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what would I get if I SLI 2 of these bad boys, this is the best video card I have ever owned, went from a old PC with a Evga GTX 9500 1gb, to this card. Would like to get another card and sli them, just not sure how sli works, do I need more monitors for it to work, this is new to me and just trying to learn all this new GPU setups. I have it running on a saberkitty 990fx R2.0 with a AMD FX-8320 CPU, with 2x4gb corsair Vengeance memory just would like to know the boost I would get with 2. Also can this card be Overclocked at all, have been told no since it is OCed by Evga
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The card can be overclocked. These cards IMO are much easily handled OCing through the kepler software. As for the 3 gb version, im afraid your wasting your time there as the 192 kb architecture doesn't deal with the extra ram well due to the limited bandwidth, in fact alot of the show and tell graphs show that the extra ram is not much help at all AND it handles the extra ram poorly as well. Thats not to say you wont get a great boost SLIing. The 660s are great cards for the money. Especially now with the prices dropping. Just not sure I would drop any extra change on the 3 gb models.
   
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so I should just use 1 card for now and then maybe upgrade to like 2 other nvidia cards down the line. so I should have just waited and got a Evga 760 2 gb instead or maybe 2 for sli performance since the 760 is a 256 kb instead of my card with only 192 kb architecture. I know that my card works well and plays every game I through at It maxed but I am trying to build a system that will last a few years with all these new games coming out, got the rest of the build just not the gpus where I want them.
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so I should just use 1 card for now and then maybe upgrade to like 2 other nvidia cards down the line. so I should have just waited and got a Evga 760 2 gb instead or maybe 2 for sli performance since the 760 is a 256 kb instead of my card with only 192 kb architecture. I know that my card works well and plays every game I through at It maxed but I am trying to build a system that will last a few years with all these new games coming out, got the rest of the build just not the gpus where I want them.

A pair of 760s would have been spot on for your build.
   
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so I should just use 1 card for now and then maybe upgrade to like 2 other nvidia cards down the line. so I should have just waited and got a Evga 760 2 gb instead or maybe 2 for sli performance since the 760 is a 256 kb instead of my card with only 192 kb architecture. I know that my card works well and plays every game I through at It maxed but I am trying to build a system that will last a few years with all these new games coming out, got the rest of the build just not the gpus where I want them.

Right, I had a TI as well and it played games well. Crank the MSAA up in games and you will find the limitations of that bus real quick. But that aside, the card performs well and you can play most everything at excellent settings. Im not poopooing your card..... Definitely look into the kepler tweaker software for you 660. There is all kinds of settings you can play with and have fun there. If the 770s hadnt been priced so well I would still be on the 660TI as it did all i "needed". The 770 is icing on the cake. Then when the 760s came out, i came reallllll close to selling the 770 and getting a pair of 760s. Those are really nice cards for the money. You can be in SLI for $500 on first class cards. thumb.gif Still may happen at some point.
   
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Yeah would love to have 2 760 GPU's but kinda on a budget. When I ordered the 660 I have the new cards where just talk and the release date was rumored to be in the near future not when they did come out, I thought I had about 6 months to maybe a Year before the new 700 series cards came out so I got the card I have now. I had a feeling that they would put out a new series of cards and hose me. This Kepler tweaker software U mentioned, I have not seen anything online about this, if possible do you have a web site that I can check out. I liked the 760 4gb for only 289.99 and that it was 256-bit also. was thinking maybe in the future, tax time getting 2 of these and putting them in. Hopefully by then maybe the price will drop some. Well if they come out with a 800 series then the prices might drop.. biggrin.gif
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http://www.overclock.net/t/1289489/gtx-600-series-unlocked-voltage-bios-downloads-and-tools

If you have any questions, feel free to ask. I upgraded my way through 3 660s before ending up in a 770
   
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