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September 13, 2013 3:32:32 AM

I know you can SLI GTX650 Ti Boosts and GTX660 Ti's but can you inter change them and SLI a GTX650 Ti Boost and a GTX 660 Ti?

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September 13, 2013 3:36:03 AM

No you cannot, to SLi the GPU's must be the same.
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September 13, 2013 3:36:49 AM

Mousemonkey said:
No you cannot, to SLi the GPU's must be the same.


Thanks, I have no idea about SLI, have never done it before
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September 13, 2013 4:01:24 AM

Broba Fett said:
Mousemonkey said:
No you cannot, to SLi the GPU's must be the same.


Thanks, I have no idea about SLI, have never done it before


you could use the 660ti as your main GPU, and use the 650ti B as a dedicated PhysX card. But it's one hell of an expensive PhysX card!! :) 

You would need to make sure you have a big enough PSU to power them both though, along with the 6/8 pin connectors which would be required for both cards.

it is an option though.
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September 13, 2013 4:12:47 AM

keith12 said:
Broba Fett said:
Mousemonkey said:
No you cannot, to SLi the GPU's must be the same.


Thanks, I have no idea about SLI, have never done it before


you could use the 660ti as your main GPU, and use the 650ti B as a dedicated PhysX card. But it's one hell of an expensive PhysX card!! :) 

You would need to make sure you have a big enough PSU to power them both though, along with the 6/8 pin connectors which would be required for both cards.

it is an option though.


That sounds really interesting, unfortunately I have no idea what it means. How would that work?
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September 13, 2013 4:16:35 AM

The first thing to bear in mind is that it will only be used by a handful of games and the rest of the time it will just sit there using power and doing nothing.
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September 13, 2013 7:12:34 AM

Broba Fett said:
keith12 said:
Broba Fett said:
Mousemonkey said:
No you cannot, to SLi the GPU's must be the same.


Thanks, I have no idea about SLI, have never done it before


you could use the 660ti as your main GPU, and use the 650ti B as a dedicated PhysX card. But it's one hell of an expensive PhysX card!! :) 

You would need to make sure you have a big enough PSU to power them both though, along with the 6/8 pin connectors which would be required for both cards.

it is an option though.


That sounds really interesting, unfortunately I have no idea what it means. How would that work?


Well, to start, list your full system specs, and we can see what's what. As I've already outlined though, and mousemonkey has alluded to, it will be one hell of an expensive PhysX card. Mouse monkey is also correct, PhysX doesn't work in all games, there are only some that use it. But those that do, look so much better.

here's the list of games that support it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_games_with_hardwar...

Out of that list, I play maybe 6 of those games regularly. Batman Series, Borderlands 2, MOH Airborne, Mirros Edge, Metro 2033, Tom Clancy too.

So unless you play some of those games in the list it is a waste. But if you already have both GPU's then, Id be giving it a go, if it were me :) 

The main thing is you need to have a motherboard capable of sli ( so you have two slots)and a PSU with sufficient power to keep both running. And as I've said above the PSU must have 3 x 6pin power connectors.

But it's doable, has some performance increase, it looks pretty in games tha use it, and the list is growing too, albeit slowly :) 
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September 13, 2013 7:31:16 AM

keith12 said:
Broba Fett said:
keith12 said:
Broba Fett said:
Mousemonkey said:
No you cannot, to SLi the GPU's must be the same.


Thanks, I have no idea about SLI, have never done it before


you could use the 660ti as your main GPU, and use the 650ti B as a dedicated PhysX card. But it's one hell of an expensive PhysX card!! :) 

You would need to make sure you have a big enough PSU to power them both though, along with the 6/8 pin connectors which would be required for both cards.

it is an option though.


That sounds really interesting, unfortunately I have no idea what it means. How would that work?


Well, to start, list your full system specs, and we can see what's what. As I've already outlined though, and mousemonkey has alluded to, it will be one hell of an expensive PhysX card. Mouse monkey is also correct, PhysX doesn't work in all games, there are only some that use it. But those that do, look so much better.

here's the list of games that support it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_games_with_hardwar...

Out of that list, I play maybe 6 of those games regularly. Batman Series, Borderlands 2, MOH Airborne, Mirros Edge, Metro 2033, Tom Clancy too.

So unless you play some of those games in the list it is a waste. But if you already have both GPU's then, Id be giving it a go, if it were me :) 

The main thing is you need to have a motherboard capable of sli ( so you have two slots)and a PSU with sufficient power to keep both running. And as I've said above the PSU must have 3 x 6pin power connectors.

But it's doable, has some performance increase, it looks pretty in games tha use it, and the list is growing too, albeit slowly :) 


I haven't bought the 660 yet but all of the games you mentioned I play a lot of so that great and I'm up for trying this :)  my rig is:
1. Gigabyte GTX650 Ti Booster
2. Intel i5 4670 Haswell
3. MSI Z87-GD65
4. G.Skill 4Gb x 2 Ripjaws
5. Corsair GS-700 PS
6. 1TB WD HDD
The motherboard is definately capable of SLI but the PS only has 4 pin connectors, 6 of them. Do I need a new PS? If so whats a good one to go for?
Thanks :) 
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September 13, 2013 7:53:55 AM

Broba Fett said:
keith12 said:
Broba Fett said:
keith12 said:
Broba Fett said:
Mousemonkey said:
No you cannot, to SLi the GPU's must be the same.


