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Hey I have a question, I seen a post where a guy said he has xfired a hd 5870 and 5970, and he said he bought the 6970 and 6990 to do a tri fire.


Is this possible with nvidia , example like gtx 580 and gtx 590 in sli ?
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post #2 of 21
To date this has not been possible with NV cards.


You never though, they "fixed" alot of things when under pressure from ATI.
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Hey I have a question, I seen a post where a guy said he has xfired a hd 5870 and 5970, and he said he bought the 6970 and 6990 to do a tri fire.


Is this possible with nvidia , example like gtx 580 and gtx 590 in sli ?
Nope it will not work. SLI worked different they have to be identical cards just like you cant SLI GTX570 with GTX580 but you can HD 6950 with HD 6970.
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if they use the gtx 580 chip maybe but highly doubtful they will use the 580
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but i think its possible with the lucid hydra chips in those MSI motherboards
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post #6 of 21
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if they use the gtx 580 chip maybe but highly doubtful they will use the 580
Ya the gtx590 is going to have two gimped 580chips on it, that's why I asked if its possible.
I would do a nice quad sli setup lol 2x gtx 580s and a gtx 590
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post #7 of 21
It's like strapping a bike to your car hoping it'll get faster?
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It's excellent that Nvidia and AMD are so closely matched now. Really makes sure both companies are required to innovate and price competitively.

This seems like one of those architectural limitations that nvidia will surely iron out when faced by stiff competition by AMD.
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post #9 of 21
spec leak i seen today said 2 GTX 570 chips in that 590 so.... but still could be 580's like the orgial rumurs say too
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nope its gimped 580chips, and it doesnt matter cause i cant sli it with my 580s so i dont even care for this card
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