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okay so if there was a set up where if

2x 590 and 2x580 could make a 6-way sli, could it be done

it would be 590 > 580 > 580 > 590 (using the appropriate bridges)

i'm sure there would be terrible scaling, but with correct drivers would it be possible to do? kookoo.gif im not saying i would do it. But it's just a thought.
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There's a hard limit to 4 GPUs in any SLI configuration, right now I don't know of a way around that limit, drivers won't have any bearing on it.
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hmm yes, but i guess custom sli drivers could fix that?

edit: maybe a motherboard firmware edit or something
Edited by LuKrype - 5/1/11 at 2:40am
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Yeah with custome drivers and motherboard bios you can also SLI a 590 and a 6990.

But dreams aside, you can't SLI a 580 with a 590, and you can't SLI more than a 4 GPUs in total.
AMD are similar, that you can't CFX more than 4 GPUs (but you different cards at the same family).

Also I don't think nvidia will make any changes to how this work in any near future.
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is there any reason why you can't use more than 4 GPU's together in either SLI or CFX?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr.Pie;13339142 
is there any reason why you can't use more than 4 GPU's together in either SLI or CFX?
Because it's pointless?
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You may need 3x PSU's for that setup, it would pull more than 2KW, maybe even more
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Quote:
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Perhaps you can. ;]

Hydra != SLI. For some reason it's not a widely-accepted fact.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Chunky_Chimp;13339168 
Hydra != SLI. For some reason it's not a widely-accepted fact.

That's true, but I'm pretty sure the OP is wondering if there's any way to make these 6 GPU's work together. This would allow for it.
    
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