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Hey guys, a friend recently sold me an evga gtx 580. The card is way too powerful for my needs, but was wondering if it was possible to sli this with my gtx 460 for triple monitor. I've never done an sli setup, so I really don't know what the requirements are. Right now all I play is counterstrike 1.6 so the 580 is really overkill and unnecessary for me. Ideally I want to get rid of it, because the 460 serves this purpose just fine. But was curious to see if it was possible.

Also, what would the power requirements look like if it were possible?
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No, its not possible. And your current PSU won't power both cards properly anyway. Use the 580 and be happy.
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Nope. The GPUs should match for them to be able to run in SLI.
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Yes you can SLI them

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You can SLI two of the same cards ONLY. BUT you can have 2 different ones with one doing physx processing.
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the cards both have to be the same series number.. either 2 GTX460s or 2 GTX580s.
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No, its not possible. And your current PSU won't power both cards properly anyway. Use the 580 and be happy.
Yes and No... The cards cannot be SLI'd but a 750w power supply could easily power both (for example if you were to use the 580 as primary and the 460 for physx.
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Yes and No... The cards cannot be SLI'd but a 750w power supply could easily power both (for example if you were to use the 580 as primary and the 460 for physx.
Yea probably, both would pull about 450W. That should leave plenty of power for other components.
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Nice friend to sell you something which you dont need... Bet he gave you a special offer of 'Today Only $600'?
    
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Quote:
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Yes and No... The cards cannot be SLI'd but a 750w power supply could easily power both (for example if you were to use the 580 as primary and the 460 for physx.
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