Forum discussion tagged with SLI.
  1. M

    Solved! SLI gtx 1070 software

    So, I have 2 gtx 1070s in Sli, I heard there is a program that would allow me to use them both to where i can play games on both of them at the same time. Lol that's confusing. I heard there is a program where I can play fortnite with my roommate off of one pc and two monitors both of us on 2...
  2. A

    Alienware 18 gtx 980 sli upgrade

    I have an alienware 18 with dual gtx 880m's in sli and am interested in upgrading to gtx 980m's. I've had trouble finding any info, forum threads, or videos of people making this upgrade. There's no shortage of people upgrading from earlier gpu's to the 880s or upgrading from 970s to 980s, but...
  3. W

    Is 680m sli powerful?

    Hi im trying to get this laptop, which has an i7 3940xm, 32 gbs ram. Wondering what gpu would be comparable to in a desktop GPU. Also if someone else has this setup and can tell me some realistic performance. Thanks!
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    Is Lenovo Y510P (without sli gt 750m) worth it in 2017 for a mobile workstation?

    I found a deal for a Lenovo Y510P (without SLI) with 128G m.2 SSD pairs with 1TB HDD and an upgraded i7 cpu by the seller for only $200. The machine shows some wear and tear but every works fine except I need to clean out the heat sinks. I will occasionally run X Plane 11, FSX, Visual Studio and...
  5. S

    which Laptop is the best low weight laptop?

    I want a really low weight laptop and i have given some of the category i want to cover. I don't need to fulfill every criteria, but first and foremost i want a low weight LAPTOP 1. First I'm looking for best in class thinness and weight, I want to carry it to school and college. So, i...
  6. C

    Need Help Choosing a 4k laptop

    I'm looking at getting a 4k laptop for gaming, school and photo and video editing. I don't know which one to choose. Portability isn't too much of a concern nor price. I play a lot of BF1, BF4, GTA 5, Forza 3, Star Wars Battlefront and some other Indie games if that helps any. I'm also ok with...
  7. S

    Successful MXM GPU Upgraded Laptops

    Upgraded Laptops by forum users (work in progress) this is a list of successful upgraded laptops All these laptops have a MXM Gpu but Not all MXM cards are the same. Type A card ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Type B card MXM...
  8. J

    Will dual 550 Ti SLI work?

    I have 4 550 Ti(I know they're old, we cant afford new graphics cards, nor can our case fit a modern graphics card that has Aura.) and I'm wondering if dual SLI would be VR ready.
  9. S

    Sli causes CPU throttling

    Hi, My laptop is experiencing fps drop every one or two minutes when the sli is on. When I turn sli off, everything runs smoothly but I get less performance as you might imagine :(. I re-pasted and gave it a cooling pad, but they all failed to solve it. I also tried ThrottleStop to top the BD...
  10. PetarV

    External GPU connected to a Gaming Laptop? Is it possible?

    Hi guys, I've never been this excited to ask a question on tomshardware:) ! I bought a new laptop recently and it has served me great so far.But the problem is that I can't really run some modern games with decend fps and good graphics.And since games with become more and more demanding my...
  11. B

    Sell GPU or not?

    I have a 750ti, but the thing is I have no clue where the box is and I cant SLI with it so i dont know what to do with it cause I bought a 1060 6gb and it works great. I just think the fact I have no box ruins it
  12. K

    Lenovo Y510p SLI help?

    I reinstalled windows 10 and it messed up my SLI setup. I can't get it working again... I have two 2gb Nvidia GT750m's Only one of them shows up in device manager I have no options for SLI in nvidia control panel When I try to run the vbios flash...
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    Nvidia SLI option gone after update (M17x)

    I recently had issues with my laptop getting an intermittent BSOD due to an outdated nvidia driver. After updating I have no option to enable SLI. I previously had a tray icon which could enable SLI. In the nvidia control panel it says SLI is disabled. I played a game which confirmed that the...
  14. K

    SLI Not Working Properly with Red Orchestra 2

    So basically SLI does not like to work with Red Orchestra 2/Rising Storm. With any other game, both GPU's in my set up both run at around 55%/45% (GPU1 and GPU2 respectively) load and approximately 75-85 degrees C. But for Red Orchestra 2, this is what I get...
  15. S

    Looking for a Gaming Laptop within $2500

    Hi guys, I am looking for a non 4k pure gaming laptop(I travel a lot so a desktop is ruled out)and I had a few doubts : 1) Should I go for 120 hz 1080p or qhd 60 hz (both gsync)? 2) Is it an overkill to go for 1070 sli for 1080p? The minimum 120 hz rate...
  16. D

    Looking to buy a laptop-- 1080 gtx single///SLi setup.

