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Old 06-11-05, 05:17 AM
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Nvidia = Crazy

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As hardcore gamers constantly want more and more power out of their hardware, designers of appropriate products are working to fulfill the demand. According to a web-site, NVIDIA Corp. has plans to enable four-way graphics solutions as early as in several month time. Currently, some makers of mainboards are already testing their products with four slots for graphics cards. NVIDIA ForceWare Release 90 drivers are expected to allow up to four graphics processors (GPUs) to work in collaboration, The Inquirer web-site has reported. It is anticipated that the driver will be available sometime late this year or early in 2006. Theoretically, this may allow installation of four graphics cards or two graphics cards each of which utilize two GPUs. While the cost of 4-way multi-GPU solution is unlikely to be lower than $1800 - $2000 or more only for graphics cards, provided that the drivers work fine, end users who agree to pay that amount of money are likely to get unbelievable performance. Even ATI Technologies, who first doubted about the success of multi-GPU technologies on the desktop market, recently said that 4-way multi-GPU was possible on the consumer market. Gigabyte Technology, a leading maker of mainboards, has developed GA-8N-SLI-Quad-Royal mainboard that has four physical PCI Express x16 slots for graphics cards. The platform is designed for Intel Pentium 4 processors and incorporates a pretty unusual set of NVIDIA’s logic: nForce4 SLI x16 Intel Edition SPP as well as nForce4 SLI for AMD processors. The chips are connected using 16-/16-bit 800MHz HyperTransport link which provides 3.20GB/s bandwidth in total, whereas every PCI Express x16 slot provides 5GB/s bandwidth to hosted graphics cards. Theoretically, such mainboard may make four available PCI Express slots for graphics cards, allowing create four-way SLI configurations provided that there is either appropriate MIO connector, or NVIDIA manages to allow SLI without connection between all the graphics cards. NVIDIA currently neither confirms, nor denies possibilities of four-way multi-GPU applications. “It looks like a great technology demo,” a spokesman for NVIDIA Corp. has said about Gigabyte’s GA-8N-SLI-Quad-Royal. The technology may become very interesting for professionals seeking for the highest performance possible.
But why??? looks like I will need 4 x 7800GTX 512mb :rollingla

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Old 06-11-05, 07:03 AM
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waste of money
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Old 06-11-05, 08:51 AM
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Old 06-11-05, 09:38 AM
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stupid nvidia...

they should release better drivers instead of making new BS technology
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Old 06-11-05, 10:29 AM
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Yep totally. Two GPU's is a waste: never mind 4
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Yep totally. Two GPU's is a waste: never mind 4
I don't think I agree with that one Kemp... After picking up my second 6800GT i'd never go back to a single. It gave me a stellar increase in performance and resolution enhancement I'm not sure I could live w/o anymore
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I don't think I agree with that one Kemp... After picking up my second 6800GT i'd never go back to a single. It gave me a stellar increase in performance and resolution enhancement I'm not sure I could live w/o anymore
Yeah ok maybe I should clarify: Two GPU's on one board is a waste of cash
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Old 06-11-05, 11:19 AM
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*sigh* 4 GPU's - they are just taking the piss out of the people that can afford this.
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Yeah ok maybe I should clarify: Two GPU's on one board is a waste of cash
Rgr that!
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Old 06-11-05, 11:23 AM
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I don't think I agree with that one Kemp... After picking up my second 6800GT i'd never go back to a single. It gave me a stellar increase in performance and resolution enhancement I'm not sure I could live w/o anymore
you would have a different reply if you had 2 GTX's :rollingla
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