3DMark11 and GTX 460 in SLI
Oddly there is still no 3DMark11 profile in latest versions of NVIDIA drivers (like in the very last R266.35). And manual SLI tweaking in NVIDIA Control Panel changes nothing. So how to enable SLI with 3DMark11?
Simply by using a tiny tool developped by NVIDIA and called GeForce 3D Settings Profile Manager. You can download it here: Manage your SLI Profiles with NVIDIA GeForce SLI Profile Tool.
1 – Start Geforce_SLI_Profile_Tool.exe
2 – Export the profiles file
3 – Add this block in the profiles file:
Profile "3DMark11" ShowOn GeForce ProfileType Application Executable "3dmark11.exe" Executable "3dmark11cmd.exe" Executable "3dmark11demo.exe" Executable "3dmark11workload1.exe" Executable "3dmark11workload2.exe" Setting ID_0x00a06946 = 0x084000f5 Setting ID_0x1033cec1 = 0x00000003 Setting ID_0x1033cec2 = 0x00000002 Setting ID_0x1033dcd2 = 0x00000004 Setting ID_0x1033dcd3 = 0x00000004 Setting ID_0x1095def8 = 0x02c00005 Setting ID_0x209746c1 = 0x04280001 Setting ID_0x20ebd7b8 = 0x00000020 EndProfile
4 – Import the profiles file
5 – Enable the SLI Visual Indicator (NVIDIA Control Panel / 3D Settings)
6 – Start 3DMark11.
SLI now works fine with my pair of MSI N460GT Cyclone as
you can see it on the following picture:
And here are the scores:
GTX 460 SLI:
GTX 460 single GPU:
More 3DMark11 scores are available here: [Tested] 3DMARK11 DX11 Battle: GTX 580 vs GTX 480 vs HD 6870 vs HD 5870 vs GTX 460.
Thanks to Geeks3D’s readers for their constructive comments 😉