SLI gtx980m 4Gb & 8Gb

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  1. DARCODER

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    So as mentioned in title, i want to know if i can do a Sli with a 4 and 8gb gtx980m.
    Someone locally sell a gtx980m 4gb from alienware for a very good price.
    So i want to know if someone know if it will work. And also if gtx980m 4gb exist really in mxm... he told output from an alienware 18.
     
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    SLI can technically work but the 8GB card would act as a 4GB one. As for the existence of an MXM 4GB 980M, I have not seen one but it could exist.
     
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    It's an Alienware card, and you have a Clevo machine? Is there any confirmation that the card will work due to that?

    The vRAM concern should not be an inhibiting factor for SLI to function.
     
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    I don't think I have seen a 4gb MXM Clevo card either, you might want to check where that one card came from.
     
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    Also note that the Vram would mean that you can't swap a vbios from an 8GB card meaning you would be very limited on that front.
     
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    Prema told me i cant mix 4&8gb for sli or i could try to switch vbios of my 8gb. Prefer to find a good 8gb deal :)
     
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    You are far safer matching cards, though on the desktop you certainly can mix ram amounts, nvidia do not lock that difference out in the drivers at least.
     
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