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What cards are compatible with 8800 Ultra (SLI)?

By BabyFaceLee
Jul 14, 2007
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  1. Am I right in presuming that a 7800GTX 256mb card could not be SLI'd to an 8800 Ultra?

    Are only other 8 series cards compatible with an 8800? Are there other restrictions that apply?

    Thanks guys!
  2. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,286   +24

    SLI requires that both the cards have the same GPU. Clock speeds, memory sizes and third-party manufacturers may differ, but the GPU must be the same. So an 8800 Ultra can only be paired with another 8800 Ultra and a 7800GTX with another 7800GTX.
    As for restrictions, they're more like requirements. You'd need to have a mobo supporting SLI obviously, in addition to a PSU able to supply enough juice for the two cards. Also, you might need extra cooling as well, especially if they're hot-running cards like the 8800 series. That's about it really.
  3. BabyFaceLee

    BabyFaceLee TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 60   +11

    Thanks for the info (again!) :approve:
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