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Can I SLI GTX 670FTW+ with a GTX 670FTW

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January 21, 2013 10:10:36 PM

I recently built a new computer and i bought an EVGA GTX 670FTW+ graphics card. After receiving the card I found out that 4gb of video ram was kind of overkill for gaming with one monitor at 1920x1080. It's been about a month now and i've been thinking about getting another 670 for SLI. Would I be able to SLI my FTW+ card with a 2gb FTW card?

My card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
January 21, 2013 10:23:15 PM

Yes you can but those card will use lowest memory, in your case both of them will run in 2GB
a b Î Nvidia
January 21, 2013 10:38:17 PM

NO you can't run a 2GB card with a 4Gb card. If you use coolbits you won't have a stable run... CoolBits isn't even a relevant program in my ipinion so.. No, get another 4GB card. Or sell your 4GB card and get 2 2GB cards or get a better single card..
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January 21, 2013 10:41:57 PM

Hmm since he has a EVGA card maybe you could step up your card to a better card? Idk if you are able to but maybe you can get a GTX680 or even possibly a GTX690.
a b Î Nvidia
January 21, 2013 10:42:12 PM

Through the STEP UP program that is.
January 21, 2013 10:48:14 PM

Rockdpm said:
NO you can't run a 2GB card with a 4Gb card. If you use coolbits you won't have a stable run... CoolBits isn't even a relevant program in my ipinion so.. No, get another 4GB card. Or sell your 4GB card and get 2 2GB cards or get a better single card..

Oh yes, i'm wrong :( . What i say before only work in xfire isn't it?
a b Î Nvidia
January 21, 2013 10:59:50 PM

Idk he might could do the step up program. Thatd be something he could check with EVGA. As for the VRAM transfer.. SLI or Crossfire you can't do a card with two different RAM counts and yu can try Cool bits with SLI but.. its still unstable software
Crossfire you can with some cards that have different GPU's as long as you have the same RAM amount then you can flash a 6950's BIOS to a 6970 and Crossfire 6970's..They fixed this with the 7000 series.. by laser cutting the cores off the SKU instead of disabling them
a b Î Nvidia
January 22, 2013 1:16:09 AM

I would go with what you said either exchanging the card or quite possibly going through the step up program which in order to qualify you have to pay for the extended warranty and then you get 90 days to step up. But it has to be a direct upgrade so a 660Ti and a 660Ti superclocked can't be cards to step up from if you had a 660 to start.
a b Î Nvidia
January 22, 2013 1:42:00 AM

bigshootr8 said:
I would go with what you said either exchanging the card or quite possibly going through the step up program which in order to qualify you have to pay for the extended warranty and then you get 90 days to step up. But it has to be a direct upgrade so a 660Ti and a 660Ti superclocked can't be cards to step up from if you had a 660 to start.

660TI's?
a b Î Nvidia
January 22, 2013 1:56:06 AM

I'm using an example. I'm saying I've gone through there program. And you can't side step with the program. Meaning you have to make a upgrade through the 2nd number of the series so if you have a 660 you can't grab a stronger 660 you have to grab a 670 or 680, or even a 690.
a b Î Nvidia
January 22, 2013 1:57:18 AM

So Anyone can go buy a 650 and upgrade to a 680 or 690? wow
a b Î Nvidia
January 22, 2013 1:58:59 AM

Yes you can. But here is the catch! You have to pay the 15 dollars for the extended warranty on the card to participate then you have to pay the shipping to EVGA TO ship the card and you have to pay the difference. However, with that being said its a very cool thing to have the ability to move up.
a b Î Nvidia
January 22, 2013 2:03:31 AM

I thought the step-up program only was if new technology was released? (Letting you upgrade from a 670 to a 770 when they come out, for example.) I didn't think you could upgrade within a generation.
a b Î Nvidia
January 22, 2013 2:04:34 AM

well then you might as well buy the card it self...
a b Î Nvidia
January 22, 2013 2:06:11 AM

You can upgrade within a generation yes. When I had my two 560Ti's I could of upgraded to 580's with no issues at all other than the cost of shipping and the difference from what I paid. Now keep this in mind you pay what they feel is the difference so the items you see on sale may get you your card but if they have for example a 680 and its on sale at newegg for 400 dollars but retailed with them its 430 you would have to pay the difference according to there retail price.
a b Î Nvidia
January 22, 2013 2:07:14 AM

Rockdpm said:
well then you might as well buy the card it self...



It's a good solution for those who are unsure about a card once they have it whether it will serve there needs or not or those who don't have the money right away to get the better card. I do agree with you though but I think its something that no one else is doing and its a pretty cool thing.
a b Î Nvidia
January 22, 2013 2:09:19 AM

well he could step up to a 680 instead of buying a new 670.. itd be cheaper than buying another 1
a b Î Nvidia
January 22, 2013 2:14:32 AM

He most certainly could. If he were to do so I'm not sure if they would force him into a 2 or 4 gigabyte solution but I would hope that he could get whichever one he wanted. I'm not sure what they would place him with. I was just thinking from the standpoint that he would have a more stable build if he was going to try and SLi just to get a 690 uses one slot air flow is better with one card. But he could get a 680 yes or when the new series comes out if it comes out in the next three months he can upgrade to a 780 he can't upgrade to a 770.
a b Î Nvidia
January 22, 2013 2:25:40 AM

well if hes got enough money to pay the difference for a 690.. but yes its worth it IMO
a b Î Nvidia
January 22, 2013 2:28:59 AM

Right I would prefer that 10/10 over SLi 670's I've dealt with two cards in SLi between the heat and the power consumption blah! Which to my knowledge the 690 handles power consumption quite well for being a 2 GPU card. Either way I hope this Step UP program talk kind of helps you BurritoMan68
a b Î Nvidia
January 22, 2013 2:55:23 AM

like wise
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