SLi motherboard and PCI Express SLi or Not

  Giggle n' Bits 01:08 02 Apr 2006
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Can someone correct me on this please. If using a SLI Motherboard does it mean I have to use a PCI Express SLI Graphics card even if not wanting to have SLI.

other way to ask do I need to by a PCI Express Graphics Card with SLI for a SLI Motherboard or will any Compatible PCI Express do.

  islandstate 01:12 02 Apr 2006

Quick answer - any card will do if it is PCI-e

You just have an option to go SLI at a later stage if you want.

  Totally-braindead 03:39 02 Apr 2006

Agree with islandstate however have to point out that if the card you use is not SLI ready and you have an SLI motherboard then you can't just add another card in when you want to upgrade the graphics, if you want to then use the SLI you will need to buy 2 new cards.

  surfsteruk 07:47 02 Apr 2006

Any Graphics card you buy will have to be of PCI-e design.

If your going to be only using 1 Graphics card then any PCI-e card will do. But it will work out better if you just get an SLI-ready card and use that. You will then have the option of adding a further card later on if you wish.

  Giggle n' Bits 13:57 02 Apr 2006

surfsteruk.

Decisions eh!.

  bremner 13:59 02 Apr 2006

Don't the garphics card have to be nVidia though?

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