GTX 580 SLI
Hi guys

I have a Zotac GTX580 AMP! (factory overclocked), and although its a great card, im looking to get another GTX580.
Im unsure what card to get though. Would i have to get another Zotac AMP! to get it to work well, or can i get a standard, lets say EGVA card and use that for SLI?
The AMP! edition isn't around much in decent stores in the UK, and thus its a tad pricier than the other cards.

Cheers
Hi guys



I have a Zotac GTX580 AMP! (factory overclocked), and although its a great card, im looking to get another GTX580.

Im unsure what card to get though. Would i have to get another Zotac AMP! to get it to work well, or can i get a standard, lets say EGVA card and use that for SLI?

The AMP! edition isn't around much in decent stores in the UK, and thus its a tad pricier than the other cards.



Cheers

#1
Posted 04/06/2012 05:52 PM   
The brand does not matter at all...but

The vram must be the same or sli well not work, so if one has 3GB vram the other must too....also if one card is overclocked and the other is not the sli well default to lower clock speed of lowest card.

If you look in the forum under sli basics the main post well tell you all about sli and whats needed for a good match
The brand does not matter at all...but



The vram must be the same or sli well not work, so if one has 3GB vram the other must too....also if one card is overclocked and the other is not the sli well default to lower clock speed of lowest card.



If you look in the forum under sli basics the main post well tell you all about sli and whats needed for a good match

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#2
Posted 04/06/2012 06:15 PM   
[quote name='MontyQ' date='06 April 2012 - 06:15 PM' timestamp='1333736135' post='1392748']
The brand does not matter at all...but

The vram must be the same or sli well not work, so if one has 3GB vram the other must too....also if one card is overclocked and the other is not the sli well default to lower clock speed of lowest card.

If you look in the forum under sli basics the main post well tell you all about sli and whats needed for a good match
[/quote]

OK cheers. Yeah i was planning on a 1.5GB card, not a 3GB card.
SO clock speeds really don't make a difference. OK. Considering one of the cheapest cards around for me is a EGVA SC card, it shouldn't have any problems with the AMP! ???

Is there anything i need to do to set up SLI apart from just plugging them in and using the SLI bridge adapter?
[quote name='MontyQ' date='06 April 2012 - 06:15 PM' timestamp='1333736135' post='1392748']

The brand does not matter at all...but



The vram must be the same or sli well not work, so if one has 3GB vram the other must too....also if one card is overclocked and the other is not the sli well default to lower clock speed of lowest card.



If you look in the forum under sli basics the main post well tell you all about sli and whats needed for a good match





OK cheers. Yeah i was planning on a 1.5GB card, not a 3GB card.

SO clock speeds really don't make a difference. OK. Considering one of the cheapest cards around for me is a EGVA SC card, it shouldn't have any problems with the AMP! ???



Is there anything i need to do to set up SLI apart from just plugging them in and using the SLI bridge adapter?

#3
Posted 04/10/2012 04:49 PM   
[quote name='Tariq182' date='10 April 2012 - 11:49 AM' timestamp='1334076575' post='1394332']
OK cheers. Yeah i was planning on a 1.5GB card, not a 3GB card.
SO clock speeds really don't make a difference. OK. Considering one of the cheapest cards around for me is a EGVA SC card, it shouldn't have any problems with the AMP! ???

Is there anything i need to do to set up SLI apart from just plugging them in and using the SLI bridge adapter?
[/quote]

Just make sure you have enough power/amps to handle the 2 cards. GTX580's use a good amount. Also make sure you have sufficient cooling in your case to account for the increased heat you'll be putting out.
[quote name='Tariq182' date='10 April 2012 - 11:49 AM' timestamp='1334076575' post='1394332']

OK cheers. Yeah i was planning on a 1.5GB card, not a 3GB card.

SO clock speeds really don't make a difference. OK. Considering one of the cheapest cards around for me is a EGVA SC card, it shouldn't have any problems with the AMP! ???



Is there anything i need to do to set up SLI apart from just plugging them in and using the SLI bridge adapter?





Just make sure you have enough power/amps to handle the 2 cards. GTX580's use a good amount. Also make sure you have sufficient cooling in your case to account for the increased heat you'll be putting out.

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#4
Posted 04/17/2012 09:58 PM   
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