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i bought a 580evga overclock first and it takes to much time to come(i wait 1 month) in my country because of the custom duties and so i decide to buy another one to have the card more quickly and get a refound for the Evga when i will have it but now im thinking of maybe keep the Evga 580GTX when i will have it. so that leads me to a question i had a crossfire before and lots of stuttering problem do you guys think i will have the same type of issues(micro stuttering) with two GTX580 one Evga and the other is a Msi non-reference ?

thanks for further response.
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post #2 of 11
Stuttering with the newer nvidia cards is not very common at all, I say keep it.
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Stuttering with the newer nvidia cards is not very common at all, I say keep it.
thanks for that fast reply yeah i have google it 580 stuttering and i didn't find many post on forum so that maybe explain what you says
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You can SLI any brand cards so long as they have the same amount of VRAM and are the same model (580, 570, etc.)

You will be fine.
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You can SLI any brand cards so long as they have the same amount of VRAM and are the same model (580, 570, etc.)

You will be fine.
ok thanks for the fast rep
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I have had bad experiences with mixed branded ATis in the past. I know its not the same as SLI, but I don't necessarily recommend it, HOWEVER, I haven't ever seen any complaints of things like that on nVidia's side. If I had a choice, I would make sure its two-reference GTX 580 (meaning unmodified versions) as they are identical cards with just different brand stickers.

Like I said though, I don't think you have too much to worry as I have not seen anybody with mixed brand SLI issues.
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post #7 of 11
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I have had bad experiences with mixed branded ATis in the past. I know its not the same as SLI, but I don't necessarily recommend it, HOWEVER, I haven't ever seen any complaints of things like that on nVidia's side. If I had a choice, I would make sure its two-reference GTX 580 (meaning unmodified versions) as they are identical cards with just different brand stickers.

Like I said though, I don't think you have too much to worry as I have not seen anybody with mixed brand SLI issues.
ok thanks i know what reference card are for now it seems pretty straight line for eveyone . will be no problem .i will test with the other card if i have some bug and stuttering i will simply resend the card and get a refound with ease.
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2x GTX 580 SLI are beasts, go for it if you can (direct experience as you can see from my signature). Being different brands shouldn't cause you any problem, the worst case scenario is that the higher clocked card will run at the same clock of the lowest one.
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^ Simply MSI Afterburner can fix that. And on stock coolers, I hit 900Mhz on 1.088v to give you a clue how decent these cards can OC.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Concorde105 View Post
You can SLI any brand cards so long as they have the same amount of VRAM and are the same model (580, 570, etc.)

You will be fine.
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