Does SLI require identical cards?

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce' started by neosolipsism, Jun 27, 2006.

  1. neosolipsism

    neosolipsism Member

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    I realize they must the same card, but do they have to be completely identical? I.E. can I SLI a 7300GT 128ddr2 with a 7300GT 256ddr3?

    Or would that even be worth it? Needless to say my 7300GT 128ddr2 isn't living up to expectations, and I'm debating on whether or not to try SLI with another one or just trash it and go for a better card.
     
  2. sava700

    sava700 Ancient Guru

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    Its not going to work all that great.. pretty much cause the larger card to "underclock" your best bet I would say would be to sell the 7300 and add a little to it to get a 7900GTX that should do you for a while... you pretty much need the same card same bios also on each card for SLI to be of any advantage and not bottleneck itself.
     
  3. AstonM

    AstonM Active Member

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    I dont think going from a 7300 to a 7900GTX is quite reasonable, or in budget for someone who just bought a 7300. I would say try and get a 7600GT, great card for the money.
     
  4. I agree^^^ a 7600GT will do him nicely. And 1 7600GT will give you better performance than SLI 7300GT's in your case, because as was stated, the faster card will have to deactivate half it's memory and down clock significantly to match the other one you have:( Or you can just spend a bit more and get a 7900GT
     

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    darknight909 Ancient Guru

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    InfDaMarvel Ancient Guru

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    Whats the comparison to the 7600GT compared to a 7800GT? People seem to always think about 7600 and 7900 since they just came out but rmemeber there still is a 7800series of nividia cards that have been out for awile and might not be that expensive anymore.
     
  7. deathvirus

    deathvirus Ancient Guru

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    Well .. u need exactly same cards ... u need to find another ddr2 7300GT ...
     

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