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Hi all, I want to SLI dual 560tis in my gaming computer as they're a great bang for your buck card. Problem is, i've only got a mid tower so space is limited. At the moment i'm running a single Gainward GTX 560 ti phantom, which is quite a thick card and has about the form factor of 2.5 pci slots. I can't fit another one of these in because my PSU is in the way. My question is, could I run a different gtx 560 ti card in SLI with the phantom, or do the 560s have to be identical? I dont want to have to move my PSU since it'll have to sit in the front of the case taking up drive bay space, and probably mess up airflow.

asked Sep 16 '11 at 18:12

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if you have a small case think twice before going dual gfx cards. cooling is very limited. To your question.. as long as it's the same card type, the manufacturer doesn't matter. Try finding thinner 560TI cards or just upgrade to a good single card instead, I think you'll get more out of it. SLI isn't that great on the older series.

answered Sep 16 '11 at 19:28

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Cooling isnt an issue here since everything in my case runs under 30 degrees c, so its all pretty ventilated. The 560ti is a good card by itself, but i just considered sli as a future proofing option. I guess ill grab a 590 when they become cheaper

(Sep 16 '11 at 22:53) Arty Arty's gravatar image

You gain run a Gainward 560Ti with a lets say Gigabyte 560Ti and it should work. But not a 570 with a 560.

Also, if the clock of one of the cards is higher (like the Gigabyte Super Clocked version) the higher clock speed will be lowered to match that of the slower card so keep that in mind too.

answered Sep 16 '11 at 19:36

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