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Ok, I was just roaming around on newegg and noticed the 7600GTS and the 7600GT with same specs in all departments except their SLi "readiness"...

What the hell is software SLi?
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What the hell is software SLi?
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it's SLI without a bridge...
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And doesn't give enough performance gain to warrant it's use, just get a better single card. Usually it is only the low end cards that support software SLI because 2 of them in normal SLI mode wouldn't give a big performance gain anyways.
Hardware SLI = Through the bridge.
Software SLI = Through driver support.
Basically it takes a big performance hit when compared to hardware SLI.
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Don't worry, I'm not chucking my 7800 for anything yet. This was just for consideration in a build for my friend. The card comes with a bridge connector though...and reviewers on newegg (I know, I shouldn't trust them.) actually say that EVGA said it can do hardware SLi and have had success with it themselves when using a bridge connector...
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