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Can I connect an 8800 640mb gts with an 8800 320mb in SLI?

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
March 10, 2008 6:55:31 AM


I was thinking of going sli and while looking at the prices saw that the 8800 320mb gts is cheaper than the 8800 640mb gts. Can I hook these two up in SLI? Will that work or do they have to be exactly the same?


Here they are:

8800 320mb gts:

8800 640mb gts:
a c 271 U Graphics card
March 10, 2008 6:59:01 AM

[:mousemonkey:2] In theory 'yes' you can, but you will end up with two 320s.
a c 169 U Graphics card
March 10, 2008 12:25:23 PM

to rayn:

Do the cards have to be same model?
I answer it with an example:
You have a NVIDIA Geforce 7800GTX 256, and you want to add another card , the second card has to be 7800GTX exactly.

But what about the memory? Can you add a 7800GTX 512 and use that with 7800GTX 256?
It's recommended to use a 7800GTX 256 with a 7800GTX 256 and 7800GTX 512 with 7800GTX 512.
However you can use a 7800GTX 256 with 7800GTX 512 , BUT the 7800GTX 512 will lower its clock to operate with the 256 one , so it wont have its true power. (This option isn't recommended )