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Hey Guys

I just got my self two of these cards. Just wondering, is it fine to SLI them even though they are different brands?

Cheers
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Uhhh oh right. Yes, you will be fine. Just make sure that they are running on the relatively same Core Clock and OC that processor.
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Hey Guys
I just got my self two of these cards. Just wondering, is it fine to SLI them even though they are different brands?
Cheers

Yep, it's fine.

But running two gtx690s is sli is a bad idea because 2gb of vram isnt enough for the gpu muscle. If you have a chance to return one of them, I'd do it.
    
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Honestly I feel that computers are really inexpensive hobbies for the most part. Cars I would consider an expensive hobby. Just getting a turbo or supercharger is like 8k on the cheap. Once you have your tower, monitor and keyboard + mouse + HD's. You really only need the occasional motherboard and CPU+ GPU every year or more. That's like 3 or 4k for the top of the line stuff in those categories.

3 or 4k every year or two in my opinion is much less expensive than say a car. You don't even need a new CPU every time. Get the best or nearly the best in a generation, overclock and just stick with getting a new GPU.


Plus you can sell your old stuff and make inroads towards the latest stuff. I will honestly probably sell my 690 when the 790 comes out, get $600-ish and spend 400 for the new card. New mobo for 150 - 200 and 300~ for the CPU. = 1k for the next wave of screaming tech every year or more. I dunno but 1k once a year isn't that bad right? Compared to other hobbies anyways.
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Hey Guys
I just got my self two of these cards. Just wondering, is it fine to SLI them even though they are different brands?
Cheers

I see a few problems here

1. Processor bottleneck
2. The cards are running at X8 2.0
3. You need 3 screens to properly use them. A 19" monitor is overkill
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