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Choice between two GTX 470s for SLI

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November 5, 2011 1:11:38 PM

I have to make a choice between two Galaxy GTX 470s for SLI: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... and http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168.... The price difference is $10 and there is a rebate of $25.

I am currently running a PCNY GTX 470 modded out with a Zalman GPU cooler. Its' native setting is at 607 MHz / 1215 MHz. The first galaxy is set at 625 MHz / 1093 MHz and the second is set at 607 MHz / 1215 MHz. Are there any potential issues with pairing either or both of these in SLI to the PCNY card?

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November 5, 2011 1:19:34 PM
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might as well get the one that runs at the speed of the one you have because the other will automatically run the same speed as the one you have. ( sli 2 different speed cards and the faster will run the same as the lower clocked card. )
November 5, 2011 1:29:36 PM

swifty_morgan said:
might as well get the one that runs at the speed of the one you have because the other will automatically run the same speed as the one you have. ( sli 2 different speed cards and the faster will run the same as the lower clocked card. )

Swifty,

I am running MSI afterburner and can change the clock settings. Is there an issue with altering the settings in SLI to get the first card to match?
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November 5, 2011 1:41:49 PM

Swifty,

I went to the Galaxy product page and found that the info at Newegg is incorrect. Appearantly the Graphics shader is set at 625/1250 and the memory is set at the same 1674 MHz. So I tested the PNY at this setting and it is stable (in fact I was able to crank it to 850/1700 with mem at 1750 MHz and keep it stable).
November 5, 2011 2:22:39 PM

It wont make a difference. Get the cheapest and crank it up. Its a no-brainer.
November 5, 2011 7:46:20 PM

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