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No look....what I am saying is ....is it possible to have one card running faster than the other? Or does one card automatically downclock to the clocks of the slower card?


Because my first gtx 295 Single PCB can´t go higher than (712/1512/1215)because it has no voltage controller.

And if I got a second one for SLI I wanted it to be Dual PCB so I could overclock it more due to Voltage Controller...but if the new one will downclock to the clocks of my old 295 then there is no point in getting a Dual PCB ..do you understand what I mean?^^
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post #22 of 230
you can.

But why?


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No look....what I am saying is ....is it possible to have one card running faster than the other? Or does one card automatically downclock to the clocks of the slower card?


Because my first gtx 295 Single PCB can´t go higher than (712/1512/1215)because it has no voltage controller.

And if I got a second one for SLI I wanted it to be Dual PCB so I could overclock it more due to Voltage Controller...but if the new one will downclock to the clocks of my old 295 then there is no point in getting a Dual PCB ..do you understand what I mean?^^
    
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post #23 of 230
GTX 295 in quad SLI will suck in AA. If you can get one for cheap then by all means get it, but 2x 6950 2Gs would be better. Or hang on to your single 295 till the 28nm GPUs.

EDIT:

And no. In SLI you can't run your cards at different speeds.
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get dual 560, thats profitable

EDIT: nevermind, stay with your 295 and wait kepler as blademaster said
    
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Yup I was gonna wait for kepler anyways^^

But you guys are sure that GTX 295 SLI will not allow me to run one card faster than the other?

Also GTX 295 SLI won´t be SLI ready but it will still get me the same FPS as GTX 580 SLI with +/-6 FPS
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GTX 295 sli will be 40-60% slower... no jokr.


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Yup I was gonna wait for kepler anyways^^

But you guys are sure that GTX 295 SLI will not allow me to run one card faster than the other?

Also GTX 295 SLI won´t be SLI ready but it will still get me the same FPS as GTX 580 SLI with +/-6 FPS
    
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But you guys are sure that GTX 295 SLI will not allow me to run one card faster than the other?
conirm that pl
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Advantage of the 580 is DirectX 11. So if you want the best 580 will be best. But if you just want FPS, go 295.
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Ok people two things....please try to answer each one

1.)Will I be able to run one card at higher clocks than the other with GTX 295 Quad SLI?

2.)I want to put the cards under water...the block says SLI so I think it will be able to cool two Single PCB cards right?or will I have to buy two of those? Please take a look at the link:http://www.aquatuning.at/product_inf...---Acetal.html

and here another brand:http://www.aquatuning.at/product_inf...X--GTX295.html
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post #30 of 230
if they arent on the same clocks the one with higher clock will downclock to the slower one clocks.


anyway a GTX580 all the way
why get a 4 core GPU in your system that doesnt support DX11 probably got tons of micro stutter

need lots of watt and produce lots of heat and are noisy... and 4 cores... I doubt you will even gain 340% more power then 1 core its wont scale good...
from 3 cores then max is 280% of 1 core (and that the max) from 4 cores it wont be much more...

just get a single card solution

its cooler
take less wat
support DX11
it probably wont be as strong but also not so far
1 GTX295 is a bit slower then a GTX480

GTX580 is about 22-27% stronger then a single 295
and it overclock much much better

a GTX580 with a big overclock will probably get close to the GTX295 QUAD SLI stock performance

and anyway the 295 isnt such a good overclock'er
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