Second Graphic Card.


  1. Posts : 13
    Windows 10 Pro
       #1

    Second Graphic Card.


    Hi,
    Want to add a second graphic card but donīt know which would be better in a similar range.
    These are my current specs:
    CPU:Intel Core i7-5930K 3.5GhzMotherboard:Asus X99 Pro/USB 3.1
    Memory:32GB Corsair Vengeance LPX - DDR4-2133 DIMMGraphics Card(s):Asus GeForce GTX 970 - OC - 4Gb GDDR5 - Direct CU Mini


    Thanks for your time guys.
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  2. Posts : 19,520
    W11+W11 Developer Insider + Linux
       #2

    Depends on what you want it for. For SLI you need exact same one as old.
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  3. Posts : 4,453
    Win 11 Pro 22000.708
       #3

    CountMike said:
    Depends on what you want it for. For SLI you need exact same one as old.
    I may be taking this too literally, but it doesn't have to be the same make.

    https://www.geforce.com/whats-new/gu...nology-guide#4

    The GPUs have to be the same, and the amount of video RAM on the cards must be the same. The cards can be from different manufacturers, and have different hardware IDs.

    I did this personally, although I've gone back to a single 970 in that system. It has been a while, but, if memory serves, both cards were "reference" designs, with essentially identical hardware.

    I don't recall how long nVidia has enabled this in their drivers, but it has been years.
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  4. Posts : 19,520
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       #4

    Actually it's only GPU (processor itself) that have to be same, BIOS should have same settings but memory altogether will that of lower one if different.
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  5. Posts : 13
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Thanks CountMike & bobkn.
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  6. Posts : 4,453
    Win 11 Pro 22000.708
       #6

    CountMike said:
    Actually it's only GPU (processor itself) that have to be same, BIOS should have same settings but memory altogether will that of lower one if different.
    I think you're correct, although the link that I posted says that the VRAM amounts must match. (The 970 is far from a low-end card, of course.)

    I wonder about VRAM types, although I doubt that the low-end cards that use different types are SLI capable.
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  7. Posts : 19,520
    W11+W11 Developer Insider + Linux
       #7

    bobkn said:
    I think you're correct, although the link that I posted says that the VRAM amounts must match. (The 970 is far from a low-end card, of course.)

    I wonder about VRAM types, although I doubt that the low-end cards that use different types are SLI capable.
    Might have changed, been a while since I had Nvidia in SLI, mostly AMD last 2 or 3 GPUs.
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