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Hey guys. I currently have a gtx 460, which has served me well. I have now decided to upgrade my GPU to a gtx 570. I don't really need any extra money by selling the 460 though, is it possible to SLi a 460 with a 570? What steps would I need to take to do this?

Also, is gainward a good brand or should I just go for evga?
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No you cannot. You can only SLi same GPU's together. So a GTX 570 + GTX 570 and GTX 460 + 460.

Unless you have Lucid Hydra, but that really isn't SLi
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No.

Go with EVGA


Also how about SLI GTX 460?
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With nVidia you can only SLI 2 or more of the same card.

For instance, it's either 2 460's or two 570's. Another option is to set the 460 as your PhysX GPU and dedicate it to that, but not that many games support it and it'd be idle most of the time which seems a waste. I'd sell it myself.

If you did want to do that though, it's easily accessible from the nVidia control panel.

As for the brand, to my knowledge, Gainward seem to have the cheapest 450/60's, but all current 570s are reference design, so they are all pretty much the same. Then again, some company support is better than others, and this can prompt some people to go with, say EVGA, over say Gainward, even if it is at a price premium.

Don't worry about it too much.
    
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