GeForce GTX 485M SLI availability?

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  1. JackleJames

    JackleJames Newbie

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    Is the GeForce GTX 485M SLI available for purchase as stand alone card?
     
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    moviemarketing Milk Drinker

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    You can check at Rjtech.com or contact any other reseller, they might have a spare parts for sale. Ebay is too overpiced... Don't forget an SLI bridge for your system aswell)
     
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    JackleJames Newbie

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    Thanks for the tip. So the SLI version is a DYI and not sold by the manufacture? So one would have to buy 2 GTX 485 plus an SLI bridge and put them together? Sorry, I'm a total novice when it comes down to this.
     
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    JohnnyFlash Notebook Virtuoso

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    Yes. SLi means that two separate cards are working together. There are rare cases of both cards being on the same PCB, but the 485m doesn't come like that.

    What machine are you looking to put it in?
     
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    alxlbf2 Notebook Consultant

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    I dont really recommend SLi for NB´s. Its expensive, loud, needs much power, unusable for mobile working and there are mIcRosTuTtErInG problems. Thats my experience wich i made with the 9800gtm SLi cards.
     
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    Meaker@Sager Company Representative

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    9800 series is generations old and is no longer a valid reference point.
     
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    I was thinking for an M6600. Sounds like it might be too much trouble and get too hot. Thanks everyone for the input.
     
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    Sager NP7282 can do SLI GTX 485m or Crossfire 6970m. In any case it's two cards, requires two MXM slots. This laptop is a true desktop replacement machine that contains a desktop CPU. Not really a laptop per se, just a small desktop with a built in screen. :p

    http://www.xoticpc.com/sager-np7282-clevo-x7200-p-2881.html
     
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    Exactly, you will only be able to use dual video cards in a few laptops that are specifically designed with 2 MXM slots.

    if you look at the customization options for the M6600, you can only choose between single video card configurations, it should not be possible to use dual video cards in this machine.
     
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