    Hey all, I'm looking to buy a laptop at the end of the year sometime. I'm looking for something that will handle future games, VR and 3ds Max, cryengine 5, and other design software. I am a heavy gamer, I'm looking at shelling out money for a 1080 SLI setup, but I'm not sure whether it's worth...
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    help regading picking what to do with that Cash.

    i will obtain soon enough an amount Ranging from 544.55$ to 680.69 with that Cash i will be able to do the following 1) buy an Extra 970 gigabyte to Create an SLI connection with my almost 9 month old GPU(same type, the windforce). 2) get an extra Cash here and there and buy the HTC Vive...
  18. W

    Does Single Pass Rendering Make VR SLI unnecessary?

    Reading the Unity Release Schedule, it appears that VR Single Pass Rendering will make it into the next release, but VR SLI will not. Doesn't Single Pass rendering make the benefits that VR SLI would provide redundant?
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    i5 6500 looking for motherboard supports Sli

    i5 6500 looking for motherboard supports Sli
  20. My Life Is Tech


    Hehe, this should be interesting to read people's opinions.... ASUS ROG GX700VO (Watercooled, Overclockable) Intel® Core™ i7 6820HK DDR4 2800(O.C.)/2400 MHz SDRAM, up to 64 GB 17.3" 16:9 Full HD (1920x1080)/IPS UHD (3840 x 2160) anti-glare NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 980 with 8GB GDDR5 VRAM MSI GT80S...
  21. Z

    What Should I do...GT80 Titan SLI 002?

    Im Planning to buy one from GenTechPC and they have customizations. its a $3400 Laptop. With Customization, Shipping and Discount it is $4,326.50 NEW LINK: This is my Customization: 1. Coollaboratory Liquid Ultra...
  22. Z

    980M or 970M SLI?

    Title says all. I've been looking at gaming laptops and torn between the two. Not because some games don't work in SLiu, but price difference. One is $2400 and the 970M SLI is $2700. Is the SLI worth it?
  23. M

    Gtx 980m sli vs 980

    Hello i am purchasing a gaming laptop andi have the option to either get 980m sli or a 980 put into it. The monitor only refreshes at 60hz would it be worth getting the sli or just go for the 980?
  24. D

    norton seceruty is blocking me from disabling sli

    Just today I was trying disable sli on my computer' but when I did try to disable it. It basically said Norton security is blocking from disabling sli. If I try to press end task on Norton security it say's it might cause system instability. What do you recommend me doing?
  25. Shaun_6

    Would my PC work well with VR? Is SLI ok with it?

    I was told my machine is a bit to old for VR, and that sli doesn't work great with it? Here's the specs. What do you guys think? (I just copy and pasted out of the for sale ad) Motherboard: Asus ROG X79 Rampage IV Extreme LGA 2011 CPU: 6 core Intel I7 Sandy Bridge-E 3970x 3.5Ghz @4.7Ghz...
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    Removing SLI for single GPU

    So I didn't know if I should put this here on in the laptop section forgive me if its in the wrong place... Ok so my friend has an alienware M18x, i7, 2670QM 8 GB RAM ,GTX 560M sli, and is basically looking to play overwatch requirements i5, gtx 660 ,6GB Ram and I know the 560m's won't cut it...
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    Alienware 18 GTX 970m SLI to GTX 980m SLI:

    Hello everyone, I recently bought an Alienware 18 laptop equipped with two GTX 970m in SLI and I would like to upgrade them to GTX 980m in SLI. Before you tell me it's a waste of money / time or call me an Alienware fanboy, let me stop you first and let you know that a) one of my clients got me...
  28. A

    GPU1 low clock on SLI

    I have a laptop with gt750m sli. Sometimes when i turn on my laptop i have fps issues. I've checked on msi afterburner that my gpu1 has much lower core & memory clock than gpu2. I can fix it by simply restarting. It happens on certain sessions of windows so its not depend on usage & heat or any...
  29. D

    No connection to SLI bridge 2 GTX 660m?

