Does SLI 2nd vid card need to be exact match?

By Dave-427SS
Mar 21, 2007
  1. Wanna go SLI. My vid card is a 3-month old GeForce 7950GT and my question is: do I need the EXACT same make and model number vid card when going to SLI?

    For instance, my current card is this:
    EVGA 512-P2-N635-AR GeForce 7950GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 KO Video Card

    Does the second card have to match ALL those specs and numbers?

    Many thanks........

  2. HPCE_Larry

    HPCE_Larry TS Rookie Posts: 132

    I know it must be the same model number (ie 7950GT) and have the same ram, clock requencies, etc. Im not sure if it must be from the same company, but I think so.
  3. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,388

    It has to be the same stats, and it's very highly recommended to be from the same company, but there are legends of cards from different companies working together. I read the results if some 8800GTX SLI benchmarks the other day and they used an eVGA and a BFG (non overclocked version) for SLI.
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