X58 Sli with 8800gt/9800gt

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  1. FrancoisC

    FrancoisC New Member

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    Anyone know if you can sli 2 8800gt or 2 9800gt on a x58 motherboard? I already have a 8800gt, and could get another one really cheap (around 50$), but on nvidia's site, is says this about the latest drivers:

    "Enables NVIDIA SLI technology on SLI-certified Intel X58-based motherboards with the following GPUs: GeForce GTX 280, GeForce GTX 260, GeForce 9800 GX2, GeForce 9800 GTX+, and GeForce 9800 GTX"

    So anyone with an x58 board and 8800gt/9800gt can try and report back?

    Thanks!
     
  2. theman7233

    theman7233 Member Guru

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    yes you can
     
  3. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Fair question.

    You know, I'm not so certain if series 8 GPUs indeed will be SLI supported on X58. Let me verify this with NVIDIA.
     
  4. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    From NVIDIA:

    Hi Hilbert,

    That is correct. However, all of our SLI GPUs will be supported on X58 by December.
     

  5. DSK

    DSK Banned

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    hmmm wonder how powerful the 8800GT would if ran on core i7 ??
     
  6. FrancoisC

    FrancoisC New Member

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    Thanks for the answer.

    I'm waiting for a Direct X 11 card before I upgrade, but it's still going to give me a little boost in the meantime.
     
  7. Passion Fruit

    Passion Fruit Ancient Guru

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    It wouldn't make much of a difference really. They're rarely CPU limited on the Core2 platform as it is.
     
  8. saintdrug

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    i have 2 x 8800gts and giagbyte ex58-ud5, and nvidia doesnt support sli like they said in december.. its sad im dying here any news?
     
  9. nisse161

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    Is this issue resolved?

    I only ask since i'm unable to activare SLI with my 8800GTs, i'm using the gigabyte EX58-ud5 board.
     

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