    I've stripped my Alienware M18x R2, I was goin to get a second 660m to SLI them together, on looking at the GPU there is no ribbon interface on I missing something? I've checked NVIDIA website and apparently they can be bridged? Also if I didn't have a bridge would they still work, share...
  30. 5hadowking115

    Is 6GB VRAM the same as 2x3GB SLI?

    So, I'm trying to narrow down my budget for my new PC, and I had a question about SLI VRAM. I have an Aorus X7 Pro Gaming Laptop, and it has 2x GTX 970M, each of which is 3GB, in SLI configuration. Some people have told me SLI VRAM stacks up, essentially becoming more than each individual card...
  31. M

    960m vs 680m SLI

    Hello guys! I can't make a clear decision. I'm about to buy a laptop and currently looking at Lenovo Y50-70 with GTX 960M; i7-4720HQ; 8GB RAM; 256GB SSD. But also I found used Alienware M18X R2 laptop with 680M SLI; i7-3840QM; 16GB RAM; 1TB HDD on similar price. I'm casual gamer and would...
  32. E

    How is this setup? Clevo p375sm i7 4810mq 16gb ddr3 ram with 970m 6gb sli, would i have any bottlenecks?, i know that a deskto

    Advice about 970m sli laptop
  33. C

    980m or 860m sli

    I'm just wondering what would be a better option for the future. I have been considering a Aorus X7V2 or Gigabyte P37X I have been out of the hardware loop for a while now and would appreciate some guidance. If you have any suggestions on other devices, I'd love to hear it too! (my price range...
  34. S

    GTX 960 SLI or GTX 970/R9 390?

    I'm building a skylake gaming computer, and my budget is somewhat limited. As it stands, I can either buy one 960 now and then another in a few weeks to a month and SLI them, or wait a month or more to be able to buy a 970/390. At the moment I'm very much leaning towards the SLI setup, as I wont...
  35. Ransome

    TV (PC) Screen Flickers Goes Black Snow Noise Audio Disappears - When Turning House Lights ON/OFF

    Whenever I turn the fluorescent lights ON or OFF my the screen flickers, show random artifacts, white 'snow' noise, goes black - then returns after several seconds. Also the audio usually gets cut off momentarily as the screen gets distorted. The issues seems to have started a week ago...
  36. Mathsnerds

    Good SLI Recording Software?

    So, I've been using Action! by Mirillis for a few days. I was wondering if there is a better recording software for my setup. I have a ASUS ROG MARS 760 SLI and was wondering if there is any recording software that would take advantage of that. Also is there any software that you have to export...
  37. C

    Which gaming laptop to pick?Please help.

    Im currently in a difficult position, i live in hungary(sorry for bad english xD ) and im planning to buy a used laptop with warranty. I had a gamer pc for a long while but because of the university i have to change it. There are three laptops that i thought are pretty decent. Can you guys help...
  38. A

    CLEVO P370SM, 680m to 980m

    Hello, As I mentioned in the title, I own a Clevo P370SM wit GTX 680M in SLI. I am considering an upgrade to 980m SLI next year. However I cannot find info anywhere whether this is possible or not except some people mentioning about BIOS update which I am not really good at. Can I get this...
  39. Ramil Ahmadov

    Xmg P724 and W724 difference

    Hey everyone, I ordered a new Xmg P724 laptop recently. I was reading reviews and looking through benchmarks of this laptop where i got confused whether there is a difference between XMG P724 and XMG W724. (both are Clevo P370SM-A)...
  40. A

    980m sli upgrade

    Hi everyone I recently obtained an alienware 18 (2013) with no gpu cards in it with a 4940mx processor and 24gb of ram. My question is if I buy the 980m sli upgrade kit from Eurocom will it be compatible with my laptop? and would the 880m sli heatsinks work for the 980m sli?
  41. M

    My Laptop G751JL is SLI ready, but where the heck do you put the other graphics card?

    Any ideas? Thanks.
  42. M

    Laptop won't detect own display after turning on SLI

    I have the Lenovo y500 laptop that has two GT 650m in SLI. I have an old dell monitor plugged up to the VGA port. I was going to do some gaming today and I got in and realized that my SLI wasn't turned on so I opened the Nvidia control panel and turned it on. As soon as I activated it then my...
  43. K

    Lenovo y510p GeForce GT 750m, not sure if dual or single

    I recently bought a y510p from a private seller and am unsure whether this model has one or two gt 750's. I am having trouble finding a second gpu on the device manager, nvidia control panel or GeForce panel, but i know this is a common problem for this laptop. Ive tried installing previous...
  44. T

    Is SLI supported by the nvidia geforce 840m?

