Asus Zenith II Extreme

Sapphire 5900XXXT Quadfire

G.Skill Ripheartout X OC 5000Mhz C12 DDR4 4X8GB  

Super Flower Power Leadex 2000W Psu's X2

Harrynowl's 775/771 OC and mod guide: http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/232325-lga775-core2duo-core2quad-overclocking-guide/ http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/365998-mod-lga771-to-lga775-cpu-modification-tutorial/

ProKoN haswell/DC OC guide: http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/41234-intel-haswell-4670k-4770k-overclocking-guide/

 

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