Can I SLI a GTX650ti Boost 2GB w/ 8500GT 512MB

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no, I don't believe it does...considering the age difference and such...

why do you want to keep the 8500GT? It isn't a good card in any aspect and even if SLI was possible, you wouldn't get any benefit.
 

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It is because I still own the 8500GT and I would want to know if it is okay or risky. I know that the best solution would be to pair it with an identical card, but would there be possible with another card of a slightly lower cost or serie that I could hook these two together?
 

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You must use the same card (GTX 650Ti with GTX650Ti or possibly with third party BIOS mods a GTX 660)

Check out this thread and the thread that's linked in it : http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/248471-33-same-card-crossfire

They won't SLI because the chip architecture and BIOS are too different and even if they did, you'd have a maximum VRAM of 512MB (in SLI and crossfire the VRAM stays the same or is "reduced" to the card with the smaller amount)
 

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Seems that they stop on producing the 600 series and are lining up the 700s. I managed to find a GPUZ screen of the GTX 750 Ti 2GB to compare against my GTX 650 Ti Boost 2GB; mine is stronger in all catogories except in the GPUs die size. And mine runs on the Kepler's architecture while the other on the new Maxwell-- reviews says that the new one is practically twice stronger than the non-boost version of the GTX 650 Ti 2GB.

Is it safe to use that brand new GPU in SLI along side with mine?
 

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No. You must use the same card. You could not use two cards of different architecture. Also the GTX 750 Ti does not support SLI.

I think it would be safe to say that if you want a performance increase from your GPU you are going to need to look harder or be willing to buy a used GTX 650 Ti BOOST - OR - buy a new GPU altogether.
 

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