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SLI Question

By tommyhie
May 31, 2007
  1. I have a PCIE Geforce 7600 GT 256 MB installed, my question is :

    I dont have another pcie slot available, can i get another 7600 GT in pci and sli them even though they are on different ports ?
     
  2. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,481   +44

    you need one slot per card.
     
  3. Mirob

    Mirob TechSpot Paladin Posts: 462

    You must have a SLi motherboard to use SLi. Just any o'll board with two PCIe slots will not work--nvidia's drivers will not allow it.
     
  4. beef_jerky4104

    beef_jerky4104 Banned Posts: 822

    No. SLi only works with an SLi Motherboard, and SLi requires at least two PCIe X16 slots (Or two PCIe X8 Slots).
     
  5. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,481   +44

    wow I guess I left that one open. And I'm running sli myself, sorry:(
     
  6. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,039   +9

    Hrm. Never dabbled with SLI/Crossfire. I didn't know that you definately need SLI enabled boards for SLI to work.

    What then would happen if you put another card into a spare PCIe X8 slot?


    edit: I did a short google, and someone mentioned that Corssfire will work without SLI/Crossfire enabled boards.... Anyone have anymore info on that?
     
  7. Mirob

    Mirob TechSpot Paladin Posts: 462

    AMD Plans To Open Cross Fire Architecture To 3rd Party Chipset
    http://www.hkepc.com/bbs/itnews.php?tid=748630


    With more than one video card you can alway connect more monitors. That is what DFi says the other PCIe slot if for on my Ultra-D. Many people have modded that mobo to work in SLi. Some have even hacked nvidia's drivers to get SLi to work on Intel chipsets. I like the way AMD had opened up Crossfire. It seem to me if you have the card slots multi-GPU should just work.
     
  8. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,039   +9

    I don't see why you'd need anything else for multi-gpu to work, really. Other than for profit reasons....
     
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