[SATLUG] nvidia 680i lt chipset and linux

Todd W. Bucy toddwbucy at grandecom.net
Thu Jan 10 18:21:47 CST 2008

Daniel J. Givens wrote:
> Todd W. Bucy wrote:
>> actually I was checking out that very board, but I am concerned is it
>> SLI.  tigerdirect says that it is but the pictures look as if the two
>> pci-e slots are to far apart for the SLI bridge.
> It is very much SLI capable as I am running two 8800GTS's in my system.
> While the slots may be farther apart, what matters is the SLI bridge and
> that comes with whatever motherboard you buy.
> You should know that SLI is only really good in Windows. Linux support
> is there, but the performance is worse than that of a single card. Also,
> when you use SLI, you can only use one monitor. If multiple monitors is
> important to you, you will either be switching SLI on and off just
> opting not to using it. For my setup, my Windows install always has SLI
> enabled since I only use it for gaming and Linux does not have it
> enabled since I run two monitors for productivity.
> Daniel
thanks for the info.  I was not aware of the monitor limitation.  I am
mostly building this system as a linux video/audio editor workstation. 
think I will forego the SLI 8800gt's and go for the single Quado.


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