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SLI with two different brands of video cards

By Trillionsin
Sep 21, 2010
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  1. XFX Radeon HD 5830 1GB PCIe DDR5
    EVGA 896-P3-1170-AR GeForce GTX 275 896MB

    Can this be done? I have no experience with Sli, so any information will be helpful.

    (maybe I am thinking of crossfire? ...not sure)
     
  2. Technochicken

    Technochicken TechSpot Paladin Posts: 729

    No, this will not work, unless you have a Lucid Hydra motherboard, which you don't.

    If you want you can use the gtx 275 for PhysX, which will help out in some games
     
  3. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 1,197   +87

    Quickly looked up some info on PhysX. Is this is just a download, "middleware" ???

    Is this what you are referring to?http://www.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia/Graphic/Graphic-Others/NVIDIA-PhysX.shtml

    Will this help is FPS games, MW2 for example? Edit: No, it wont.
     
  4. Technochicken

    Technochicken TechSpot Paladin Posts: 729

  5. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,430   +143

    No...just buy the same card...
     
  6. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 1,197   +87

    Yea, I suppose now I am trying to sell the old one.
     
  7. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 1,197   +87

    Thank you Technochicken, your replies were very helpful. I appreciate it very much!
     

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