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is it possible to SLI the ASUS GTX 570 direct CU2 with the EVGA GTX 570 HD

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so i won an ASUS GTX 570 direct CU 2 off a local gaming competition a few days back and thought of going SLI but since the direct CU 2 is a triple slot card i thought of getting the EVGA GTX 570 HD version cause its small and my case is the coolermaster storm scout and the motherboard is the EVGA x58 SLI so my question is is it possible to SLI those 2??
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Yes , if you run em @ the same speed
   
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you mean the clock speeds yes?
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I would say yes and yes again...the same clock speeds...
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Make sure you have the space for them too. The asus is pretty big
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The EVGA 570 HD is not the best choice if you are buying a new one, it's cooler is not quite up to the task of the heat output of the 570. I would recommend the TFIII for a good dual slot card.
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post #7 of 13
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The EVGA 570 HD is not the best choice if you are buying a new one, it's cooler is not quite up to the task of the heat output of the 570. I would recommend the TFIII for a good dual slot card.
unfortunately the local MSI agents dont have that in stock plus the EVGA card is also on a deal so thats the only reason im going for it otherwise i would have gone with the normal GTX 570 , also keep in mind that i have a sound card as well
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Regardless of having a sound card, two slots is two slots is two slots. I really would not recommend that EVGA, there's a reason it's on sale, it's cooler is insufficient and it's a reference PCB that has VRM shortcomings when overclocking. I would really recommend doing about anything other than getting that EVGA, why don't you try and just use one 570 for a while till you can save up a little more money and the MSI comes in stock and then get the much much much better card. If you must get the EVGA which like I said would not be a good idea at least do not overclock it unless you don't mind having to RMA it.
Edited by juano - 4/20/11 at 4:13am
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Regardless of having a sound card, two slots is two slots is two slots. I really would not recommend that EVGA, there's a reason it's on sale, it's cooler is insufficient and it's a reference PCB that has VRM shortcomings when overclocking. I would really recommend doing about anything other than getting that EVGA, why don't you try and just use one 570 for a while till you can save up a little more money and the MSI comes in stock and then get the much much much better card. If you must get the EVGA which like I said would not be a good idea at least do not overclock it unless you don't mind having to RMA it.
aye aye im currently running my old GTX 460 as a phys card by the way and since the EVGA 570 HD is almost the same size which was the reason for me asking if it was a good fit but anyway ill stick with your advice and slowly sell off my GTX 460 as well thanks a bunch guys
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post #10 of 13
You can SLI any type of 570 you want, as long as its a 570, regardless of core or memory speeds.
The only drawback is that the cards will run as the lowest of them.

Meaning if you have one card running at 1GHZ and the other at 500mhz, if you SLI them, they will both run at 500mhz.
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