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Proposal - Adding another video setting characteristic - SLI or Crossfire Support

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So, the proposal is adding two new, "options", underneath video settings for articles within the PC Gaming Wiki.

 

(AMD) Crossfire Support

 

(Nvidia) SLI Support

 

I would also like to propose the creation of a small page detailing how to implement a custom SLI/Crossfire profile using the relevant utilities for each set of graphics cards, considering how extremely important these settings are for many gamers to exploit the full power of their machines, and in many circumstances, reach playable framerates.

 

Possible Qualification for a Check Mark

Driver Supported (with the earliest driver version that includes a profile for the game added in the notes column)

User Made Profile Support (with a small section beneath noting the custom profile settings needed)

 

Possible Qualifications for ?!

Supported through Driver or User Made Profile, but scales poorly over multiple cards (provides a limited performance boost over a single GPU, or poorly uses the power of both GPU's)

 

Possible Qualifications for X

Driver or User Made Profile exists, but does not improve performance over a single GPU

Cannot not support SLI/Crossfire entirely

 

Coming from Nvidia, there are two ways to enable SLI for games - either, choosing an alternative frame rendering option through the Nvidia Control panel, or inputting a custom value for a SLI profile through Nvidia Inspector, the latter, as described above

 

I am wondering if we as a community could possibly consolidate the very newbie unfriendly process of forum spelunking for obscure values to help make PC Gaming Wiki a more complete index of fundamental information that can help resolve the most common and scope-limited technical problem of games alongside providing assistance in making purchasing decisions depending upon the user's hardware.

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I am wondering if we as a community could possibly consolidate the very newbie unfriendly process of forum spelunking for obscure values to help make PC Gaming Wiki a more complete index of fundamental information that can help resolve the most common and scope-limited technical problem of games alongside providing assistance in making purchasing decisions depending upon the user's hardware.

 

That's pretty much the point of the wiki. You could always just create a new page on your wiki user page and dump all sorts of info there when needed.

http://pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/User:Emeraldnext/SLI (as an example)

 

More in depth stuff could probably be added here.

http://pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/SLI#SLI

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This sounds like something that could be useful, although I have never used SLI/CrossFire myself so my knowledge of the subject is limited.

 

The wiki currently only has a few lines very vaguely explaining how these things work, so having expanded descriptions would be great.

 

As for how values apply, unknown is currently meant for when a feature is not known. A feature that works but is very limited (e.g. anti-aliasing as just an on/off option) still counts as true at this time.

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