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    Some 3d center users found that without any announcement, Nvidia enabled SLI CFR mode in their latest drivers.
    This "multi-gpu checkerboard rendering" mode apparently works in any game that is DX11 or DX12 and requires the two GPU's to use a NVLink bridge, it does not require the game developer to support SLI as it's handled in the driver.

    here is Metro Exodus running in DX12 with this new CFR multi gpu mode enabled in the driver. This game doesn't officially support DX12 multi gpu yet it's working fine with a 30 to 60% performance uplift compared to just using a single 2080ti.

    Since this feature wasn't announced, I wonder if it's an error. It could be Nvidia is laying the groundwork for future MCM chiplet architecture graphics cards which is rumored to be coming to the RTX4000 line-up in 2021/2022

    Last edited by SirGrim; 20th November 2019 at 11:56 am.

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    did they report any micro stutter etc?

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    Not sure, the 3d center forums are all in German, just reposting what I found on reddit.

    I did go to the 3d center link, and the person put up some screenshots and you can see the Frametime graph in them (I've linked them below), they look fairly smooth though I'm not certain what microstutter looks like as I'm never encountered it before.

    https://www.imagebanana.com/s/big/1576/swNzLALT.png
    https://www.imagebanana.com/s/1576/eTwo9UeD.html
    https://www.imagebanana.com/s/1576/xpHE7f2k.html
    https://www.imagebanana.com/s/1576/hhUwWNmz.html

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    SirGrim wrote:
    Some 3d center users found that without any announcement, Nvidia enabled SLI CFR mode in their latest drivers.
    This "multi-gpu checkerboard rendering" mode apparently works in any game that is DX11 or DX12 and requires the two GPU's to use a NVLink bridge, it does not require the game developer to support SLI as it's handled in the driver.

    here is Metro Exodus running in DX12 with this new CFR multi gpu mode enabled in the driver. This game doesn't officially support DX12 multi gpu yet it's working fine with a 30 to 60% performance uplift compared to just using a single 2080ti.

    Since this feature wasn't announced, I wonder if it's an error. It could be Nvidia is laying the groundwork for future MCM chiplet architecture graphics cards which is rumored to be coming to the RTX4000 line-up in 2021/2022

    Thats cool! I miss sli/cf set up had 2x GTX 760s in SLI few years back.

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    News sites are starting to pick up on the story.

    Some people aren't content with just one graphics card. For enthusiasts with Nvidia graphics cards, that means relying on the company's Scalable Link Interface (SLI) to run multiple GPUs at the same time. But a recent post on the 3DCenter forum suggests that recent Nvidia drivers have quietly enabled a new checkerboard rendering mode that points to potential for upping graphics without SLI

    Some Reddit users guessed that this is part of Nvidia's rumored plans to introduce multi-chip GPUs.
    Nvidia isn't the only company that appears to be curious about multi-chip GPUs either, with Intel recently announcing that its Ponte Vecchio graphics cards will feature a multi-chip module (MCM) design that uses multiple compute units.

    This suggests that Nvidia's in the early stages of developing this technology and didn't intend for it to be discovered in recently released driver updates -- so does the company's "no comment" in response to our request for more information.

    https://www.tomshardware.com/news/nv...-multi-gpu-sli

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    Bringing back SLI/CF would be awesome.

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    Look at those CPUs where Intel has removed HT. ****ing useless.

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    Multichip boards are nothing new. XGI v8 duo springs to mind.

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    scholar wrote:
    Bringing back SLI/CF would be awesome.

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    Look at those CPUs where Intel has removed HT. ****ing useless.
    Something has to be wrong when a 4 core 8 thread 7700k beats a 8 core 8 thread 9700k.

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    I think we're almost at the point where multi chip is the only way left to progress, short of finding another material entirely to build them out of. Those process node shrinks are getting more and more expensive and seem to be getting a lot harder to do now as well. There is a physical limit to how small a silicone diode can be made.

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    Linus just tore Intel a new one

    But it gets better, despite the NDA not yet lapsing he has put threadripper 24 and 32 core on the benchmarks then just blurred the names

    And it looks like not only is the 32 core Threadripper super fast in workloads but it's also just as fast as the 3950x in games



    And on top of this misery for Intel

    AMD announces 64 core/128 thread 3990x - launching in 2020z
    280w TDP, 288mb Cache, Clock speed and Price to be confirmed at a later date

    https://videocardz.com/newz/amd-to-l...-cores-in-2020
    Last edited by SirGrim; 26th November 2019 at 8:52 am.

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    Some great content from Linus. Love how he calls out Intel on their bullshit in the Core i9 10980XE review. His Threadripper 3 review is great too.


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    One CPU to rule them all



    From HU's review

    Battlefield likes dem cores and cache!

    Last edited by SirGrim; 26th November 2019 at 8:51 am.

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    Can't wait to pay $2000 USD for a CPU so I can play at 1080p.

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    lmao

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    Yeah nah. Glad I didn't wait for 3950,60,70x and just went for 3900x. There's naff all difference in games and 24 is already more than enough threads for an enthusiastic dabbler such as myself.

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    dr.m0x wrote:
    Yeah nah. Glad I didn't wait for 3950,60,70x and just went for 3900x. There's naff all difference in games and 24 is already more than enough threads for an enthusiastic dabbler such as myself.

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    11% increase in minimum FPS, you know you want that 24 cores and 8 RAM slots... yolo time

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    SirGrim wrote:
    11% increase in minimum FPS, you know you want that 24 cores and 8 RAM slots... yolo time
    Call me old and boring but I only yolo things that I can actually afford.

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    That LTT vid where he went all in on Intel was epic. Don't like LTT but that was quality.

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    dr.m0x wrote:
    Call me old and boring but I only yolo things that I can actually afford.

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    Not a true YOLO if you can afford it. Plus if you were going for gaming value you wouldn't bother with a 3900x over a 6 or 8 core chip.

    Impressive to beat out all of Intel's chips in 1080P gaming! Probably while sitting at 20% CPU usage too ROFL. Will have to check the reviews tonight.

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    Get your yolo wallets out

    3950x $1379 https://www.computerlounge.co.nz/sho...-ryzen-9-3950x
    3960x $2529 https://www.computerlounge.co.nz/sho...960x-processor
    3970x $3564 https://www.computerlounge.co.nz/sho...970x-processor

    Fragluton wrote:
    Impressive to beat out all of Intel's chips in 1080P gaming! Probably while sitting at 20% CPU usage too ROFL. Will have to check the reviews tonight.
    Probably even less than 20%, maybe just 10%

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    Anyone want to buy some of my lightly used body parts?

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    Pfft lightly used. Parts of an 80 yr old mate.

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    hmm right now maybe even just waiting for the Gen 3 next year is a better option. The less good silicon will be near the mid - high end 2nd gen performance i assume for roughly the same price. is see 2700x and 3700x comparability. I assume a new chipset by AMD as well ?

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    You can wait forever. Right now is a perfectly good time to be building a system, 3000 series Ryzen is a great performer. Pick your core count and away you go. As for new chipset, maybe, but they have nothing left to add to AM4 really. B550 will be out but with solid B450 boards available I don't see much point waiting.

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    In the UK here and managed to get a 3950X while it was in stock and it my bank blocked the transaction Its now not in stock again until the end of Jan 2020.

    Actually ended up ok, I really didn't need it, it was a pure YOLO purchase and got a 3900X instead and my bank paid me 35 for ****ing up my purchase.