View Full Version : What is SLI?
03-24-2005, 02:45 PM
Is this something only for 6800 cards or newer?
03-24-2005, 03:02 PM
Well, Geforce 6xxx cards... yes. I know the 6600GT, 6800, 6800GT, and 6800 Ultra all are available for SLI.
As far as the video card goes, you need two things for SLI. The PCI-Express version of the card, and a little connector on the top side of the card so that it can be bridged to its SLI buddy.
Because it is a hardware thing (the bridge between the two cards physically has to plug in to them, and PCI-Express is needed since AGP only allows for a single slot), older Nvidia cards can't work in SLI mode.
03-24-2005, 03:07 PM
SLI is hardware supported links between two video cards to share rendering load. It's not quite like doubling your video capabilites... but it's close.
03-24-2005, 04:21 PM
Ahh ok i know what that is. I remember reading about it a while ago.
Oooh, it didn't occur to me...any dumb questions I might have re computers I don't have to wait for Pat to get home. I can ask Fozz!! :D :D :D
(P.S. I didn't mean your question was dumb, Par, just meant that mine are likely to be :confused: )
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