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Finding exact model for SLI

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August 28, 2013 5:53:57 AM

I continue to read articles on needing to match graphics cards exactly when trying to SLI. What i would like to know is how true is this. Can i get away with a FTW and a SC or an SC with a regular. how would i go about finding the exact model if i no longer have the manual or box?
a b U Graphics card
August 28, 2013 6:02:58 AM

It actually doesn't have to be THAT exact, you don't really need to look into it too much.

Most graphics cards will work absolutely fine together, a 2GB 680 from EVGA will work with a 2GB 680 from PNY.

You can't however, from what I understand, match a 2GB 680 with a 4GB 680.

If you've got the same model number and the same amount of RAM, you should be good to go.
a c 271 U Graphics card
August 28, 2013 6:07:29 AM

You used to be able to SLi cards with different amounts of VRAM, the system would just use the lowest amount so a 2GB card and a 4GB card in SLi would be seen as two 2GB cards.
August 28, 2013 6:13:24 AM

Thanks for all your help guys. You are all amazing for having answered so quickly. Now to find a card that matches for as little $ as possible
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