    I have a nvidia geforce 840m, Can it do dual graphics with my integrated graphic(intel 5500 hd)
  45. X

    Asus G75VX SLI?

    just wondering if there is an option for another 670mx for an sli upgrade in this laptop. thanks
  46. F

    Upgrade from M290X CF to GTX 980M SLI?

    I was wondering if I was able to upgrade my existing Alienware 18 with Dual M290X's to Dual 980M's? I'm not sure if there is a different socket or something else which may stop the upgrade? Thanks Fraser
  47. Bikklo

    Nvidia GeForce GTX 965M/970M (2GB) vs. Dual SLI GTX 860M (4GB)

    Hello everyone, I am in the market for a new laptop for college and have narrowed the search down to two models. I am torn between two machines mainly because of the graphics setups offered on each. In the MSI model it has a newer card but less VRAM, and in the Aorus model it has Dual GPUs and...
  48. Steven Mal

    Is 980M SLI a waste at 1080p with 60Hz display?

    Unfortunately I don't have the liberty to build or use a desktop so I'm considering a new laptop. I like the Sager NP9377 but unfortunately it uses a 60Hz display at 1080p. Is 980M SLI worth it at all or should I stick to a single 980M and put the rest of the budget somewhere else? Here's what I...
  49. B

    Graphics card question?

    Should I get a Gtx 970 SLI setup or a single Gtx 980 ti setup for my build?
  50. J

    NP9377-S w/ 2 870m SLI (dead gpu replacement)

    I recently discovered I somehow managed to kill one of my GeForce 870m's in my SLI laptop. How difficult is it to replace the dead gpu? Is it soldered to the mb, or simply a matter of getting the old one out/dropping new on in?
  51. A

    Laptop with GTX 960m SLI or 970m

    Are there any laptops with 960m sli or 970m under 1000$?
  52. J

    how to hook up memorex turntable to PC and be able to hear music

    Can play records and slightly hear the music. Do we need separate speakers?
  53. V

    Lenovo y510p SLI: GDDR5 or DDR3 memory type compatibility

    So I just recently bought a GT750M SLI, for my Lenovo y510p, and I find that it is has the DDR3 memory type.... Now my y510p has the GDDR5 memory type. With that in mind, my question is: will this be a problem as I need a GDDR5 SLI for me to be able to run the SLI setup? or can i run this...
  54. Steven Mal

    330W or 660W AC Adapter for 980M SLI

    I'm considering a Eurocom X8 with 980M SLI and the sales rep I'm talking to says I'll need a 660W AC adapter instead of a 330W adapter for 980M SLI. I understand that SLI consumes extra power but both the MSI GT80 and the Sager NP9377 from come with 330W AC adapters, without an...
  55. J

    SLI not available after Driver update - 280M's in Alienware M17x

    So I'm the sad owner of a Dell M17xR3 that hasn't had a driver update since 2010. I was managing with this for years and yesterday decided to use a modded nvidia driver (vs. 340.52) on my 280Ms. Now, SLI is disabled and I can't seem to enable it....system is defaulting the to the integrated...
  56. D

    sli vs single card

    So I've been saving up and looking at gaming laptops and wanted to know is it worth the money to get a gtx 980m sli (ie. A msi gt80 titan) or should I just get one with a single graphics card? Will the single card last as long as a duel?
  57. P

    4k with 980M SLI - Is there such a laptop?

    Hello, Does anyone know if there is a laptop out there that has a 4K display with 980M SLI graphics card? It seems no matter which brand I look at, they only seem to have either 4K with 970M, or 1080p with 980M SLI, even the MSI GT80 has only a 1080p screen.
  58. Z

    MSI Z97s Sli Krait Edition

    Hello and thanks for clicking on this post. I have a question regarding to the MSI Z97s Sli Krait Edition motherboard. My question is whether this board has onboard Wi-Fi instead of buying a separate Wi-Fi card. Thanks in advance
  59. F

    Help me find a laptop, 120hz screen, SLI capable

    I am trying to figure out what laptop I want to get... I need inputs - Absolutely must have the ability for two Maxwell GPUs. One 970m or 980m to start, then add on another later. - I really want a 120hz screen - I really want an upgradable CPU - I don't really care what size the laptop is, but...