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Old 04-09-2011, 06:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question asus engtx 580?

i have an asus engtx 580 (which is great btw) but for the last month i have been wanting to get another one to do SLI.... unfortunately i cannot find one anywhere.... does anyone know if they have stopped making this model alltogether or are they just backed up???

i was also wondering if i could SLI this one with the newer one that has the dual fans??

or is it not that big of a deal to pair two 580 from different manufacturers??

i have never had a dual card setup before so if anyone has any extra knowledge or advice i would appreciate it...

thanks in advance
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Old 04-10-2011, 09:35 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: asus engtx 580?

You can SLI two cards from different manufacturers but they have to be the same gpu, 580 with a 580. And you can also SLI (2) 580's with different clock speeds but both cards will default to the speed of the card in the Top or 1st slot.
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Old 04-10-2011, 04:13 PM   #3 (permalink)
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ok... so i can use any 2 580s.... but i heard that you get a slight performance boost using two of the exact same cards.... is this true or does it not matter at all?
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It sounds like a wild fabrication to me.
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Default Re: asus engtx 580?

Sounds like they mean it's just more certain to work if it's the exact same card...but, again, any two of the same gpu will work the same.
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