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Question about GTX 680 SLI

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December 20, 2012 6:28:42 PM

I just recently purchased a GTX 680 Classified video card.
I bought it because it was cheaper than the FTW card off of newegg. what im wondering is in the future when i want to SLI this card do i need to buy another classified or can i use a classified 680 with a FTW 680?

any help would be great since i havent found a thread dealing with this exact question
Thanks!

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December 20, 2012 6:35:57 PM

You should be able to use any GTX680 from any manufacture.
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December 20, 2012 6:40:54 PM

NVIDIA even states:

A GeForce GTX 680 GPU must be paired with another GeForce GTX 680 GPU (graphics card manufacturer can be different).

Since the manufacturer can be different that implies that the card model can also be different.
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December 20, 2012 6:43:06 PM

ko888 said:
NVIDIA even states:

A GeForce GTX 680 GPU must be paired with another GeForce GTX 680 GPU (graphics card manufacturer can be different).

Since the manufacturer can be different that implies that the card model can also be different.

To a degree yes, there are always the one off specials that can mess up that line of thinking though.
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December 20, 2012 6:49:06 PM

Mousemonkey said:
To a degree yes, there are always the one off specials that can mess up that line of thinking though.

Just for curiosity's sake, do you know of any current GeForce GTX 680 cards that don't use the standard GK104 GPU or don't use the reference design 256-bit memory bus width?

I don't ever remember seeing an SE version of the card.
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December 20, 2012 6:51:40 PM

ko888 said:
Just for curiosity's sake, do you know of any current GeForce GTX 680 cards that don't use the standard GK104 GPU or don't use the reference design 256-bit memory bus width?

I don't ever remember seeing an SE version of the card.

Not yet but remember what happened with the 560? Such things could happen to the 680 in the future.
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December 20, 2012 6:55:24 PM

thanks everyone for the replys, i was worried that if in the future i needed to SLI this card id need another classified. which may be hard to find down the road. :)  thanks everybody!
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December 20, 2012 7:07:06 PM

Mousemonkey said:
Not yet but remember what happened with the 560? Such things could happen to the 680 in the future.

I clearly remember that fiasco.

It seems to happen more often with the upper-mid-range cards than the high end cards.
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