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Old June 7, 2009, 02:09 AM
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Default quick quick can we do 4 gtx 285 sli?

quick quick can we do 4 gtx 285 sli? or only 3? i jus need quick simple answer.
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Old June 7, 2009, 02:37 AM
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I think the max for sli is 3 unless you are running 295s then you can do quad!
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Old June 7, 2009, 05:52 AM
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Old June 7, 2009, 07:07 PM
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ok final question quick quick i wont post again. what is faster regardless of price? 3(three unit which is 3 gpu total) gtx 285 or 2(two unit which is 4 gpu total) gtx 295?

three gtx 285 vs two gtx 295.... which is faster?
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Old June 7, 2009, 07:19 PM
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I would bet the 2x295 simply because that's 4 cores working for you rather than 3
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Old June 7, 2009, 08:26 PM
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Tri SLI GTX 285 is the fastest especially after overclocking.

Although I think I would go with Quad SLI 295 because of less mobo space taken up
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Old June 7, 2009, 08:41 PM
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Two of these should do it...

ASUS Designs Own Monster Dual-GTX 285 4 GB Graphics Card
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Old June 7, 2009, 11:14 PM
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Tri SLI GTX 285 is the fastest especially after overclocking.
Interesting. I would have expected the slower 960 cores to win, rather than the 720 faster cores.

Also, I would have expected some inefficiencies in tri over dual SLI setup.

Do you know of an article offhand which might lead to me understanding why?
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