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Can I run a GTX 570 and a GTX 285 in SLI

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March 21, 2011 1:07:49 AM

I'm in the market for a new GPU and after alot of reading and saving, I've decided on the MSI GTX 570. I currently own an EVGA GTX 285 standard edition. There's nothing wrong with my current card, I'm just looking to upgrade. My question is...can I use my GTX 285 in SLI with the GTX 570? Or can I only run 2 of the same cards in SLI?
March 21, 2011 1:30:09 AM

I play all my games at 1920x1080 on a 23" monitor. I've also read about using a second graphics card as a dedicated physics card. Do I need the same 2 cards to do that too? Is something like that even worth doing?
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March 21, 2011 2:18:23 AM

No, you can mix cards unlike ati but for sli it must be the same.
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March 21, 2011 6:47:34 AM

You can use gtx 285 as a physx card.But that will be a massive overkill.
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March 21, 2011 5:44:43 PM

Yes you can use the 285 as a physx card
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March 21, 2011 5:56:11 PM

No you can't run the two cards in SLI. For SLI setups, Nvidia requires the same model and same amount of memory on each card, though the brand can be different. And yes you can use the 285 for PhysX.
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March 21, 2011 6:17:53 PM

Stinkfingur said:
I'm in the market for a new GPU and after alot of reading and saving, I've decided on the MSI GTX 570. I currently own an EVGA GTX 285 standard edition. There's nothing wrong with my current card, I'm just looking to upgrade. My question is...can I use my GTX 285 in SLI with the GTX 570? Or can I only run 2 of the same cards in SLI?

In summary, SLI between GTX 570 and GTX 285, NO. Using the GTX 285 for Physx, YES.

Good luck and make sure you have a sufficient PSU to run both GPUs in your desired config!
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March 21, 2011 7:09:59 PM

Sell the 285 and bump your self up to a 580, or pocket the cash and make the 570 that much cheaper.
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March 21, 2011 7:13:32 PM

^+1

Not many titles are using Physx yet.
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