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I know a lot about computers and how GFX cards work but im still new to overclocking and SLI seeing how i've never had an SLI, but this isn't an SLI question, what I was wondering is if it would be possible to have both my 480 and my 560 in the same computer to better optimize it? is that possible?
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It is possible however one would have to be a Physx dedicated card while the other would be your main card. However, you cannot SLI 2 different cards (as you may have known).
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Might I suggest selling one, or the other, and SLI'ing? It'd be a straight trade up if you sold the 560, and got the 480... And then you'll have amazing performance!
    
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yup, knew the SLI problem and I figured the PhsyX part but i wanted to be sure first off, and well also how much more performance could I get doing this anyways? Seeing how im more then likely going to have the 560 ti as the PhsyX card.
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Might I suggest selling one, or the other, and SLI'ing? It'd be a straight trade up if you sold the 560, and got the 480... And then you'll have amazing performance!
If i did trade I would want another 560 Ti instead of having a 480, ya i know the performance would be better but I like the size seeing how my case is heavy enough as it is...
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Waste of time having a dedicated physx card, sell the 480 and get another 560.
 
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If you sell the 480, I'm not sure whether it'll be a straight trade for a 560. But performance wise, you're not going to be able to tell between 480 sli and 560 sli, 560 is newer, quieter and has less power consumption, so yeah, if you're worried about your electricity bill, get the 560!

I just tried a 470 with my 580, and it did absolutely nothing, no increase in FPS, just an increase in temperatures, not good.

But yeah, SLI either of those cards and you're onto a winner!
    
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Well if anyone is looking to get the 480 as a trade for a 560 im fully willing to trade, looking for an EVGA GTX 560 Superclocked Version as a trade for a EVGA GTX 560 Ti Superclocked Version, if at all possible, not exactly sure if it matters but it would be nice for the SLI im assuming.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Roxborough View Post
I just tried a 470 with my 580, and it did absolutely nothing, no increase in FPS, just an increase in temperatures, not good.

But yeah, SLI either of those cards and you're onto a winner!
Then you did it wrong You most definitely should be able to get an FPS increase using a 470 as dedicated physX w/a 580, at least on a lot of the physX games out there. For sure you would in Mafia 2 and Batman AA ... I've tested these games very extensively.

If you max out the settings so that the 580 has a lot of work to do, the 470 will definitely help perf. Also, in Mafia 2, you need a *dedicated* card to run the cloth PhysX, otherwise it happens on the CPU, which is a big bottleneck whenever the game has cloth physX to process

However, it's still total overkill w/so few physX games, you might as well sell the 470

OP: I agree the logical thing is sell one card, and get another of the one you keep and run proper SLI. Using one for physX is a total waste.
    
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