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Old July 3, 2010, 04:10 PM
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Hi folks. I have a friend who has a reference 295 from EVGA and I have a reference from XFX. Both with the same memory and frequency capacities. I would like to try them in SLI just for benchmarking/performance curiosity. Any problems with trying this? Appreciate the help.
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Old July 3, 2010, 04:16 PM
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Does not matter who manufacturered the cards so long as their the same type. In this case obviously both are GTX295's so you shouldn't have a problem so long as your board is capable (and PSU lol!) of running quad-SLI.

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Does yours have a centrally mounted fan? If so, there may be some compatibility problems with the original reference design cards.
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someone back in the day mentioned about the single pcb with dual pcb's ones, but i havent followed up.

the connectors should lighn up, so unless the hs(as above) is modded/non reference/something special edition it should be ok.in theory.
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someone back in the day mentioned about the single pcb with dual pcb's ones, but i havent followed up.

the connectors should lighn up, so unless the hs(as above) is modded/non reference/something special edition it should be ok.in theory.
Whether or not the connectors line up is not the factor that decides if SLI will work.
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Old July 3, 2010, 08:17 PM
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Well all of these fit in your case, might want to make sure it'll fit wherever you put it
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Old July 3, 2010, 08:20 PM
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someone back in the day mentioned about the single pcb with dual pcb's ones, but i havent followed up.

the connectors should lighn up, so unless the hs(as above) is modded/non reference/something special edition it should be ok.in theory.
It has to do with the BIOSes in this case.
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so driver checks bios, gets 295 check and then enables it. worst case scenario you should be able to flash either, but not recommended if its running fine. now if that one bios(on either board) is only for that board, then its a bed of nails awaiting
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Old July 3, 2010, 11:19 PM
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Thanks guys. I couldn't see a reason for spontaneous combustion or sudden card launch, hehe. I'm currently running 2 5970s, so power should be ok, although if I'm not mistaken, the 295s actually draw more than them. Just curious about 3DMark results vs the others. I'm considering folding but understand Nvidia is much better. Can't imagine what some of those quad gpu systems will produce, but wouldn't mind seeing results from a test run of these either. If I can convince him to try it I'll let you know the results.
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keep in mynd your motherboard must support SLI as well
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