Scalable Link Interface (SLI) is a brand name for NVIDIA's solution for linking multiple videos cards together to make one output.

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What do the NVIDIA SLI Configuration Settings Mean?

I have two NVIDIA GTX 760 cards. The first is connected to a single Apple 30" display (Display 1, in the middle), the second is connected to two Apple 30" displays (Displays 2 and 3, on each side of ...
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Would 650w PSU be enough for GTX 970 & GTX 960 sli?

Title says it all. My specs(Currently): i7 Quad Core 4790 3.6GHz Asus Z97-E Mobo (Supports SLI) 16GB HyperX Fury RAM (2x 8GB) NVIDIA Geforce GTX 970 4GB 1TB Hard drive Corsair H55 Water Cooler ...
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Windows 10 Live Tiles Disappear when SLI enabled

My start menu tiles are invisible after playing a game with SLI enabled. If I disable SLI then everything is fine and the tiles stay there after gaming. Another workaround is to restart or log out / ...
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Msi gtx 760 sli

I want to buy another MSI GTX 760 4GB OC to have two in an SLI configuration. My current setup is this: Cpu: Intel i7 6700K Mobo: MSI Z170 M9 ACK Ssd: 2x Samsung 850evo 500GB Psu: Corsair RM 650 ...
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Is it possible to run a third GPU next to a 2-Way SLI?

Is it possible to run a third GPU of the same type alongside two SLI-connected GPUs? I want to set up a 3-Way SLI system but my GTX660s don't support this. Does anyone have experience setting up a ...
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Is it possible to use Nvidia cards with SLI alongside AMD Radeon cards with crossfire?

A total of 4 PCI-E cards. 2 with Crossfire and 2 with SLI. I know Nvidia disables Physx if it detects AMD cards, but let's assume we'll not use Physx anyway. Also under the assumption that we have a 4 ...
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are SLI bridges necessary for general purpose GPU computing?

I looking at computer configuration with an option for adding a SLI bridge. The intended use of the GPUs are for general purpose/scientific computing, and not games. My question is, will having a SLI ...
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Custom Build PC, Windows Boots Inconsistently/Intermittent Video Signal On Boot

My friend and I built a new machine together a few months. The rig has the following specs: Motherboard: ASROCK Fatal1ty X99M Killer CPU: Intel i7 RAM: 16GB, 2x 8GB DDR4 Crucial Ballistix Sport 2400 ...
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How to choose graphics card update (for 3D Vision gaming)

I have a fairly-decent gaming computer at home but I am not satisfied about its performance on Far Cry 4 with 3D Vision enabled. Even at 720p@24Hz resolution the game becomes often laggy. Surely my ...
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NVIDIA GTX 460's: SLI black screen issue

I have 2 GTX 460's and a EVGA FTW3 motherboard. I have the 2 cards in the first 2 slots, and have also tried 1 + 3 with no luck. When I have SLI disabled, games seem to run perfectly fine- albeit ...
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How come stacking video cards in SLI or Crossfire for example does not double performance?

When you SLI or Crossfire graphic cards how come you do not see a theoretical double in performance? Right now you see a 10-50%. Is it how they work or a bus performance problem or something else?
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What can cause PCIe graphics cards to randomly fail during boot?

I have a system that's currently driving me crazy, and I'm hoping someone out here on StackExchange will be able to point out something I'm doing wrong. The computer is home-built and consists of: ...
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Advice on Gaming motherboard and SLI / Crossfire and HDMI/Sound connection

I have been looking at the following motherboard http://www.msi.com/product/mb/Z87M-GAMING.html#hero-overview I am a littel confused, it seems to offer a HDMI connection on board so I assume if I ...
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What could be causing green dollar signs to appear and then freeze my computer?

So long story short, I installed a new motherboard, heat sink, and power supply. I had this issue once or twice before on my old motherboard, but only after playing PAYDAY 2. But now I’m getting it ...
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Is it possible to have a hypervisor with Nvidia SLI 980 pass-through gaming setup?

