GTX 1070 SLI downgraded to a GTX 1080

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  1. Frank Brown Jr

    Frank Brown Jr Newbie

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    Hello guys,I have an interesting question. I own two laptops. One is a GT83VR with 2x GTX 1070 and the other is a GT73VRE with a single GTX 1080. My question is can I remove the SLI setup and replace the 1070's with just the 1080 from my other system? Possibly sell the single 1070 and place the extra into the gt73vre? Any help would be greatly appreciated
     
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    bennyg Notebook Virtuoso

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    No, the MSI 1080s are very strange and unique in shape and layout. I don't know which is master on that chassis but the larger 1080 wouldn't fit and screw into the chassis and the heatsink wouldn't fit and screw into the card
     
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    It should work just fine.
     
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    Even if it physically fits, you would need a different heatsink for each GPU, which could be offset by selling a 1070
     
  5. Frank Brown Jr

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    The heatsinks seem to match up relativelywell.. If all the physical characteristics match would the next issue involve software/bios and or power requirements? The selling of the extra 1070 would certainly offset the price of a new heatsink. Speaking of master I was under the belief that an sli interface when switched off the master card or slave card are the same so it wouldn't be an issue. Educate me if I'm going down a fruitless wormhole.
     
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    Can you post pics of the cards please.
     
  7. Frank Brown Jr

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    I apologize for the delay. It seems that I was mistaken when I said this system was running 1070 sli. It is in fact running 1080 sli. No wonder from first blush the cards seemed to look familiar in size and shape. My current dilemma is this system shipped with one 230 power brick. My question is will this system function on one brick utilizing only a single 1080 card or will I need to purchase a second power brick and adapter dongle? The unit is running well now but I haven't loaded any games yet.If this is the wrong thread any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
     
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    I would like to post pics of the system. How would I attach pics to this thread?
     
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    Upload them the forum using the option at the bottom
     
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    yrekabakery Notebook Virtuoso

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    A 230W brick is not even enough for a system with a single 1080, which by itself uses 180W.
     
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