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Old 06-08-2009, 07:04 PM   #1
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Can you use more than one video card for just one monitor? I think i saw a video where a guy used like four to make crysis run well. Just wondering, thanks.
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Yes, it's called SLI or Crossfire.
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sli is nvidia

crossfire is ati
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So hypothetically could i use 3 cables like this http://supcontent.gateway.com/suppor..._INSTALLED.jpg to put four video cards into one cable?
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Or you could use two of these.

http://plaza.fi/s/f/editor/images/3sli_01.jpg
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So hypothetically could i use 3 cables like this http://supcontent.gateway.com/suppor..._INSTALLED.jpg to put four video cards into one cable?
No. The cabling is internal using something called a "bridge" (SLi, CF). It connects two identical (nVidia) or same series (ATI) cards together to act as one/in sync with eachother.

Edit: It wouldn't make sense to use your method as you aren't increasing the total GPU power. Which is why SLi/CF makes more sense. Lots of people do it. It won't "double" your performance, but it'll sometimes get close.
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