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Hi all,

I know this is a noobish question but here it goes.

What can I SLI with my 570? I know I can only SLI another 570 but does it have to be another EVGA card or could it be another brand? Does it have to be the same ie reference board vs non reference board?

Thanks!

Also yes I know my current MB does not support SLI


Thanks!
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Any brand/version of a 570 will work.
    
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I'm pretty sure you can SLI it with any other 570.
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I'm pretty sure you can SLI it with any other 570.
Yep. This.
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Any brand/version of a 570 will work.
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I'm pretty sure you can SLI it with any other 570.
Thanks!!! +Rep to you both!
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post #6 of 24
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Originally Posted by killeraxemannic View Post
Hi all,

I know this is a noobish question but here it goes.

What can I SLI with my 570? I know I can only SLI another 570 but does it have to be another EVGA card or could it be another brand? Does it have to be the same ie reference board vs non reference board?

Thanks!

Also yes I know my current MB does not support SLI


Thanks!
Another 570. With CrossFireX you can (or could) have two cards of any type or model and it would use both to process the video signal. With NVIDIA, they only do identical model cards (2 x 570s, or 2 x 580s, etc).
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Another 570. With CrossFireX you can (or could) have two cards of any type or model and it would use both to process the video signal, but with NVIDIA, they only do identical model cards (2 x 570s, or 2 x 580s, etc).
I thought you could only CFX same series cards (ie 5770 with 5750, 6970 with 6950)
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There are also hybrid motherboards on the market that allow for the mix pairing of ATI and Nvidia cards as well. Like MSI's Big Bang Fusion.
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post #9 of 24
Any brand will work as long as it is a 570, however, if one of them is overclocked, it will downclock to the same speeds as the other one. This means that if you overclock, you can only go as high as your weakest card.
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There are also hybrid motherboards on the market that allow for the mix pairing of ATI and Nvidia cards as well. Like MSI's Big Bang Fusion.
What good is that for other than a dedicated physx card when you run ATI as your main?
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