460 on sli, possible to link two different 460s?

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talisa
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hi all,

i was thinking about getting a second GTX460 for SLI , and i know you have two link two same types of cards for SLI. but i was wondering if it had to be the exact same type of card as well. like could i link a soc version of a 460 from EVGA with a standard non-oc version from EVGA ? or would it have to be both non-oc / soc versions of the same card as well?

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#157 - Q&A: Mixing Different Brand Video Cards

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ah thanx

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I don't mean to try and hijack this thread but what about the amount of memory on each card? e.g. a 768mb Asus gtx460 with a 1GB MSI gtx 460?

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@7thsanctum Did you watch the video? It doesn't matter how much VRAM each card has, as long as the GPU(s) in each card are IDENTICAL.

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This is from the FAQ on SLI Zone

http://www.slizone.com/page/slizone_faq.html#c19

The official answer is NO.. IE you cannot pair a GTX460 768MB with GTX460 1GB edition in SLI configuration.

Mixing the identical GPU with same memory buffer with different manufacture requires the 180 driver or newer to work.