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Old 06-02-2009, 07:02 PM   #1
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Ok, I know this is a stupid question but... Whats the difference between sli and regular?
I know what your thinking... Are you kidding me, he must be retarded.



F.Y.I. This is wolfs brother. he said you guys would have a better answer.
P.S. I'm 12.

He gave me his old Geforce graphics card and it supports SLI and so does my mother board.
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Old 06-02-2009, 07:15 PM   #2
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SLI = Scalable Link Interface

It's really just multiple graphics cards stringed along for extra performance or dedicated graphics/physics processing.

Regular setup is..well....regular

The ATI equivalent of SLI is called CrossFire.

EDIT: Do note that SLI requires two (or three) of the exact same card (manufacturer variation is acceptable but not prefered) While CrossFire allows cards of the same "family" IE: 4870 and a 4850 - The 48xx family. The only Nvidia cards that can differ and still be SLI'd are the 8800's and 9800's because they both run on the G92 GPU.
Also, SLI and CrossFire do not exactly "double" or "triple" the performance of the card you had initially.
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Old 06-02-2009, 07:20 PM   #3
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You also have to remember that you will need an SLI bridge and a powerful enough PSU.

What card/mobo are you talking about?

P.S im 13 ha ha
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SLI = Scalable Link Interface

It's really just multiple graphics cards stringed along for extra performance or dedicated graphics/physics processing.

Regular setup is..well....regular

The ATI equivalent of SLI is called CrossFire.

EDIT: Do note that SLI requires two (or three) of the exact same card (manufacturer variation is acceptable but not prefered) While CrossFire allows cards of the same "family" IE: 4870 and a 4850 - The 48xx family. The only Nvidia cards that can differ and still be SLI'd are the 8800's and 9800's because they both run on the G92 GPU.
Also, SLI and CrossFire do not exactly "double" or "triple" the performance of the card you had initially.
Also, you can pair together a GTS250 and 9800GTX+ if they both have the same amount of dedicated memory.
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Old 06-02-2009, 07:29 PM   #5
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:O Oh yeah, they use the same GPU. Different Core clock interestingly, it might cause some OS issues if you don't clock them right :S
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Haha, nice! I'm 12, and my bro is 14. My mobo is http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131231

and gpu is http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814133243
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yeah, you can dual SLI that 9800GT. Especially on the 780i.
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very nice card. I wouldn't have gone with PNY though, because instead of pushing the hot air out of your case, it just pushes it into it. But it doesn't take up two slots. So I guess it's a preference thing. Nice card though
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I would have just gone with a GTX+ all in all. Near price of that 9800GT with way more performance and features.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130376
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I would have just gone with a GTX+ all in all. Near price of that 9800GT with way more performance and features.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130376
That's what I did! However I went with the 250, which is basically a rebranded 9800GTX+. However, it does perform better, and is shorter. It's also only slightly longer. And now, if you buy an EVGA one, you get cryostasis with it free! But I believe they also made the die smaller, which increases stability and overclockability.
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