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Windows 7: SLI


26 May 2011   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate: x64 (SP1)
 
 
SLI

Hello!

I have two cards here. The one is not in-use.

Will it be possible to make them in "one"? Or does they have to be the exact the same! It's Nvidia GTX 280 and 260.

Best Regards,
FredeGail



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26 May 2011   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

I belive in Nvidia's case they might have to be the same

I know and understand with ATI tech. you can use one higher and one lower Gpu

example like 5870-5850 x-fire

Nvidia might be able to do the same but since i changed brands im not to familliar anymore let's hope some of the members have a good answer for you
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26 May 2011   #3

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

No. They have to be the same GPU type. I'm not sure whether they must have identical VRAM quantities, or whether a mismatched pair would operate at the RAM level of the lesser card.

FAQ

"Can I mix and match graphics cards that have different GPUs?
No. For example, an XXXGT cannot be paired with a XXXGTX in an SLI configuration."

Some people use a second nVidia graphcs card as a dedicated PhysX processor, but I've never tried it.
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26 May 2011   #4

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate: x64 (SP1)
 
 

What a shame!
Thanks anyways

Best Regards,
FredeGail
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27 May 2011   #5

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobkn View Post

Some people use a second nVidia graphcs card as a dedicated PhysX processor
If you already have both the cards, I'd use the 260 as a dedicated physx.
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27 May 2011   #6

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate: x64 (SP1)
 
 

I don't really play games including PhysX

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FredeGail
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