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mixing graphics cards?!?

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i got a gtx 470 sc months ago, and have recently dicsover it was discontinued... including the 470 in general, what my luck!!

so im wondering if its possible to get maybe like a 560 or 570 and run sli w/ it.

is it possible?

also. does anyone know the benefits of multiple gpus when you only have one monitor?
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nope, you have to have the same gpu to run them in SLI. Multiple gpus will help give you better framerate on games with one monitor
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You can still pick up new 470s, they're just becoming rare. If you want to SLI, do it quickly. Adding a second card in SLI (different from just adding a second card) will substantially boost performance, but it doesn't quite double performance. Depending on the game, you'd see 60 to 90% higher framerates.
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