Need Help Choosing Video card
I have a Nvidea Gforce 9800 GT video card which is sli capable and I want to get a second video card that will work with it in my desktop computer.
I want to of course get a better one than the 9800 but I don't quite know what one will be compatible with my system or does it matter?
I'm a little new and this is the first computer I've built so any feed back will be much appreciated!
I have a Nvidea Gforce 9800 GT video card which is sli capable and I want to get a second video card that will work with it in my desktop computer.

I want to of course get a better one than the 9800 but I don't quite know what one will be compatible with my system or does it matter?

I'm a little new and this is the first computer I've built so any feed back will be much appreciated!

#1
Posted 04/24/2012 06:05 PM   
[quote name='marchetta' date='24 April 2012 - 08:05 PM' timestamp='1335290717' post='1400416']
I have a Nvidea Gforce 9800 GT video card which is sli capable and I want to get a second video card that will work with it in my desktop computer.
I want to of course get a better one than the 9800 but I don't quite know what one will be compatible with my system or does it matter?
I'm a little new and this is the first computer I've built so any feed back will be much appreciated!
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well, if you want to add a second card, you must add a 9800 GT... it doesn't matter if vendors are different, or the memory amount is different(its strong preferable that are the same, but its not strictly necessary) but the chipset must be the same... so if you already have a 9800 GT you must put a same 9800 GT card... of course you must be sure that your mobo and your psu support sli configuration... hope this help
[quote name='marchetta' date='24 April 2012 - 08:05 PM' timestamp='1335290717' post='1400416']

I have a Nvidea Gforce 9800 GT video card which is sli capable and I want to get a second video card that will work with it in my desktop computer.

I want to of course get a better one than the 9800 but I don't quite know what one will be compatible with my system or does it matter?

I'm a little new and this is the first computer I've built so any feed back will be much appreciated!



well, if you want to add a second card, you must add a 9800 GT... it doesn't matter if vendors are different, or the memory amount is different(its strong preferable that are the same, but its not strictly necessary) but the chipset must be the same... so if you already have a 9800 GT you must put a same 9800 GT card... of course you must be sure that your mobo and your psu support sli configuration... hope this help

#2
Posted 04/27/2012 10:27 AM   
[quote name='Stray89' date='27 April 2012 - 11:27 AM' timestamp='1335522462' post='1401515']
it doesn't matter if vendors are different, or the memory amount is different(its strong preferable that are the same, but its not strictly necessary)
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For a long while now, nVidia's drivers have required that cards have the same amount of memory in order for SLI to be enabled. There used to be a registry hack to get around it, but I don't believe it works any more.

What's your budget? It seems a bit pointless to buy a second 9800GT when, for very little more, you could buy a GTX550Ti that would be just as fast as SLI 9800s and would work just as well in games that don't support SLI. If you can afford it, any model of GTX560 would be considerably faster.
[quote name='Stray89' date='27 April 2012 - 11:27 AM' timestamp='1335522462' post='1401515']

it doesn't matter if vendors are different, or the memory amount is different(its strong preferable that are the same, but its not strictly necessary)





For a long while now, nVidia's drivers have required that cards have the same amount of memory in order for SLI to be enabled. There used to be a registry hack to get around it, but I don't believe it works any more.



What's your budget? It seems a bit pointless to buy a second 9800GT when, for very little more, you could buy a GTX550Ti that would be just as fast as SLI 9800s and would work just as well in games that don't support SLI. If you can afford it, any model of GTX560 would be considerably faster.

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#3
Posted 04/27/2012 12:44 PM   
I agree with last poster.

It's all about how much you want to spend. Everything he suggested will work with a mobo that 9800 worked with.

I say GTX 560 TI, its great.
I agree with last poster.



It's all about how much you want to spend. Everything he suggested will work with a mobo that 9800 worked with.



I say GTX 560 TI, its great.

#4
Posted 05/17/2012 01:40 PM   
Good Afternoon, I have a 470 GTX graphic card and I'll buy the GTX 670 is possible connect in SLI

I was looking on the forum but have not found anything related

Thank you
Good Afternoon, I have a 470 GTX graphic card and I'll buy the GTX 670 is possible connect in SLI



I was looking on the forum but have not found anything related



Thank you

#5
Posted 06/01/2012 02:06 PM   
[quote name='Eznit' date='01 June 2012 - 10:06 AM' timestamp='1338559593' post='1416331']
Good Afternoon, I have a 470 GTX graphic card and I'll buy the GTX 670 is possible connect in SLI

I was looking on the forum but have not found anything related

Thank you
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[quote name='Eznit' date='01 June 2012 - 10:06 AM' timestamp='1338559593' post='1416331']

Good Afternoon, I have a 470 GTX graphic card and I'll buy the GTX 670 is possible connect in SLI



I was looking on the forum but have not found anything related



Thank you





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#6
Posted 06/01/2012 03:08 PM   
Thank you very much

The best solution would be to buy a GTX 470 SLI and put on, right?
Thank you very much



The best solution would be to buy a GTX 470 SLI and put on, right?

#7
Posted 06/01/2012 03:12 PM   
Well, SLI GTX470s are pretty powerful. I can tell you they will run any game maxed out at HD resolution at 60fps+

But a single GTX670 would be almost as fast.

A second 470 would be a lot cheaper, though!
Well, SLI GTX470s are pretty powerful. I can tell you they will run any game maxed out at HD resolution at 60fps+



But a single GTX670 would be almost as fast.



A second 470 would be a lot cheaper, though!

Core i5 4670K @ 4.3GHz with 4GHz uncore
Corsair H100 water cooler
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Gigabyte Z87X-OC mobo
SLI eVGA GTX670 FTW (1227MHz boost 6800MHz VRAM)
Soundblaster Z with 5.1 speakers
112GB OCZ Vertex 3 SSD
240GB OCZ Vertex 4 SSD
Corsair Carbide 500R case (white)
Akasa PowerXtreme 1200W PSU
HP ZR2740W 2560 x 1440 27" IPS panel
Windows 7 Pro 64bit

#8
Posted 06/01/2012 08:03 PM   
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