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post #21 of 23
I don't see it working, but good luck trying

The 480 is difference core wise and memory wise, and its a different PCB from the reference design, so a 470 bios will most likely give you more than enough issues for this not to work, even if you will be able to flash the 480 card.

I myself would keep just the 480 and OC it. You will regain those lose % from the SLI.
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Yeah, im going to keep the 480 as it is. Stock 480 running 60fps average in Kombuster. I'm amazed the power difference between the 470 and this lol.
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Sell the 480 and buy another 470 from MSi.

Like I said above, SLI470's really utterly destroy a single 480, esp. when you OC them, which they have tons of headroom to do.

I bet you could find someone who'd trade you for their GE and some cash, and SLI 465 GE's unlocked is a great setup for any single monitor system. And I don't really compromise when it comes to my rig ... if I felt like there was something 'better' for the money, I'd have it. In fact I used to have SLI 480's ... and I traded down. Two 480's on air is just too hot and loud, and actually easily get's cpu-bottlenecked at 1920x1200.
    
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