GTX 690 "3-way SLI" with GTX 680?

Would this configuration work or just blow up? Just curious.
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  1. cuz u can do 6970 with 6990 why wouldnt it work
  2. why would you consider that with a lower tier cpu that would bottleneck it bad?
  3. Like Recon said. Nope you cannot. Sometimes there are exceptions but mostly only the same card can be sli'd.
  4. As the others said, Nvidia's hardware does not allow hybrid multi-card configurations. You can have Quad SLI with 2 GTX 690's or use a single GTX 690 and use the GTX 680 as a dedicated PhysX card. This kind of setup is overkill though when many consider my GTX 560 Ti to be overkill for PhysX duty.
  5. El Tigre said:
    As the others said, Nvidia's hardware does not allow hybrid multi-card configurations. You can have Quad SLI with 2 GTX 690's or use a single GTX 690 and use the GTX 680 as a dedicated PhysX card. This kind of setup is overkill though when many consider my GTX 560 Ti to be overkill for PhysX duty.

    not entirely true.
    hybrid PhysX is real and using a HD Radeon GPU with nVidia GPU (PhysX) is very common.
    just takes certified 'hacked' drivers.

    so the 'hybrid' term in this case is incorrect and needs to be strictly about nVidia PGU's.
  6. That's true, but the OP wanted Hyrbid SLI, I know that Nvdia GPU's can be used as PhysX processors with AMD GPU's. :)
  7. I know you did.... :)
  8. - What's your monitor res?
    - Why do you need to go higher than a single 690? (I know you have a 680).....unless you have a good deal opportunity right now, in which case get the 690 and sell your 680?
    - Why not get another 680 - pretty much 1/2 price of a 690?
    - You may want to look at your cpu before these kinds of high-end multi gfx set-up's.
  9. here you go this will tell you how to sli two different nvidia cards ?

    http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showthread.php?t=158907
  10. then would a 670 sli 680 work? Their the same chip but underclocked which is what i believe
  11. gamerkila57 said:
    here you go this will tell you how to sli two different nvidia cards ?

    http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showthread.php?t=158907

    :o
  12. mogen1000 said:
    then would a 670 sli 680 work? Their the same chip but underclocked which is what i believe


    While they come from the same chip, the 670 also has disabled cuda cores.
  13. mogen1000 said:
    then would a 670 sli 680 work? Their the same chip but underclocked which is what i believe

    since there based on the same chip yes it will work ?
  14. gamerkila57 said:
    since there based on the same chip yes it will work ?

    you get props for that link...
  15. i actually tested it with a GTX 460 and GTX 480 and it worked ?
  16. what is the real difference between those cards other than $100- people can overclock a 670 more than a 680 thus getting more frames and saving $100 and using it on an SSD.
  17. lost what cards ?
  18. mogen1000 said:
    what is the real difference between those cards other than $100- people can overclock a 670 more than a 680 thus getting more frames and saving $100 and using it on an SSD.


    more cores on a 680 and you can overclock it as well...
  19. gamerkila57 said:
    here you go this will tell you how to sli two different nvidia cards ?

    http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showthread.php?t=158907
    Nice find!
  20. does the modded drivers actually work with 680/670 configuration or 680/690? :D
  21. it works with any video card based on the same gpu which is GK104
  22. just read the post and you'll get answer and also it won't harm anything at all ? its safe
  23. also i wouldn't waste any money on a GTX 690
  24. I personally would not go out and buy a 2nd GPU with the knowledge of needing to rely on this hack. However, if you happen to already own 2 cards which qualify for this hack, then as long as you are aware of the risks, go for it.
  25. but see if your like me and have tons of older GPU's around.
    this will be fun to play with hen in test box mode....

    lighten up, all of you that oppose..
    :p
  26. ^
    different scenario there..
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