Thanks, I have no idea about SLI, have never done it before


you could use the 660ti as your main GPU, and use the 650ti B as a dedicated PhysX card. But it's one hell of an expensive PhysX card!! :) 

You would need to make sure you have a big enough PSU to power them both though, along with the 6/8 pin connectors which would be required for both cards.

it is an option though.


That sounds really interesting, unfortunately I have no idea what it means. How would that work?


Well, to start, list your full system specs, and we can see what's what. As I've already outlined though, and mousemonkey has alluded to, it will be one hell of an expensive PhysX card. Mouse monkey is also correct, PhysX doesn't work in all games, there are only some that use it. But those that do, look so much better.

here's the list of games that support it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_games_with_hardwar...

Out of that list, I play maybe 6 of those games regularly. Batman Series, Borderlands 2, MOH Airborne, Mirros Edge, Metro 2033, Tom Clancy too.

So unless you play some of those games in the list it is a waste. But if you already have both GPU's then, Id be giving it a go, if it were me :) 

The main thing is you need to have a motherboard capable of sli ( so you have two slots)and a PSU with sufficient power to keep both running. And as I've said above the PSU must have 3 x 6pin power connectors.

But it's doable, has some performance increase, it looks pretty in games tha use it, and the list is growing too, albeit slowly :) 


I haven't bought the 660 yet but all of the games you mentioned I play a lot of so that great and I'm up for trying this :)  my rig is:
1. Gigabyte GTX650 Ti Booster
2. Intel i5 4670 Haswell
3. MSI Z87-GD65
4. G.Skill 4Gb x 2 Ripjaws
5. Corsair GS-700 PS
6. 1TB WD HDD
The motherboard is definately capable of SLI but the PS only has 4 pin connectors, 6 of them. Do I need a new PS? If so whats a good one to go for?
Thanks :) 


Nice system, I'm jealous!!! :)  hmm on the psu, well you have two 6/8 pin connectors which is one short of what you need. You need three in total. You could simply buy an adaptor which would be the cheapest option. You would connect it to one of our standard power cable, and it turns it into a 6/8 pin. That would cost very little. Asides from that your PSU has enough power, it's 80+ certified, which is something, but a lot of guys on Tom's don't rate the GS model.

Something like this would be perfect, and XFX are one of the better brand PSU's.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



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September 13, 2013 7:58:40 AM

Thanks :) 
Looks nice, I'll have to put that on the shopping list too!
So what will I have to do to get this set up once I've got the bits sorted?
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September 13, 2013 8:04:17 AM

Broba Fett said:
Thanks :) 
Looks nice, I'll have to put that on the shopping list too!
So what will I have to do to get this set up once I've got the bits sorted?


well it's actually very easy. You simply put the 660ti in as your main card. Then put the boost in as the second card. Obviously make sure all power connectors are in. You do not require an sli bridge. So don't worry about that. Then once the comp is booted you need to go to Nvidia control panel, and the PhysX tab. You can select the boost as dedicated PhysX, and away you go! Might be worth while doing a clean install of the latest driver to ensure proper functionality. But asides from that it's straight forward.
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September 13, 2013 8:14:37 AM

keith12 said:
Broba Fett said:
Thanks :) 
Looks nice, I'll have to put that on the shopping list too!
So what will I have to do to get this set up once I've got the bits sorted?


well it's actually very easy. You simply put the 660ti in as your main card. Then put the boost in as the second card. Obviously make sure all power connectors are in. You do not require an sli bridge. So don't worry about that. Then once the comp is booted you need to go to Nvidia control panel, and the PhysX tab. You can select the boost as dedicated PhysX, and away you go! Might be worth while doing a clean install of the latest driver to ensure proper functionality. But asides from that it's straight forward.


Wow, I honestly didn't expect it to be that easy! Thanks for all the help, its a long shot from where I started and I appreciate it all :)  Cheers
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September 13, 2013 8:29:26 AM

Broba Fett said:
keith12 said:
Broba Fett said:
Thanks :) 
Looks nice, I'll have to put that on the shopping list too!
So what will I have to do to get this set up once I've got the bits sorted?


well it's actually very easy. You simply put the 660ti in as your main card. Then put the boost in as the second card. Obviously make sure all power connectors are in. You do not require an sli bridge. So don't worry about that. Then once the comp is booted you need to go to Nvidia control panel, and the PhysX tab. You can select the boost as dedicated PhysX, and away you go! Might be worth while doing a clean install of the latest driver to ensure proper functionality. But asides from that it's straight forward.


Wow, I honestly didn't expect it to be that easy! Thanks for all the help, its a long shot from where I started and I appreciate it all :)  Cheers


no probs :)  don't forget to select best answer! And although mousemonkey has given you the most direct answer to your original question, I think I've been just as helpful, so I think I should get best answer!! :)  :D  :) 
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