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Well I bought a new 970 SSC (04G-P4-3975-KR) to SLI it with my other 970 FTW (04G-P4-2978-KR)
I get the "SLI connector not detected". Both cards are detected but the bridge is not working. I am reading tons of weird stuff on the forums about these not being SLI compatible, which makes little sense to me. Even the Nvidia faq says it should be ok:

Can I mix and match graphics cards from different manufacturers?
Using 180 or later graphics drivers, NVIDIA graphics cards from different manufacturers can be used together in an SLI configuration. For example, a GeForce XXXGT from manufacturer ABC can be matched with a GeForce XXXGT from manufacturer XYZ.
Can I mix and match graphics cards if one of them is overclocked by the manufacturer?
Yes. A GeForce XXXX GTX that is overclocked can be mixed with a standard clocked GeForce XXXX GTX.

So, should it work? I used DifferentSLIAuto1.3.1 and it's now connected but most games (Battlefront, Siege, Dirt) flicker like crazy with DSR enabled... I bought these to push DSR to 4K and it's useless. Also, windows stays in test mode.

So I return the card? Have EVGA swap it? Or there is a fix?

Photo of the boxes which are the same thing really... frown.gif
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Also, is using Different SLI Auto a viable option? I understood like it's not using the SLI bridge and therefore it could be buggy and slower.
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Unplug SLI cable, blow it out, try again. Reinstall video drivers. Worked for me when I got a new SLI bridge.
     
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EVGA says these cards are not compatible. That's disappointing. They're offering to exchange my old card for a new SSC. I'll do that I guess.
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That's known problem with Evga FTW and SSC card's.. but should note Evga has awesome RMA service.. contact Evga to replace one of the card's thumb.gif
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Thanks. I did. They are pretty nice about it. They will exchange the older card to make a compatible pair. That being said, it should be explained that those cards have issue pairing in SLI. Seems to be unconventionnal to say the least.
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