I've been running Linux(opensuse) and Wine on my rig for a long time. I always have a nasty habit of buying new hardware. A while back I upgraded from a 7800GTX to a 8800GTX. While running World of Warcraft with Wine I saw a average of 10fps increase with the 8800.
I noticed on the release notes of Nvidia's 9755 drivers... "8800 series SLI is now supported"
What I'm trying to ask is.... Would I see nice performance gain if I ran twin 8800GTXs in SLI vs. just one?
Just got my card and I slapped it inside my computer, hooked everything up, and boot up my computer. And what do I get? Kernel Panic! So much for wishful thinking. I rebooted back into bios and switched it into Single card more and it booted up just fine.
So I did some searching and found something at Mepis.org. It had some really good infomation about some problems I could be having. It also pointed me to the NVidia Driver ReadME. Which was very useful.
As of Nvidia Driver 100.14.11 and my SLI setup in AFR. WoW runs awesome, 70-130 fps in the Outland or Azeroth. I still have serous FPS drops(25-35) in some towns and large citys. When indoors or in the Under City I average about 90-130fps. In Arctic Valley BG I get 35-85 and spikes to 130 depending on how many players are on screen. Its not the silver bullet but it makes the Battlegrounds a whole lot more playable.
Also Byteframe, booting Linux with vga=normal fixed a whole set of problems for my 8800gtx the same should hold true for your 8800gts.
Last edited by Throwing Strikes; 07-08-2007 at 02:35 PM.