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Any help would be apreciated. I presently have a zotac gtx970 in my pc  intel i5 4670 16gb ddr3 1600 . Also have a corsair rm850 psu. I want to sli another gtx970 with the one i have. Can i use any brand of gtx970 or does it need to be a zotac. My daughter is getting me one for my birthday in march so any help to best advise her (and me) would be gratefull. 

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2 minutes ago, scoobydoo10uk2000 said:

Can i use any brand of gtx970 or does it need to be a zotac. 

It can be any brand of GTX 970

But keep in mind not all programs/games will support SLI and some even tend to perform worse using SLI. So do research if SLI/another card makes sense for you, or if selling the current card and getting a newer faster card isn't better.


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34 minutes ago, scoobydoo10uk2000 said:

Any help would be apreciated. I presently have a zotac gtx970 in my pc  intel i5 4670 16gb ddr3 1600 . Also have a corsair rm850 psu. I want to sli another gtx970 with the one i have. Can i use any brand of gtx970 or does it need to be a zotac. My daughter is getting me one for my birthday in march so any help to best advise her (and me) would be gratefull. 

I'd really sell the card and get a 1080 or better with the help of your daughter. The 970 makes no sense in SLI nowadays, specially due to its vram constraints (3.5gb fast vram, not 4gb as advertised).

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As good as the 970 was for it's time, SLIing it won't net you good results for most modern titles. It would be better to sell it as others suggested and buy a better single card solution. 


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A cheap GPU thats powerful is always nice.

 

But SLI and Crossfire went the way of the DODO.

 

DualGPU Gaming is dead because no one wants bad press anymore and it was never sorted to work properly as a 'Standard'.

 

Frametime spikes are blatant,..and dodgey frame delivery timing makes 120fps in Dualgpu feel much like slower/shifty 45fps feels in frame delivery.

 

Be FAIR warned trying this TODAY.

Hardly any games will even utilize the second GPU properly, if at all.


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