I am looking into reformatting my computer. I would really love to get rid of Windows finally and only use Linux for gaming/work. Sadly I am not sure this is close enough to be a reality yet. I am ...
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Videos flicker during play back 2 GPUs Multi-Monitor setup

I have a multi-screen desktop. I have 4 screens in total. Three of them are in NVIDIA Surround setup. My issue is when playing any video on my right most screen the video will blink (only the video ...
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GTX 760 SLI causes driver failures and occasional crash

I recently installed a second Gigabyte Windforce GTX 760 into my system (i5-4670K @ 4.2 GHz, 2x4 GB RAM, 650W 80+ Gold PSU). I ran the 3DMark Fire Strike demo with no issues, and the system functioned ...
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What difference does sharing secondary PCIe x16 with other PCIe lanes (x16 and x1s) make?

I'm about to buy a motherboard and I have a difficulty understanding how sharing PCIe lanes works. I have two motherboard options: Gigabyte GA-Z97-HD3 Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SLI. Lets call them ...
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Does ASRock B85 PRO4 motherboard support SLI?

Does the ASRock B85 PRO4 motherboard support SLI? It apparently has two slots for graphic cards. Is it possible to plug in two SLI nVidia graphic cards and connect them via SLI (and why)? I found 4 ...
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Is dual card SLI worth it for non gamer?

I am considering building a pc, and have decided I want an NVIDIA graphics card (either a gtx 780 ti, or a quadro), but I am unsure if getting 2 cards and running them with SLI is worth it. I don't ...
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Is is possible to use SLI with two identical graphics cards with different RAM sizes?

Specifically, I have an EVGA GeForce GTX 770 Superclocked 4GB, and an EVGA GeForce GTX 770 Superclocked 2GB. I am using them on an Asus P8Z68-V motherboard, which claims to support SLI. The cards are ...
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Changing which GPU outputs display

So right now I have a small (annoying) issue. I have dual NVidia 2-way SLI GTX 770's in my computer. I have the monitors plugged into the second GPU. The first GPU is in the PCIe 3.0/2.0_x16/x8_1 ...
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Black screen during boot, but image at log-in. 760 cards SLI setup

I've got two 760 cards in SLI, and during boot of my computer there is no image, so I can't access BIOS or other services. Now, the image will come once the PC has booted, and there is no other issues ...
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SLI bridge vs powerful GPU?

I'm looking into upgrading my Gaming machine with a new GPU configuration. I want to avoid specifics and try to keep things on topic, so in general, am I likely to get better performance by putting 2 ...
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One good video card or SLI two decent ones?

I was told I can ask computer hardware related questions here. I currently have two Geforce GTX 470s that are SLId. I have dual monitors and a TV plugged in. The monitors are on one card and the TV ...
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Crashes and visual distortions

Ok so I have two NVidia 760's sli'd up. I'm running windows 8 with the latest drivers and updates. If I enable sli and use the desktop, I funky distrbances visually inside of windows and random ...
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Set primary graphics on Windows 7

Same problem as: How can I determine and set my primary graphics card? Just with MSI EX630(9100M + 9300M GS); Windows 7 64-bit; nVidia 331.82 drivers; When I connect external display(Samsung ...
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SLI Will Not Enable - Windows 8.1

I am trying to get SLI to switch on with windows 8.1. It is a brand new build and I have two identical EVGA 770's on an MSI Z77A-GD65 board. I have a 1000W PSU and Windows can see the two cards just ...
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How do I get Windows 7 to recognize my second graphics card?

Really hope someone can help-- I recently purchased a second EVGA Geforce 660 to run in SLI mode on my PC, but no matter what, I can't seem to get the PC to recognize it. My Specs: (2) EVGA ...
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SLI enabled, I suspect still one GPU is used. What should be the solution?

So I have 2 NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M inside my notebook. I got SLI enabled in the NVIDIA Control Panel, however I suspect, from the external heat of my machine, that only one of them is used. I ...
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Compatible Graphics Cards for Dell Precision T5400

I just acquired a Dell T5400 workstation for use as a virtualization platform and general purpose workstation, and I am stuck on a few things. For one, the documentation I find on it is maddeningly ...
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Changing SLI at runtime

Is it possible to turn SLI on or off at runtime when a graphic application is running? Or does it require a hard reboot? I'm not sure I can activate/deactivate SLI configurations at runtime
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Is buying 3 cheap graphics cards better than a single high end card?

