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I want to upgrade to a SLI mobo on my other PC. If I got one big card, say a 8800GTX, could I put a GTS 320 in the other slot and SLI them? Would it bottleneck the bigger card? Is it worth it?
I mean 2x8800GTX's is about 1000$ for the cheapest.
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Won't work, need 2 of the same cards
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They need to have the same amount of pipes. I tried with a 6800GT and a 6800LE back in the day and it didn't work.
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post #4 of 7
I made the Info: What Nvidia cards can I run in SLi? stickie to answer questions like this.

Short answer, you can't do it.
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argh ok. shame though. I can't remember where I was reading it, but aparently 1 8800GTX would beat smaller cards in SLI, is this true? does this rule out the beauty of buying 2 cards for the price of one as they don't equal the performance?
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cognoscenti used to get about 13000 in 3DMark06 with one 8800Ultra and an E6600 @ 3.6GHz. I get 14387 with two 8800GTS 640MB cards and an E6600 @ 3.6GHz, this was even with Vista x64 Forceware drivers, which gave me a disadvantage. I decided on 8800GTS SLi as it was cheaper than one Ultra and does perform slightly better.
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That aswers my question thank you.
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