Meaning of SLI Ready

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I am looking at the EVGA 256-P2-N615-TX GeForce 7600GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card at newegg.com, among other video card possibilities. This particular EVGA card is SLI Ready.

What exactly does "SLI Ready" mean? This card itself is not an SLI card, is it? Does SLI Ready mean that it could work in tandem with an SLI card added to one's system at a later time? If so, what would be the necessary specs (memory, memory speed, etc.) of that SLI add-on card to be compatible?

If the EVGA 256-P2-N615-TX card already uses a PCI Express x16 slot, into what would an add-on SLI card fit into?
 
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You would need a second pci express slot for a sli card make certain that both cards are from the same range and both are sly capable
 
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rjemery said:
But what does SLI Ready mean? Ready for what?
What it means is.........if you have an SLI capable motherboard, and you are willing to buy 2 of the same type card you can run them in SLI. Two cards working as one in simple terms. In not so simple terms they alternate certain parts of the 3D format.

Google would be your friend on this one, try "Scalable Link Interface".
 
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It meens that eigter the card or the mobo is capable of using two grapics cards in tandem. The cards would basicly work together doing the work of one. Webdef:This is a technology from Nvidia that allows 2 PCIE graphics cards in the same computer system to be linked, thus sharing the load of the image being created. Cards in SLI are linked via a small hardware bridge. This makes for some hugley powerful gaming systems.
 
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