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Thread: Difference between GV-N56GOC-1GI graphics card revisions




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    Default Difference between GV-N56GOC-1GI graphics card revisions

    Hi Everyone,

    I have been using a GV-N56GOC-1GI graphics card for some time. It is a great card, and does a very good job of playing most games at medium to high settings. Recently I decided to try my hand at SLI so I bought a second card (from eBay), but I have just discovered that my original card is Rev 2.0, whereas the card that I just bought off eBay is Rev 1.0.

    Firstly can anybody tell me what the difference is between Revisions for this particular card? Secondly can anybody foresee problems with setting up SLI using these cards?

    Any help will be greatly appreciated.

    Kind Regards,

    Davo

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    Default Re: Difference between GV-N56GOC-1GI graphics card revisions

    It is unlikely that the different video card revisions will cause any problems.
    Adequate video card and case cooling is required.
    You will need a good quality 750 watt (or higher) power supply with four 6-pin video card connectors.
    Depending on your motherboard layout and slot usage, there might be issues with adequate air flow to one or both video cards.
    Do you already have an SLI connector for the video cards?

    Check out the Nvidia SLI guide, Introduction to SLI Technology | GeForce where they say:
    There are also very few restrictions regarding what GPUs can be grouped together in SLI: only the model and memory amounts have to match. For example, a GTX 580 with 1.5GB of memory could only be paired with another GTX 580 that has 1.5GB of memory, and a GTX 690 only with another GTX 690. Beyond that, manufacturers can be mixed (e.g. ASUS with MSI, EVGA with PNY,) clock speeds may vary (stock versus factory-overclocked,) the VGA BIOS for each card can be different, and no special drivers or software is required. Below is a chart with modern retail SLI-ready GeForce graphics cards, all of which are at least capable of 2-way SLI; specially marked GPUs can run in configurations of 3-way or 4-way SLI when proper requirements (motherboard, power supply, operating system) are met.
    I've had no trouble running an overclocked GTX 460 (1GB) SLI setup with my P35-DS4 and N650-DS4 overclocked systems using a Seasonic 660 watt power supply. My Antec TP-750 New power supply (made by Seasonic) also easily handled my SLI setup.

    You don't want to run your power supply at more than 80% of its rated power for extended periods of time, such as when gaming.

    Let us know how your SLI setup works out.
    Q9650 @ 4.10GHz [9x456MHz]
    P35-DS4 [rev: 2.0] ~ Bios: F14
    4x2GB OCZ Reaper PC2-8500 1094MHz @5-5-5-15
    MSI N460GTX Hawk Talon Attack (1GB) video card <---- SLI ---->
    Seasonic SS-660XP2 80 Plus Platinum psu (660w)
    WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data)
    Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD (boot)
    SLI @ 16/4 works when running HyperSLI
    Cooler Master 120XL Seidon push/pull AIO cpu water cooling
    Cooler Master HAF XB computer case (RC-902XB-KKN1)
    Asus VH242H 24" monitor [1920x1080]
    MSI N460GTX Hawk (1GB) video card
    Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium
    HT|Omega Claro plus+ sound card
    CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD UPS
    E6300 (R0) @ 3.504GHz [8x438MHz] ~~ P35-DS3L [rev: 1.0] ~ Bios: F9 ~~ 4x2GB Kingston HyperX T1 PC2-8500, 876MHz @4-4-4-10
    Seasonic X650 80+ gold psu (650w) ~~ Xigmatek Balder HDT 1283 cpu cooler ~~ Cooler Master CM 690 case (RC-690-KKN1-GP)
    Samsung 830 128GB SSD MZ-7PC128B/WW (boot) ~~ WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data) ~~ ZM-MFC2 fan controller
    HT|Omega Striker 7.1 sound card ~~ Asus VH242H monitor [1920x1080] ~~ Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium ~~ CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD U.P.S
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    Default Re: Difference between GV-N56GOC-1GI graphics card revisions

    Hello profJim,

    Thanks for your valuable insights, and taking the time to answer my post.

    I have an SLI connector, and I have almost finished testing my new (old) card using BurnIn Test - so far the card has performed fine.

    I currently have a 620 Watt Corsair PSU, which I am considering upgrading to an Intel 700 Watt PSU.

    I will write back with results once I have everything up and running.

    Kind Regards,

    Davo

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