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SLI 680 + what Fermi? Anyone mix matching cards?

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SLI 680 + what Kepler? Anyone mix matching cards?

I'm looking for a little extra mmmph to add another (if only) five or so frames to most of my programs/games.

With the modded driver option, and a similar series/core card, what are my options to couple with a 680?

Anyone using 680 + a lesser model such as a 650?
 
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You can't combine different architectures. You could theoretically pair a 680 with a 670 or 660 Ti though.
 
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You can't combine different architectures. You could theoretically pair a 680 with a 670 or 660 Ti though.
Edited to 650 and changed title as meant to read "Kepler"
 

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Not possible. Cant SLI mixed GPUs or Architectures with Nvidia.

You can use the lesser card as a PhysX processing units for games that benefit from PhysX though. Take the PhysX load off your 680 or CPU and have it all dedicated to the 650.
 
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I'm in the same boat as you. I bought my 680 near when they first came out. I was expecting a decent price cut, but it still hasn't come yet (was hoping for <$400). I'm considering getting a 670 to go with my 680. If they don't work with DifferentSLI, there's a chance the 680 could be flashed to a 670. Or just trade+cash.

Not possible. Cant SLI mixed GPUs or Architectures with Nvidia.
http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showthread.php?t=158907
 
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I'm in the same boat as you. I bought my 680 near when they first came out. I was expecting a decent price cut, but it still hasn't come yet (was hoping for <$400). I'm considering getting a 670 to go with my 680. If they don't work with DifferentSLI, there's a chance the 680 could be flashed to a 670. Or just trade+cash.



http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showthread.php?t=158907

yea ... thies cards are keeping there price very well . I have been waiting for a while now for them to come down with no luck .

so i found a coupple used ones , thru a form . got 2 evga 680 ftw 4 gb for 844 total shipped . grannet there is no warranty , but as long as u dont do stupid things with ur hardware , it lasts .. so on that note i was good with that . and now my rig is screaming again .. for 1/2 the price it retailed for .. now the money i saved bought me 2 very nice ek water blocks ..
something to consider . it worked out for me well .
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I'm in the same boat as you. I bought my 680 near when they first came out. I was expecting a decent price cut, but it still hasn't come yet (was hoping for <$400). I'm considering getting a 670 to go with my 680. If they don't work with DifferentSLI, there's a chance the 680 could be flashed to a 670. Or just trade+cash.



http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showthread.php?t=158907
You can do that but id rather not mess with modded drivers.
 
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You can do that but id rather not mess with modded drivers.
That thread has been up for some time now and made many people happy :D
No one really complained about any damage or anything. The worst that can happen is it not working.
 
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Thanks for the responses guys, though disappointed no one has read this and done just that with a 680.

I'm thinking maybe an easier option (though will pay a bit more now), is scrap the 680 and get two 660TIs.
 
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Close to making a decision.

Two 660ti SLI
or 680 + 660ti modded SLI
or wait on 780

?
 
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