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Two 770's without SLI?

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a b C Monitor
December 29, 2013 7:21:23 PM

Hello everyone,

I was just wondering if I could run 2 770's without having them in SLI, allowing me to have 1 or 2 monitors on each, allowing for better performance then putting 2 or 4 monitors on one. This is just until I get my SLI bridge, I wanted to mess around with it a bit to see if I can increase performance in other ways without SLI'ing the setup. Obviously once the bridge comes I will SLI the cards, but for now I kinda want to do some experiments.

Thanks in advance for all advice/help/answers!

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Anonymous
December 29, 2013 7:26:47 PM

You can run them that way but they do actually come with a bridge.
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a b C Monitor
December 29, 2013 7:29:18 PM

Anonymous said:
You can run them that way but they do actually come with a bridge.


Sadly mine neither of mine came with SLI bridges. But thanks for the answer!
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a b C Monitor
December 29, 2013 7:34:03 PM

Anonymous said:
You can run them that way but they do actually come with a bridge.


This is incorrect, AMD cards come with crossfire bridges but the SLi bridges actually come with the motherboard. If your motherboard didn't come with a bridge then it possibly doesn't support SLi.
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Anonymous
December 29, 2013 7:34:40 PM

I have the bridge between my 660's but I only turn SLI on when I'm gaming. The rest of the time, they're running as two separate cards.
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December 29, 2013 7:37:23 PM

pauls3743 said:
Anonymous said:
You can run them that way but they do actually come with a bridge.


This is incorrect, AMD cards come with crossfire bridges but the SLi bridges actually come with the motherboard. If your motherboard didn't come with a bridge then it possibly doesn't support SLi.

My mistake. I thought I got mine with the cards.
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a b C Monitor
December 29, 2013 7:42:35 PM

Assuming the motherboard is the one in Sevenator's signature - the Asus P8Z77-V LX, then it would appear SLi is not supported. In addition, there does not appear to be a bios revision which enables it.

https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/P8Z77V_LX/#specificat...
http://support.asus.com/download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=P8...

But you should be ok for running both cards in your machine and have a pair of monitors hanging off each card, you'll just be wasting the performance of the second card as you can't SLi them.
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December 29, 2013 7:47:14 PM

pauls3743 said:
Assuming the motherboard is the one in Sevenator's signature - the Asus P8Z77-V LX, then it would appear SLi is not supported. In addition, there does not appear to be a bios revision which enables it.

https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/P8Z77V_LX/#specificat...
http://support.asus.com/download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=P8...

But you should be ok for running both cards in your machine and have a pair of monitors hanging off each card, you'll just be wasting the performance of the second card as you can't SLi them.


Thanks for the info man, didn't realize the mobo I'm using doesn't support SLI configs, it supports X-fire but whatever, I guess I'm going to have a 770 to do nothing with :\ Anyway thanks for the answers everyone!
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