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Question about graphics cards, dual sli

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Se7ven, 7 Jun 2010.

  1. Se7ven

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 7 Nov 2009

    Posts: 1,475

    Guys a while ago I bought the Ultimate Panther from OcUK

    Now this computer comes with "Gainward GTX 295" Dual SLI,

    now I thought this meant it was 2 graphics cards? am I wrong, or can 1 graphics card run Dual SLI?

    I say this because i recently sold my computer advertising it as having 2 gtx 295s, but the buyer has now phoned me in a rant saying "where is the second?"

    :o
     
  2. cmndr_andi

    Capodecina

    Joined: 23 Apr 2009

    Posts: 12,040

    Location: Cheshire

    The GTX 295 does have 2 GT200b GPUs onboard and does run an internal SLI. However, saying it is SLI may confuse people as they will normally assume it means two cards.

    Technically, two GTX 295 cards in SLI is called "Quad SLI", so "Dual SLI" for one can be justified - but I wouldn't advertise it like that tbh.

    Did you not look in the case and see if there were two physical graphics cards before selling it?
     
  3. Tealc

    Soldato

    Joined: 13 Jul 2009

    Posts: 7,039

    Location: Llanelli

    I don't know the Ultimate Panther spec myself but the GTX 295 is a dual GPU graphics card so is in effect Dual SLI but in one package.

    2x GTX 295s would be 2 discrete graphics card and would be linked together.

    It sounds like you owe that guy a GTX295. :(
     
  4. Se7ven

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 7 Nov 2009

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    yeah it looks like i made a mistake their and will need to compensate him for a GTX 295, the question is, how much would a 6 month old GTX 295 with no box be worth?

    He is saying he will accept 250
     
  5. NathWraith

    Capodecina

    Joined: 11 Dec 2005

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    The 295 is still worth alot as Nvidia have yet to release another multi GPU card to replace it.

    Tha Panther always come with one GTX 295 which housed two GPUs on one card. So technically speaking it has two GPUs but only one graphics card. You owe your man a card.
     
  6. Se7ven

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 7 Nov 2009

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    Yes, thanks for providing no helpful information to the thread :)

    I already aknowledge i owe him for the mistake.
     
  7. Dave****

    Mobster

    Joined: 6 Apr 2009

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    Location: Near Manchester

    Lol and I thought selling a Q6600 to my mate for 20 quid was bad :p

    Least you learn this way though :)
     
  8. IKMS

    Hitman

    Joined: 21 Feb 2010

    Posts: 533

    Location: South Wales

    That's such a bummer. 295s are expensive, I would give him 250 if he says that is fine. I think even second hand you may struggle to get one for 250.
     
  9. NathWraith

    Capodecina

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    Sorry for your mistake :rolleyes:
     
  10. Se7ven

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 7 Nov 2009

    Posts: 1,475

    It was a stupid mistake on my part, to be honest I havent opened a computer up since 2003, been using a laptop inbetween times, so the whole Dual SLI thing was completely new to be, and given DxDiag displays 2 seperate GTX 295's it put me off :p