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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti & GeForce GTX 760 - SLI?!

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February 16, 2014 4:18:09 PM

Hello,
Please forgive me for my ignorance.
I have a GTX 560 Ti.
If I buy a GTX 760 - Can I use both of them together? If so, how?

Thanks ahead guys!

**** EDIT ****
In case other people see this - I asked a few more questions except the one above,
So, long story short:
• There's no option using this 2 cards with SLI; You can use one of them as your dedicated PhysX card [Not sure if you would want that] and here's how to do that -
• The 760 needs a PSU of 700W and above. In case you have a "regular" PSU, it is better to replace it [In my case it's Huntkey and I can't afford to replace it right now].
• The 760 supposed to work with the Z77-DS3H rev 1.1 [I believe it'll work with rev 1.0 too] with no issues.


I want to thank usbgtx550 and RobCrezz for helping out! :) 

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February 16, 2014 4:24:28 PM

There is no way to make these two cards to work in sli together. However, it may be possible to set one up to be a dedicated phsyx card. Also, you would want to make sure your power supply is up to the task.
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February 16, 2014 5:00:54 PM

Wow, that was quicker than I thought! :) 
How can I check that out my friend?
And what do you mean by making one of them as a PhysX dedicated one?
If there's no way to make them work together - isn't it better for me to just try to sell the 560Ti?
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February 16, 2014 7:42:28 PM

Well, honestly I'm not too sure on how to make it work, maybe a more knowledgeable member here can comment on what exactly needs to happen to make this work. I just remember reading on how some guys were able to get a nvidia video card to process physx effects while they used their AMD card to run as the main video card. The benefit of this is it can alleviate some of the extra strain that would be added onto the 760 when generating physx effects.

You would first have to see if your psu can handle it. I'm personally unsure of how drivers would work and in the end it may not make a substantial difference in frames. In the end, it would probably be best to simply sell the 560ti because of the additional power your rig will be consuming and the possible headaches necessary to make it work. Taking a quick look at the Arkham Asylum benchmarks (simply the first ones I found), physx can take a credible toll on the video cards, so it may be worth a shot.
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February 16, 2014 7:52:21 PM

Sorry for double post but it is possible and quite simple! Simply add both cards and under nvidia control panel, go under physx and set it to the 560ti.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&...

If you have a strong enough psu I say go ahead and give it a shot. You can decide if the benefits are worth keeping the card or if you simply do not want to go through the hassle of selling the card.
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February 17, 2014 4:01:25 AM

usbgtx550 said:
Sorry for double post but it is possible and quite simple! Simply add both cards and under nvidia control panel, go under physx and set it to the 560ti.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&...

If you have a strong enough psu I say go ahead and give it a shot. You can decide if the benefits are worth keeping the card or if you simply do not want to go through the hassle of selling the card.

You have any idea what is the requirements or where can I check them out for this setup?

* EDIT:
BTW - which card would you recommend for a price lower than $300? [An Amazon link would be great!]
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February 17, 2014 4:50:43 AM

What's the rest of your rig like so I can get an idea what you'll need. At the $300 range, the 280x used to be a great card but unfortunately cryptominers have blown those cards values out of proportion. The 760 therefore looks like your best bet in the sub $300 range. As far as which one would be best, it somewhat depends if you want to overclock. If not, might as well go with the cheapest.
http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-Dual-Link-Graphics-0...
That's about as cheap as it will get price wise.
As far as power consumption goes it seems a 760 will draw around 155w at load and the 560ti will consume around 260w, which will give you a combined 415w. However, I'm under the presumption that physx will probably not load the card as much as gaming would. A decent 750w psu should be sufficient.
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February 17, 2014 5:10:09 AM

usbgtx550 said:
What's the rest of your rig like so I can get an idea what you'll need. At the $300 range, the 280x used to be a great card but unfortunately cryptominers have blown those cards values out of proportion. The 760 therefore looks like your best bet in the sub $300 range. As far as which one would be best, it somewhat depends if you want to overclock. If not, might as well go with the cheapest.
http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-Dual-Link-Graphics-0...
That's about as cheap as it will get price wise.
As far as power consumption goes it seems a 760 will draw around 155w at load and the 560ti will consume around 260w, which will give you a combined 415w. However, I'm under the presumption that physx will probably not load the card as much as gaming would. A decent 750w psu should be sufficient.


