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I currently have 1 gtx 590 installed. It is connected to two 30" monitors.
My question is this:
If I install 1 gtx 680 along with the 590, will this be beneficial? Will this hurt my performance? Is there any reasoning to not do this?

I was thinking I could hook 1 monitor to the 680 and the other monitor to the 590. The reason I am asking this is because I am planning on upgrading, but I can't currently afford 2 x 680s. I was planning on buying 1 now and 1 later. I imagine there is a possibility of driver complications, but I thought I might ask you guys and see what you think.

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Your better off selling the 590 and getting a second 680. You can't use a 590 and a 680 together.
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you can only SLI two cards that are similar together

the 590 and the 680 not only not simular but also not in the same series.
I could see why people would wonder if a 590 and a 580 will work together in tri SLI but a 680 and 590 is a definitely no.


you should sell that 590 and buy a second 680 it should cover most of the costs of a second one.
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no, because to use a 590 or 680 as a physx card is silly.
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Originally Posted by jakefeb3 View Post

I currently have 1 gtx 590 installed. It is connected to two 30" monitors.
My question is this:
If I install 1 gtx 680 along with the 590, will this be beneficial? Will this hurt my performance? Is there any reasoning to not do this?
I was thinking I could hook 1 monitor to the 680 and the other monitor to the 590. The reason I am asking this is because I am planning on upgrading, but I can't currently afford 2 x 680s. I was planning on buying 1 now and 1 later. I imagine there is a possibility of driver complications, but I thought I might ask you guys and see what you think.
Thank you

Even if you plan to get one GTX680 now to run with your current GTX590 and then buy another GTX680 (and selling the GTX590), this plan is still not advisable because of driver complication, as you suspect.

GTX680 currently needs GeForce 301.10 to run properly but 301.10 officially supports only GTX680. For GTX590, the latest is 296.10.
So, there is a high possibility of driver problem of mixing GTX680 and GTX590 in the same system.
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