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#1 Jul 27 2010 at 11:19 AM Rating: Excellent
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Because of (or just because) Starcraft II's release, Newegg has a 10% off sale on select Nvidia GTX400 series cards. Surprisingly, they are mainstream brand cards as well.

http://promotions.newegg.com/NEemail/July-0-2010/WeeklySale27/C/index-landing.html?nm_mc=EMC-IGNEFL072710&cm_mmc=EMC-IGNEFL072710-_-EMC-072710-IndexC-_-E0-_-FERMI#Fer

Just thought I'd pass it on for those who are in the middle of building. 2 GTX460's will be more than enough for XIV if you are comfortable running SLI.
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#2 Jul 28 2010 at 5:28 PM Rating: Good
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Nice sale, but I wish they put it on the Palit Sonic Platnium 1 GB and not the non-plat. :(

Edit: But great find, I was looking for this and couldn't find it earlier.

Edited, Jul 28th 2010 4:30pm by desmar
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#3 Jul 28 2010 at 6:01 PM Rating: Decent
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Hi sorry to ask this but im not computer savvy at all( console player ) but i just bought me a pc from cbyerpowerpc and if i wanted to us 2 video cards how does that work, do they have to be the same brand and what advantages do they give over just one single card
#4 Jul 28 2010 at 10:26 PM Rating: Good
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silentshoto wrote:
Hi sorry to ask this but im not computer savvy at all( console player ) but i just bought me a pc from cbyerpowerpc and if i wanted to us 2 video cards how does that work, do they have to be the same brand and what advantages do they give over just one single card


First: Your motherboard has to support SLI (nVidia) or Crossfire (Radeon).
Second: You need a power supply that's good enough to handle both cards.
Third: They do need to be the same type of card (Both nVidia or both Radeon)

SLI: You can use two cards from different manufacturers (e.g.: EVGA and PNY) but they HAVE to be the same model (both GTX 460 or both GTX 475 or both GTX 260), you can't mix a GTX 465 with a GTX 460 for example.
Crossfire: They have to be from the same revision line (e.g. two 5770s or a 5770 and a 5750 or a 5830 and a 5850 or two 5870s). You can't mix a 5770 with a 5830 for example.

There's a connector that bridges the two cards that needs to be plugged in to both to make it work. Usually comes with the cards.

They do provide advantages in the form of increased speed and processing power, but they do not literally double the speed. The increase in performance is roughly 25-60% give or take. Depends on a lot of factors.

Edited, Jul 29th 2010 12:27am by Mikhalia
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#5 Jul 30 2010 at 8:44 AM Rating: Decent
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Mikhalia wrote:

There's a connector that bridges the two cards that needs to be plugged in to both to make it work. Usually comes with the cards.


You don't actually -need- the bridge. The cards can work by communicating with each other through the PCIe slots. But using a bridge does make them perform significantly better because they can communicate directly with each other instead of through the motherboard. Just clarifying. :)

Edit: Usually the bridge comes with the motherboard and not the cards, no?

Edited, Jul 30th 2010 9:45am by Threx
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#6 Jul 30 2010 at 9:03 AM Rating: Good
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Threx wrote:
Mikhalia wrote:

There's a connector that bridges the two cards that needs to be plugged in to both to make it work. Usually comes with the cards.


You don't actually -need- the bridge. The cards can work by communicating with each other through the PCIe slots. But using a bridge does make them perform significantly better because they can communicate directly with each other instead of through the motherboard. Just clarifying. :)

Edit: Usually the bridge comes with the motherboard and not the cards, no?

Edited, Jul 30th 2010 9:45am by Threx


Nope, comes with the cards.
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