Got that with PC Wizard:
<<< System Summary >>>

> Mainboard : Gigabyte Z77-DS3H

> Chipset : Intel Ivy Bridge

> Processor : Intel Core i7 3770 @ 3400 MHz (max : 3900)

> Physical Memory : 16384 MB (2 x 8192 DDR3-SDRAM )

> Video Card : NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti

> Hard Disk : SanDisk SDSSDP128G ATA Device (128GB)

> Hard Disk : Seagate ST2000DM001-1CH164 ATA Device (2000GB)

> DVD-Rom Drive : HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GH24NS95

> CD-Rom Drive : ELBY CLONEDRIVE SCSI CdRom Device

> Monitor Type : LG Electronics W2253 - 22 inches

> Network Card : Attansic (Now owned by Atheros) AR8161 Gigabit Ethernet

> Operating System : Windows 8.1 Enterprise Professional 6.02.9200 (64-bit)

> DirectX : Version 11.00

> Windows Performance Index : 6.8 on 7.9
Help : Example of usage
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February 17, 2014 6:34:42 AM

What about power supply?
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February 18, 2014 3:32:01 AM

usbgtx550 said:
What's the rest of your rig like so I can get an idea what you'll need. At the $300 range, the 280x used to be a great card but unfortunately cryptominers have blown those cards values out of proportion. The 760 therefore looks like your best bet in the sub $300 range. As far as which one would be best, it somewhat depends if you want to overclock. If not, might as well go with the cheapest.
http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-Dual-Link-Graphics-0...
That's about as cheap as it will get price wise.
As far as power consumption goes it seems a 760 will draw around 155w at load and the 560ti will consume around 260w, which will give you a combined 415w. However, I'm under the presumption that physx will probably not load the card as much as gaming would. A decent 750w psu should be sufficient.


Whoa there, the 560 Ti will consume about 170w max, not 260w!
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February 18, 2014 4:37:35 AM

RobCrezz said:
usbgtx550 said:
What's the rest of your rig like so I can get an idea what you'll need. At the $300 range, the 280x used to be a great card but unfortunately cryptominers have blown those cards values out of proportion. The 760 therefore looks like your best bet in the sub $300 range. As far as which one would be best, it somewhat depends if you want to overclock. If not, might as well go with the cheapest.
http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-Dual-Link-Graphics-0...
That's about as cheap as it will get price wise.
As far as power consumption goes it seems a 760 will draw around 155w at load and the 560ti will consume around 260w, which will give you a combined 415w. However, I'm under the presumption that physx will probably not load the card as much as gaming would. A decent 750w psu should be sufficient.


Whoa there, the 560 Ti will consume about 170w max, not 260w!


Hello to you too my friend.
As I mentioned - I ordered this graphic card:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00E0N49C8/

With my PSU - you think I can handle this 2 cards together (I want to check if it'll go better when I'll put the 560 Ti as the PhysX dedicated card)?
In case it won't work well I'll probably sell the 560 Ti.

Another question I have is what should I do with my motherboard or any other hardware before getting the 760 to work with it?
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February 18, 2014 5:15:54 AM

RobCrezz said:
Asafkur13 said:
RobCrezz said:
I wouldnt risk it, thats a not very good PSU, prone to catching fire:

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Huntkey-V-Power-...



I have 700W PSU. not 550...


I know, but the manufacturer...


Yeah I know it's came with the case :\
I don't have the money to afford something else right now..
I might make some changes in the future but for now you think it won't work at all?
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February 18, 2014 5:17:25 AM

Asafkur13 said:
RobCrezz said:
Asafkur13 said:
RobCrezz said:
I wouldnt risk it, thats a not very good PSU, prone to catching fire:

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Huntkey-V-Power-...



I have 700W PSU. not 550...


I know, but the manufacturer...


Yeah I know it's came with the case :\
I don't have the money to afford something else right now..
I might make some changes in the future but for now you think it won't work at all?


Its entirely possible it would work fine, but Im not sure I would risk a brand new gtx 760 on that PSU.
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February 18, 2014 5:20:05 AM

RobCrezz said:


Its entirely possible it would work fine, but Im not sure I would risk a brand new gtx 760 on that PSU.


And by that you mean ... ?
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February 18, 2014 5:46:56 AM

Asafkur13 said:
RobCrezz said:


Its entirely possible it would work fine, but Im not sure I would risk a brand new gtx 760 on that PSU.


And by that you mean ... ?


It might work fine. It also might break, frying some of your pc parts also.

You might be fine, but I personally would not risk it. You are spending a lot on your GTX 760, why risk it with a crap PSU of questionable quality?
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February 18, 2014 6:26:10 AM

Oops, my bad on the power consumption figure, I was in a hurry to get to class and the first chart I found had that figure. Also, very nice choice in video card!

As far as getting the 760 to work with your hardware, all you should have to do is replace the 560ti with the 760 and install new drivers.

PSU quality wise, the huntkey 700w is of much higher quality than the 550w you linked. It still may not be the best brand, but you should be fine for at least a test run to see if it works to your satisfaction.

Link to psu review (note it's a rebrand)
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Rocketfish-700-W...
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February 18, 2014 1:36:20 PM

Well 1st of all, thank both of you guys for the answers!
2nd - will the GTX 760 4GB will work with my Mobo?
(Mainboard : Gigabyte Z77-DS3H)
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February 18, 2014 6:17:17 PM

Asafkur13 said:
Well 1st of all, thank both of you guys for the answers!
2nd - will the GTX 760 4GB will work with my Mobo?
(Mainboard : Gigabyte Z77-DS3H)


Yep, there shouldn't be any conflicts with that regard
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February 19, 2014 1:22:31 AM

Great! Thanks a lot! :) 

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February 19, 2014 6:58:22 AM

No problem, always a pleasure to help
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