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a b K Overclocking
May 19, 2012 9:48:54 PM

hay when connecting two 480 GTX cards together in SLI do I need 1 or 2 wire strips going between the cards on the outside edge near the back plate?

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a c 150 K Overclocking
May 19, 2012 11:22:05 PM

You need a dual sli cable! :)  Going to WC them?
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a b K Overclocking
May 20, 2012 1:38:30 AM

of course I will. and darn it I only have one 5" right now, so i will have to go get another one.
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a b K Overclocking
May 20, 2012 1:39:47 AM

Best answer selected by toolmaker_03.
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a b U Graphics card
May 20, 2012 2:27:21 AM

You only need one bridge, a second will offer no adavantage at all. Thats one of the first FAQ on the Nvidia SLI site.
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a b K Overclocking
May 20, 2012 2:47:12 AM

cool thanks that helps alot. so no need to buy another.
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a b U Graphics card
May 20, 2012 5:45:21 PM

in fact just for fun install both cards with no bridge, run your favorite bench mark, then install the bridge reboot and run the bench again. You will see only like a 1 to 5% increase in SLI. The 470s and 480s can not saturate the pcie 2.0 bus so the 2 cards can communicate through the motherboard and run sli with no bridge and with almost no loss in performance.

edit do not put the bridge inplace with the computer on... power down first.
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a b K Overclocking
May 20, 2012 5:57:09 PM

i did not know that thank you
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a c 150 K Overclocking
May 20, 2012 6:35:43 PM

I expect these to be watercooled NOW!!! :D 
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