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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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If I combine a Nvidia 1080 with an extra 1070, does it make a difference with movies?

I currently have an i7-8700k @ 3.7 with an Nvidia 1080 and 2 monitors: a 4k monitor (3840x2160) and a second monitor (2560x1600). I play movies with Potplayer with MadVR on the 4k monitor. I ...
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GPU Memory in TensorFlow container with NVIDIA SLI

I have constructed a machine-learning computer with two RTX 2070 SUPER NVIDIA GPUs connected with SLI Bridge, Windows OS (SLI verified in NVIDIA Control Panel). I have benchmarked the system using ...
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Using Two Video Cards (GTX 980 and Quadro 2000) SLI/Physx, or other options?

I have not asked a question here before and so I hope I am in the right spot. I am having trouble getting my system to utilize both of my video cards (GTX 980 and Quadro 2000). I would like the GTX ...
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Making two GPU's appear as one

I have two RTX 2080 GPU's and I'm trying to find the least path of resistance. I'm training lots of AI models and I was wondering if it's possible to make multiple GPU's to show up as a single GPU. ...
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Using two different Nvidia cards in one PC

I'm going to install GeForce 1660 and GeForce 710 on my PC. I want to use 710 card with VGA monitor and 1660 with another HDMI monitor. Also i'm going to render 3d graphics with 1660 while using ...
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GPU showing x1 bus interface rather than x8

TL;DR: GTX 980 is running at x1 instead of x8 both in SLI and as a solo card. Another 980 is running perfectly in the same situations. I recently purchased a second 980 (EVGA) to run SLI with my ...
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What are the requirements for using SLI?

I've just got a second graphics-card and I wanted to try SLI. After I've installed the latest driver for my cards (bother are the exact same model and chip), I was able enable SLI in the Nvidia ...
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SLI and dual monitor

This might be a bit of an odd one. But I've been wondering if its possible to run both my monitors without dedicating a whole GPU to the second monitor. I'm running 2x GTX 770 2GB in SLI on a 4k ...
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Making games SLI compatible?

I've been thinking about getting a second GTX970 and having an SLI setup, I saw the list of games that support SLI just out of the box, but this seems like a very lacking list. From forums and ...
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Can I do 3 way SLI with 3 GTX 950?

I am thinking to connect my computer to 12 screen for work purposes. I searched about SLI/Crossfire. I am wondering if I can make 3 way SLI with GTX 950. The purposes of it just to have multiple ...
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What does “SLI ready” really mean?

We all know that "SLI ready" means that Nvidia have certified a motherboard as being suitable for supporting 2 or more graphics cards paired together to render frames cooperatively. What do Nvidia ...
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NVidia 3-way SLI with 4 monitors

I need some help with the correct (or preferred) configuration for plugging in 4 monitors to a 3-Way-SLI setup. I would like to have 3 primary monitors all working in an SLI configuration for gaming/...
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Nvidia SLI lag in Windows 10 build 1607 VM

On a fresh Windows 10 Enterprise (Build 1607) install in a ESXi 6.0 U2 VM, when SLI is enabled on a pair of GTX 980s, the cursor and UI effects will display significant lag when present on a display ...
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GTX 970 Zotac and MSI SLI: “Maximize 3D performance” option unavailable in Nvidia Control Panel

Attempt to pair a couple of GTX 970's with SLI is failing. One is a Zotac, the other an MSI. From what I can gather from the many many posts I've read online now, the cards SHOULD be compatible. I do ...
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SLI Bridge - What is the proper slot spacing

I am getting ready to order and install a second EVGA GeForce GTX 960 for a two way SLI. My concern lies with an SLI Bridge. I have a Gigabyte Z170MX-Gaming 5 Motherboard and plan to have the Cards in ...
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Need to check a GPU Crossfire compatibility

I couldn't think of a better place to ask this question. Basically I have an older gaming configuration, but I don't have the budget for a new one, and least I can do is to upgrade my GPU. My current ...
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What is the recommended dual GPU configuration on a dual CPU machine?

So there are about 4 PCIE in a motherboard, two of these are connected on each CPU, such as PCIE 1 and 2 is connected on CPU1 and PCIE 3 and 4 is connected to CPU2. Possible configurations were GPU1 ...
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Is there an alternative to SLI or CrossFire for gaming on multi-GPU setups?

The only options I've found for combining GPUs for better performance when gaming are nVidia's SLI or AMD's CrossFire, but is there another way to combine two GPUs to improve performance in games?
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Triple SLI GTX 680s and a Corsair 860w PSU?

I am planning on running three GTX 680s in SLI mode. Will my 860w Corsair PSU be sufficient to power my GPUs safely? I have read several conflicting accounts on this and would like a clear answer. ...
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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 RAM:...
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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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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 Z87M GAMING | MSI Global I am a littel confused, it seems to offer a HDMI connection on board so I assume if I add a SLI / Crossfire (which it says ...
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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. Let's shorten them to ...
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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 XL2370)...
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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 GeForce ...
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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 ...