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johann63
02-16-2006, 10:50 AM
http://www.nvidia.com/object/IO_28569.html

wonder what that price tag will be for machine and four cards.

johann63
02-16-2006, 10:50 AM
http://www.nvidia.com/object/IO_28569.html

wonder what that price tag will be for machine and four cards.

Troll2k
02-16-2006, 02:03 PM
It is just a marketing ploy.It will never see the light of day.

Mart-Man1959
02-16-2006, 06:59 PM
check this out..just released by Gigabyte.. with this mobo and a bunch-o-money... one could go wild...lol

http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/Motherboard/Product...GA-8N-SLI+Quad+Royal (http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/Motherboard/Products_Overview.aspx?ProductID=1957&ProductName=GA-8N-SLI+Quad+Royal)



Thermaltake Armor VA8000 case
AMD Athlon 64 4000+
Gigabyte K8N-Pro-SLI
OCZ Platinum Dual Channel 4x1024mb(2-3-2-5)
WD 250 gb SATA2 @7200rpm
Ultra X2 modular 550 watt psu
EVGA 256mb Nvidia 7800 GT (470 core- 1.1 ghz mem)
19€ Samsung 930B @1280x1024
Sound Blaster Audigy 2ZS
Creative 2.1 80 watt (semi-surround)..lol
HP Lightscribe
Logitech G7 Laser cordless mouse
Saitek Eclipse keyboard

Troll2k
02-17-2006, 01:27 AM
Just what I said ...hype.
It can not do quad sli.It can handle 4 video cards though. From a review from PC Pro:
(http://www.pcpro.co.uk/reviews/82404/gigabyte-ga8nsli-quad-royal.html)

"But before you rush out to buy a Quad Royal, jam in four 7800 GTX 512s and post the highest 3D scores ever, note that you can't actually use SLI over four slots. The first hurdle to overcome is for nVidia to actually release drivers that address more than two GPUs. There's no technical reason why SLI can't scale up to four GPUs or more, but two high-end cards are enough to play the newest games at their best for at least a year, so it's unlikely it will be a high priority for either consumers or developers.

The second hurdle is that SLI bridge connectors link only two cards. This dedicated high-speed data link is the only way to shift the huge amounts of data from one GPU straight into another at acceptable speeds. The 2GB/sec HyperTransport link struggles to relay the information between two cards quickly enough now, let alone split a render load four ways to allow each GPU to communicate with any other."

NonWonderDog
02-17-2006, 04:48 PM
In the silly thing I saw, they had each pair of cards physically connected to each other. Four cards fit into two PCI-express slots. Two SLI bridges were used to connect the double-card things.

It's still a useless gimmick, but it shouldn't take long to write drivers for it if they already have installation figured out.

....but why don't they just make one fast card instead of the SLI nonsense? Or even one card with two chips, Voodoo 5 style? It would certainly be cheaper...

Treetop64
02-17-2006, 04:56 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by NonWonderDog:

....but why don't they just make one fast card instead of the SLI nonsense? Or even one card with two chips, Voodoo 5 style? It would certainly be cheaper... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

That's exactly the reason why they won't do it!

Jeepers! One would need a 1000 watt power supply with 12 volt rails up the yahoo to run that quadilicious SLI setup!

jarink
02-17-2006, 07:32 PM
There will be SLI with either dual-core GPUs or dual processors very soon if there isn't already. 1 kilowatt power supplies, too. Sooner or later, you'll need a dedicated 220 circuit to power the PC.
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Corsair_Fanatic
02-17-2006, 07:38 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Treetop64:
That's exactly the reason why they won't do it!

Jeepers! One would need a 1000 watt power supply with 12 volt rails up the yahoo to run that quadilicious SLI setup! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yup, something like that (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817703003). Actually, the quad-SLI rig that Dell demo'd had external power bricks for the video card. But you get the the idea. Insane? Quite likely. But people with lots of disposable income will buy them, apparently. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif