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NVIDIA'S Response - 9800GTX with 9800GTX+ in SLI?

post #1 of 14
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I was curious what the official stance on this was, so I emailed Nvidia customer care:

Subject: Will it be possible to use a 9800GTX with a new 55nm 9800GTX+ in SLI?...


Response (TS) 06/29/2008 12:02 PM

Thank you for contacting NVIDIA Customer Care.

This is Tanusree assisting you with the product information:

I understand from your email that you would like to know if it’s possible to SLI a GeForce 9800 GTX graphics card with a GeForce 9800 GTX+ (55nm) card.

Your case is being escalated to our Level 2 Tech Support group. The Level 2 agent will provide you with a suitable answer. Please be patient and a Level 2 tech will contact you at earliest.

Regards,
Tanusree
NVIDIA Customer Care



Response (Manuel G) 06/29/2008 01:01 PM

Thank you for your interest in the NVIDIA Geforce 9800GTX+. We are sorry however the Geforce 9800GTX and the Geforce 9800GTX+ are considered two different GPUs and as such, will not work in SLI together. If you have any further questions, please feel free to email us.

Best Regards,
Manuel
NVIDIA Customer Care

Question Reference #080628-000087
Product Level 1: Graphics cards
Category Level 1: Product Information
Date Created: 06/28/2008 07:58 PM
Last Updated: 06/29/2008 01:01 PM
Status: Solved
Choose OS: Microsoft Vista
Product Name: 9800 GTX+
Driver Version: Any
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post #2 of 14
Ouch, so no SLI then. I think thats a pitty. Granted they have there differences but as they are essentially the same model then one would hope SLI would be a green light.

Thanks for providing this information.
post #3 of 14
good info to post but since the + model is a new 55nm chip, I would think it would be a different GPU basically and therefore wouldn't SLI with a standard model.
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post #4 of 14
i did not even consider it......but it makes sense. +rep.
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post #5 of 14
i wonder if you could do it by flashing the + with the older bios?
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post #6 of 14
I wouldn't risk.. it might overvolt the GPU or not function properly..
post #7 of 14
bad news.... oh well, i'll just grab another xxx edition from xfx and be happy like logan said to be
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post #8 of 14
i didn't expect it to. nVidia's cross SLI setups have never (if ever) been so great...
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post #9 of 14
Good information.

Thanks
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post #10 of 14
I was actually surprised by that. I would've assumed that it could work.

thanks for the information for people who need it.
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