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Is this SLI configuration possible?

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October 29, 2009 8:56:30 AM

Hi, I own this XFX nVidia GTX285 Black Edition [see specs here] (it is overclocked and I guess that's why they called it "Black Edition" -- which is now discontinued), and I want to buy this ASUS Matrix GTX 285 [see specs here]. I would want to have a SLI configuration with these 2 cards, will that be possible? Considering the two different manufacturers and also the differences in specs?

Many thanks

Cris

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a b Î Nvidia
October 29, 2009 9:07:25 AM

i think you can SLI them but i'm not sure how it will impact your performance :??: 
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a c 171 Î Nvidia
October 29, 2009 9:10:40 AM

Just remember to run the faster card in the primary slot.
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a b Î Nvidia
October 29, 2009 1:25:28 PM

No need to worry and if it makes you feel better you can overclock the lower clocked card to that of the xfx.
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October 29, 2009 1:41:26 PM

Yeah, try OC'ing the slower card to the black's clock speeds (shouldn't be difficult at all, since manufacturers OC very conservatively)
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October 29, 2009 8:38:08 PM

Thank you for the answers, guys. And another question I forgot to mention in the initial post, will a 750 W psu be able to power up these two cards?
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a c 171 Î Nvidia
October 29, 2009 9:03:01 PM

Criss-AC said:
Thank you for the answers, guys. And another question I forgot to mention in the initial post, will a 750 W psu be able to power up these two cards?

The 280's use over 200w @ load 285's I'm not sure but it's probably similar so together with the rest of the system you might be pushing it a bit close to the edge. I'm sure I remember reading an article where a 1000w PSU was required but that may have for a tri-SLi setup.
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