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Yo guys,

Im looking at this card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130665

and i wanted to run it in tri sli with 2x gtx 280s . What do you think?
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Can't. Only like cards.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by huhh View Post
Can't. Only like cards.
Yup. Only cards that share the same exact GPU core can be run in SLI together.
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Crossfire can work with different gpus.
SLI can't.
Unlucky there.
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Yeah lol what the heck am i thinking..


I timewarped back 10 years for a sec there.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MrNightfire View Post
Crossfire can work with different gpus.
SLI can't.
Unlucky there.
Not different generations.
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You can only SLi with same card models. Only exception is the same model but different amount of ram. For example 460 1gb can SLI with 460 768mb, although they will only make use of 768 mb of memory.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by T3chAdd1ct View Post
You can only SLi with same card models. Only exception is the same model but different amount of ram.
This is true, but the 768MB GTX 460 and 1GB models actually aren't compatible in SLI.

The 768MB card uses a modified core with 24 ROPs (1GB 460s have 32) and a 192-bit memory bus instead of 256.
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