I am thinking of building my own desktop computer, and I was wondering whether buying 2 or 3 low end graphics cards and running them in SLI would be faster than buying 1 high end graphics card. If ...
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Video card structure - SLI or 2 separate cards? [duplicate]

I have a 27 inch screen I'm using for gaming and 2x 25 inch screens I won't use for games. I currently have a GeForce GTX 460 and it only supports 2 monitors. I need to get my 3rd monitor up and ...
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What does SLI ready mean and how do I use it?

I have an SLI ready power supply and video card. I'm looking at getting another video card so I can have 3 monitors. What is SLI? I think it's got something to do with treating 2 video cards as 1. ...
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How much performance would a second GPU give me?

I'm really sorry if this is the wrong SE site to ask this question on (Please point me in the right direction!) I've purchased the following components for my computer: motherboard: ...
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Using 2 different graphics cards [closed]

I have an EVGA 9800GT on my PC and I'm running Arch Linux x64 with 2 monitors. I have a 9500GT sitting in the shelf. I found out that I could use the 9500 for physX, but I can also SLI them. Doing SLI ...
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what are the rules for SLI ( GTX 550 Ti )

I got ASUS GTX 550 Ti and I want to SLI it with another graphic card. I heard that not all graphic cards are good idea to SLI, (or not all combinations) because sometimes the final performance could ...
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Can I change just my motherboard with windows 7 oem and the os still work?

ASUS P8H77-V LE is the motherboard model I have. When I built my computer I hadn't realized that the mother board supports crossfire but not SLI and I put a GTX 560Ti in it. I didn't learn that I ...
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2 x 1GB DDR5 GTS 450 in SLI showing only 1024 MB of memory. Why?

Today I have added 1GB DDR5 GTS 450 with existing 1GB DD5 GTS 450 as SLI but my system showing the total memory only 1GB. Is it possible to use memory of both? I do not have use SLI before this, so I ...
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Nvidia SLI Disabled on Windows 8. I installed thte Nvidia Windows 8 drivers

Details I recently upgraded to Windows 8 Enterprise trial. After installing, I downloaded the Nvidia Windows 8 x64 install package, and it installed fine. After rebooting I got a message stating that ...
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quad sli with gtx 690 not working

I have two cards GTX 690 (dual core). I did the Sli successfully. Nvidia control panel acknowledges the two cards as quad Sli. However, the problem is that Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate is showing me the ...
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Multi-monitor SLI when not using 3D

I have read that multi-monitor is limited to 2 screens when using SLi, but is that only the case when 3D games are running or do I need to turn SLi on just before starting a game and turn it off ...
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Nvidia GeForce SLI with AMD chip

I got a set of Nvidia GeForce GTX 480's in a NON SLI motherboard. I was under the impression that I wouldn't need SLI to be capable of having 4 monitors. Is this an incorrect assumption? Does my ...
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SLI with Nvidia GeForce GTX 480

I got a set of Nvidia GeForce GTX 480's but seem to have misplaced the SLI connector. I was looking to buy a new one but couldn't get a model number from the Nvidia website so I wasn't sure what one ...
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nVidia Control Panel Won't Recognize SLI

So yesterday I bought a brand new, 1,000W PSU to replace my 650W one and to allow for SLI. I install it and my second card (both are GTX 560 ti cards). I reinstalled my drivers and my system ...
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Mismatched GTX560Ti SLI

I can't find ANY information on the internet about this. I have 2 EVGA GTX560Ti models, 1 of them is the 1gb variation, and the other is the 2gb variation (with slightly lower clock speeds). Is it ...
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Can I use 4 monitors with 2 SLI cards

I'm doing some research for my next build and I came up across a couple questions that I can't seem to find the answer for on google (I get different answers from each link) So. If I have enough money ...
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If I have 2 Video cards in the same computer without SLI or Crossfire will it boost performance at all?

I have this motherboard with 2 PCI-E Graphics cards, apparently only one of them is actually x16 what ever that means. http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=2625#ov If I put the ...
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How to SLI a system need expert guide

I have an i5 760 system with 2-way SLI capable mobo with a GTS 450 1Gb DDR5 128 bit VGA, I'm still running a single card right now but I'm planning to scale up soon but first I would like to know: ...