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QUAD SLI OUT TO THE PUBLIC!!!!!!!!

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March 10, 2006 12:57:21 PM

Yesterday after the launch of the 7900gtx I went into allienware to check if they had them in stock they didn't just just had the in stock but also this
http://www.alienware.com/intro_pages/nvidia_quadsli.asp... WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT IT?

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March 10, 2006 1:13:17 PM

That's disgusting.
March 10, 2006 1:26:57 PM

You are right I just wanted to hear your opinion when I first saw it I thought
MMMM Quad SLI Hah the normal boosts about 30%to35% imagine what the quad SLI Just think one card 100% two of them 135% three 170% and four 205% so you pay 400% price for 205% over the single card NO THANK YOU
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March 10, 2006 1:57:26 PM

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You are right I just wanted to hear your opinion when I first saw it I thought
MMMM Quad SLI Hah the normal boosts about 30%to35% imagine what the quad SLI Just think one card 100% two of them 135% three 170% and four 205% so you pay 400% price for 205% over the single card NO THANK YOU


It doesn't look like they are using 7900GTX 512's for the setup. It looks more likely to be a proprietary 7900GT 256 setup. You have the same amount of RAM as in an standard 7900GTX 512 setup, with twice the pixel pipelines and GPU's to provide throughput. The best news about this is that there is a drive that will support Quad SLi with could be used with Asus or Gigabytes Dual GPU cards in an SLi configuration. So you could do it yourself, with a standard SLi Mobo. Albeit with lest Bandwidth than a true Quad SLi Mobo.

Regards,


P.S. As you can see from my signature, I am running a FX5900 Ultra. I don't even have PCIe, let alone SLi. So I have no vested interest in it, but it makes sense for performance because that is the way that processors are going. i.e. Parallel processing of lower clocked cores.
March 10, 2006 2:01:21 PM

I've checked on it they are using 7900GTX 512mb
March 10, 2006 2:13:07 PM

I think nvidia only started the quad-SLi thing because they want to have dual-core options in the future and the driver setup will already be there. That and to give the manufacturers the option to put two GPUs on the same card like MSI did.
March 10, 2006 2:17:03 PM

Voodoo has it also
March 10, 2006 2:19:35 PM

HAahahahahahah Maxiius nice signature man and its the truth too LOL
March 10, 2006 2:23:26 PM

i always thought that you needed 4 PCIe 16X slots in order to get quad SLI with this they only use 2. interesting.

and people could get quad SLI before this. Gigabyte makes a board that has 4 PCIe 16X slots
March 10, 2006 2:29:16 PM

No you couldnt the board that gigabyte made had 4X16X pci-e but you could only use 2X16X pci-e SLI and another 2X16X pci-e SLI so you only had a double SLI system NOT a Quad SlI system which combines the power of the 4 cards and unleashs it . Understand?
March 10, 2006 2:29:28 PM

An utter waste of money, but hey, I like watching rich kids spend their trust funds on incremental performance increases.
March 10, 2006 2:33:18 PM

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I've checked on it they are using 7900GTX 512mb


Could you provide a link because all I saw on the sight was "4 nVidia GPU's". No mention of what core they were. I did however see that they do have 4 x 512MB GDDR3 of RAM onboard. So they could very well be 7900GTX 512. But the cooling solutions look more like 7900GT's or even 7600GT's

Regards,
March 10, 2006 2:34:34 PM

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An utter waste of money, but hey, I like watching rich kids spend their trust funds on incremental performance increases.


I like it better when I can buy their old rigs on eBay for half of what it would have cost me brand new. :D 
March 10, 2006 2:43:11 PM

If you want to see that there are 7900GTXs go to build your own quad SLI rig in the Allienware webpage and you'll notice that at the lace where you select cards for the quad SLI theres only one option 7900GTX 512mb
March 10, 2006 2:44:52 PM

LOL i wouldn't be surprised if someone got qa Quad SLI system that they would blow every fuse in there house. weel i guess that would be if they are using a power hungry intel CPU with it.
March 10, 2006 2:50:44 PM

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If you want to see that there are 7900GTXs go to build your own quad SLI rig in the Allienware webpage and you'll notice that at the lace where you select cards for the quad SLI theres only one option 7900GTX 512mb


Thanks for the info. I will check it out. I wonder if they underclock them so that they don't overheat. I wouldn't think you'd need all four GPU's running at 690MHz or whatever the default core frequencey is. Just a thought.
March 10, 2006 2:51:29 PM

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It's truly pointless. Normal SLI gives like a 20-30% boost over a single card, so it's not worth having quad SLI setup.


Yeah it is but for those rich enough to be able to buy a 30" monitor, this would be the solution for it for it can run ultra high resolution while still achieving great performance.

But the way graphics cards changing every several months this would be outdated by next year so it's practical to just buy one graphics but it would be a lot better though with this quad sli.
March 10, 2006 2:54:23 PM

That little disc in your power meter outside would be spinning faster then those new CD-rom drives :lol: 
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