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SLI and CrossFire
#1 Submitted: Fri, 24/04/2015 - 19:11

Hi :)
I have asked this a few times on the stream but its way to busy there to get an answer
so i thought its time to post it here in the hops one of the team spots it and can answer it for me
I run a pair of nvidia cards in sli and when i run carma i see its only using one card and maxing out at 50% use
When i disable sli i get the warning carmageddon reincarnation has an sli profile but its not working at all
Even with a single card the game doesn't seem to ever load the card over 50%
Now if i enable Alternate frame rates i get great fps and the cards still do 50% each but the lighting flashes and strobes
So my question is simply are you working with sli for the release or will you make sli work at a later date
I do think that a 600 pound card should run the game at over 30fps and i know you have worked hard to improve things
So please don't read my post as a complaint im very happy with the game and just hope it will get better and better performance
I'm happy that i can play the game well so its not a huge issue but it would be nice to use both cards and have the game fly along
Thank You :)
Jak

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Submitted: Fri, 24/04/2015 - 20:35

i am dreaming of an official sli support for my 980m sli laptop too ...;)

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Submitted: Sat, 25/04/2015 - 02:14

Haha yeah no doubt you run it half decent OP with that monster. No fuckin' doubt. Only 24 GB RAM to feed that 24 thread set-up? Hmmm.

Are you saying that you still only get around 30 FPS on that rig? Is that what you call "well"? O.o

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Submitted: Sat, 25/04/2015 - 09:58

@Freeride: he mean "playable" at high setting, high resolution with fps between 35 and 45-50.
The game in the actual version must use only 12-20% of one of his xeon (70%-80% of one core), 50-60% of one of his GTX980 and only 4 Gb of Ram
Probably, he wrote "well" because he was conscious that the actual beta release is absolutely not optimized ...
You know that, we know that ... we can be agree to the fact that maybe Stainless had better wait unstead of releasing a non optimized version of the beta that is feature complete.
But please, do me a favor, wait the release of the beta update next week before writing again on performance issue.
I have nothing against you, but your aggressiveness in other thread is quite annoying.
We all know your point of view, and are agreed that v0.9.0.6681 doesn't perform as the game should and wait with impatience the beta update.
The question of this topic is not related on performance issue, it's more about: "is there a chance to have sli /crossfire support someday ?" and "Do you already plan to support it?"
I doubt that we will have an official answer (maybe it's too soon to ask) because i don't know if sli profile is an Nvidia task, and if Nvidia want a support contract to do this.

Edited by: Tonrac on Sat, 25/04/2015 - 10:00
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Submitted: Mon, 27/04/2015 - 17:05

Hi :)
Well when i first run the game i do get 60 to 70fps but after a few levels im lucky to see 30 average and often see it drop to low 20s
You can also see stainless steels own titan black drop to around 20 too so obviously nothing wrong my end lol
Any other games i can max out with a single card clocked at 1600mhz :) Add the second card and its pretty damn amazing
Carma hardly touches my rig in fact it will go to the blank screensaver while the game is running as its hardly using any of its resources
so my screen goes to sleep lol
Most new games i can get between 60 to 100 per card (120 to 200) sli and id love to have carma the same and i think it will be once they do the sli
Again its not a complaint its an observation and there helpful for stainless to find bugs etc
Thanks
Jak
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Submitted: Mon, 27/04/2015 - 18:23

Strange result as i got 33 average, with rarely low 27 fps to high 44 with a 980m (that in perf is equal to an underclocked GTX970).
Don't force AFR, it kill performance ... if i force AFR my fps drop to 9 - 14 fps

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Submitted: Thu, 30/04/2015 - 13:13

Hi :)
Since the update ive been getting great fps i get from 60 min to 85fps now on a single card
Sli is still very broken and as you said b4 you can no longer use afr to get around it
Now i have a new prob since the latest update my game will no longer save
Every time i run the game i get the we have reset your visuals etc
Hopefully others have the same prob and can help me sort it out
Cheers :)
Jak

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Submitted: Thu, 29/10/2015 - 22:24

I'm amazed that we haven't even gotten an official reply on, if we're getting CrossFire/SLI support.

Please Stainless, get this implemented :-) the game already doesn't perform awesomely, and us with the extra card to make it better is left in the mud :-(

I love this game, but would love it even more if I could suddenly have like 80% better performance

At least give an official reply about it... that would at least bring closure (or an uprising, which would show you it's more important than anticipated)

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Submitted: Fri, 30/10/2015 - 09:00

They announced that they added SLI & Crossfire support in Update 1. It's explained in this knowledgebase article: https://carmageddon.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/204313012-How-do-I-enable-Crossfire-SLI-support-

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Submitted: Fri, 30/10/2015 - 09:33

Yeah, but unfortunately, doing this has no effect ... the second gpu stay calm. So sli is inefficient now ...

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Submitted: Fri, 30/10/2015 - 10:15

Lol... guess I'm the fool now then :-(

And Tonrac. I'll try it out when I get home today... I'm running CrossFire, so maybe I'm lucky... will try remembering to report back here if it works or not

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