DeadWire May 3, 2013 @ 2:41am
Question about SLI and Linux
Newbie question how well is Nvidia SLI supported in Linux at this point? (looking to Upgrade)
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LOLCAT May 3, 2013 @ 3:51am 
Just sell your current card and get a faster one. Both SLI and CF are a nightmare, even under windows.
DeadWire May 3, 2013 @ 4:04am 
hmm I see......oh well my 660 ti will do for a while longer I guess
HollowKiller [Linux] May 3, 2013 @ 9:48am 
Check out some ubuntu threads, you will find more answers related to linux there.
For example: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2083100
Last edited by HollowKiller [Linux]; May 3, 2013 @ 9:49am
ΖΩΝ May 3, 2013 @ 9:52am 
SLI support pretty much only "works" in the sense that you can enable it. But, my rig runs worse with it enabled than it does just using one card.

From what I've heard, it's somewhat hardware dependent. The Fermi cards (which I have) are especially bad, but none are really good.
blackout24 May 3, 2013 @ 9:55am 
The fact you won't find much about NVIDIA SLi benchmarks on Linux should give you a hint. It is supported for several years now though. The last Phoronix Benchmark is 5 years old.

http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=860&num=4

NVIDIAs driver offers quite a bit of configuration
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/NVIDIA#Enabling_SLI

I wouldn't bother with it on Linux still. I only have one monitor so it is pointless anyway.
Like LOLCAT said it isn't all that wonderful even on Windows. Some games scale good some don't sometimes you'll even have better performance just using one card because they are slowing each other down. Then there is the famous micro-stuttering that comes dual GPUs http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Micro_stuttering
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Doc Holliday May 3, 2013 @ 10:07am 
really no point in having SLI on Linux Atm if you have a 660ti it's over powered for most all Linux games to date
Last edited by Doc Holliday; May 3, 2013 @ 10:08am
elbuglione Apr 9 @ 7:27am 
Originally posted by Doc Holliday:
really no point in having SLI on Linux Atm if you have a 660ti it's over powered for most all Linux games to date
... Metro : Last Light??? ...
DeadWire Apr 9 @ 8:50am 
Originally posted by elbuglione:
Originally posted by Doc Holliday:
really no point in having SLI on Linux Atm if you have a 660ti it's over powered for most all Linux games to date
... Metro : Last Light??? ...

I have since upgraded to a 780 and it eats Last Light alive all on its lonesome.....
Last edited by DeadWire; Apr 9 @ 8:50am
ThE_MarD Sep 9 @ 5:07pm 
Heyyo,

SLI support on Linux is still broken... SteamOS devs from Valve have made a note to nVidia... but it could still be a few years off until we see a change as SteamOS is focusing more on streaming from a Windows operating system than just converting completely to Linux & SteamOS...

https://github.com/ValveSoftware/SteamOS/issues/224
buds1980 Sep 11 @ 12:23am 
Last light flies on my 660ti Ive set supersampling on 2.0, running 1080p and 60deg vertical fov in user.cfg (steamapps/common/Metro Last Light/xxxxxxxxxxx/user.cfg) I also crank the slider in game but not sure what that does.
ThE_MarD Sep 11 @ 6:42pm 
Originally posted by buds1980:
Last light flies on my 660ti Ive set supersampling on 2.0, running 1080p and 60deg vertical fov in user.cfg (steamapps/common/Metro Last Light/xxxxxxxxxxx/user.cfg) I also crank the slider in game but not sure what that does.
Heyyo mang,

Err... wrong thread dude lol. This thread is the discussion of multi-GPU useage in Linux... not about Last Light field of view settings. :P
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