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One question. can i have a gtx 550ti in sli configuration with a 560 ti?
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  1. Yes, the GTX 560 Ti will match the clocks of the GTX 550 Ti.

    Or to make it simpler, the stronger card (560 Ti) will have less performance because it will try to match the performance of the GTX 550 Ti.
  2. Sell the 550ti, forget you ever bought it.
  3. i have a 560ti i want to do a sli setup but dont have the money for another 560
  4. airman88 said:
    i have a 560ti i want to do a sli setup but dont have the money for another 560


    Wait, save your money, don't go out and eat every night of the week and you'll have enough to get the 2nd 560 >_<
  5. The 550 Ti is a really weak card, especially compared to the 560 Ti. If you SLI them, your average performance may be even lower than the 560 Ti alone, in some games.
  6. Best answer
    Wait.....I think everyone in this thread is telling you that you can run a GTX 560 Ti and a GTX 550 Ti in Sli together......This is WRONG. To run cards in Sli they must have the same GPU. Sli is not like Crossfire where you can mix 2 different GPUs.

    You can only Sli a GTX 560 Ti with another GTX 560 Ti or a GTX 550 Ti with another GTX 550 Ti.

    You can mix graphics card brands. So an EVGA GTX 680 will Sli with an Asus GTX 680 ect.
  7. Not wrong

    From Nvidia SLI FAQ page
    Quote:
    Can I mix and match graphics cards that have different GPUs?

    No. For example, an XXXGT cannot be paired with a XXXGTX in an SLI configuration.

    Can I mix and match graphics cards from different manufacturers?

    Using 180 or later graphics drivers, NVIDIA graphics cards from different manufacturers can be used together in an SLI configuration. For example, a GeForce XXXGT from manufacturer ABC can be matched with a GeForce XXXGT from manufacturer XYZ.

    Can I mix and match graphics cards if one of them is overclocked by the manufacturer?

    Yes. A GeForce XXXX GTX that is overclocked can be mixed with a standard clocked GeForce XXXX GTX.

    Can I mix and match graphics cards with different sizes of memory?

    When purchasing a second graphics card, you should try to match the memory size so that you are ensured full value and performance from your purchase. However, while it is not recommended, NVIDIA does offer the flexibility to run graphics cards with different sized memory by using CoolBits. Using CoolBits (value set to 18), you can force both of the cards to use the lower of the two memory sizes and operate them together in SLI mode. When dissimilar memory sizes are enabled to work together using CoolBits, the effective memory size for each card becomes the smaller of the memory sizes.

    Source: http://www.geforce.com/hardware/technology/sli/faq
  8. fantastik250 said:
    Not wrong

    From Nvidia SLI FAQ page
    Quote:
    Can I mix and match graphics cards that have different GPUs?

    No. For example, an XXXGT cannot be paired with a XXXGTX in an SLI configuration.

    Can I mix and match graphics cards from different manufacturers?

    Using 180 or later graphics drivers, NVIDIA graphics cards from different manufacturers can be used together in an SLI configuration. For example, a GeForce XXXGT from manufacturer ABC can be matched with a GeForce XXXGT from manufacturer XYZ.

    Can I mix and match graphics cards if one of them is overclocked by the manufacturer?

    Yes. A GeForce XXXX GTX that is overclocked can be mixed with a standard clocked GeForce XXXX GTX.

    Can I mix and match graphics cards with different sizes of memory?

    When purchasing a second graphics card, you should try to match the memory size so that you are ensured full value and performance from your purchase. However, while it is not recommended, NVIDIA does offer the flexibility to run graphics cards with different sized memory by using CoolBits. Using CoolBits (value set to 18), you can force both of the cards to use the lower of the two memory sizes and operate them together in SLI mode. When dissimilar memory sizes are enabled to work together using CoolBits, the effective memory size for each card becomes the smaller of the memory sizes.

    Source: http://www.geforce.com/hardware/technology/sli/faq



    Ummm read that again......it makes my point.

    Quote:
    ]Can I mix and match graphics cards that have different GPUs?

    No. For example, an XXXGT cannot be paired with a XXXGTX in an SLI configuration


    A GTX 560 Ti and a GTX 550 Ti are not the same GPU.


    Different memory sizes means a GTX 560 Ti 2GB and a regular GTX 560 Ti 1GB.
  9. Ummm, Anort is right. That clearly states you cannot use a 550 and a 560 in SLI.
  10. anort3 said:
    Ummm read that again......it makes my point.

    Quote:
    ]Can I mix and match graphics cards that have different GPUs?

    No. For example, an XXXGT cannot be paired with a XXXGTX in an SLI configuration


    A GTX 560 Ti and a GTX 550 Ti are not the same GPU.


    Different memory sizes means a GTX 560 Ti 2GB and a regular GTX 560 Ti 1GB.


    ^
    Only crossfire can allow the combination of mixed gpus like a 6850 with a 6870 or a 6950 with a 6970
  11. Great info ill just wait a little longer thank you guys
  12. Best answer selected by airman88.
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