GTX 460 1GB with GTX 460 1GB v2 Will they work together?
So I currently own a PNY GTX 460 1GB, and it's not even listed on Newegg any more for some reason, but here's a link to it on Fry's website: http://bit.ly/H4lDJw

Now, to my current knowledge, there is theoretically 4 different GTX 460s out there that Nvidia recognizes. The 1GB, the 1GB v2, the 768 MB, and the SE, as you can see here: [url="http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gtx-460/specifications"]http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gtx-460/specifications[/url]

I know that you can't SLI a 1GB with the 768 MB or SE editions because they are entirely different GPUs, but would it be possible to SLI a normal 1GB version with the 1GB v2? As you can see in the Nvidia link, the v2 is superior to the 1GB (lets just call it the v1) except for one thing: The Memory Interface Width is lower. I don't know much about graphics cards when it comes down to the hard specifics but that sounds to me like a reason they won't be compatible to SLI with each other. Most websites and stores that sell GTX 460s don't specify if they are v1 or v2 so I'd hate to drop 150 bucks on a new card and have to return it the same day.
So I currently own a PNY GTX 460 1GB, and it's not even listed on Newegg any more for some reason, but here's a link to it on Fry's website: http://bit.ly/H4lDJw



Now, to my current knowledge, there is theoretically 4 different GTX 460s out there that Nvidia recognizes. The 1GB, the 1GB v2, the 768 MB, and the SE, as you can see here: http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gtx-460/specifications



I know that you can't SLI a 1GB with the 768 MB or SE editions because they are entirely different GPUs, but would it be possible to SLI a normal 1GB version with the 1GB v2? As you can see in the Nvidia link, the v2 is superior to the 1GB (lets just call it the v1) except for one thing: The Memory Interface Width is lower. I don't know much about graphics cards when it comes down to the hard specifics but that sounds to me like a reason they won't be compatible to SLI with each other. Most websites and stores that sell GTX 460s don't specify if they are v1 or v2 so I'd hate to drop 150 bucks on a new card and have to return it the same day.

#1
Posted 03/30/2012 06:54 PM   
To my knowledge you can sli cards of different brands/memory/cores/clock as long as it is the same chip [Example GTX 560 2MB GTX 560 1MB]

Have not tried sli with different cards always just bought 2 identical at same time.
To my knowledge you can sli cards of different brands/memory/cores/clock as long as it is the same chip [Example GTX 560 2MB GTX 560 1MB]



Have not tried sli with different cards always just bought 2 identical at same time.

#2
Posted 04/02/2012 05:08 AM   
gpu needs to be the same - only acceptable differences are clocks and branding. Everything else has to be identical :)
gpu needs to be the same - only acceptable differences are clocks and branding. Everything else has to be identical :)

#4
Posted 04/06/2012 05:35 AM   
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