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Asus P5W DH Deluxe and ATI’s triple-play physics?

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November 9, 2006 3:59:01 AM

Will this board be able to work with ATI’s triple-play physics? Any thoughts? I'm trying to future proof as much as possible.

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Mooney101
November 9, 2006 5:31:29 AM

Triple play....no
Crossfire physx...yes

Confused yet???

Clarification....
You'll see that the ASUS P5W DH DELUXE only has 2 16x slots....

TRIPLE PLAY physics require 3 pci 16x slots (one of them runs 4x or 8x for the physx lane)

But see....crossfire physx only requires 2 cards. One of them focuses on graphics and the otherone focuses on physx.

Hope I helped you out.
~3lfk1ng
November 9, 2006 7:24:15 AM

Quote:
Triple play....no
Crossfire physx...yes

P5W DH DELUXE only has 2 16x slots....

TRIPLE PLAY physics require 3 pci 16x slots (one of them runs 4x or 8x for the physx lane)

But see....crossfire physx only requires 2 cards. One of them focuses on graphics and the otherone focuses on physx.

Hope I helped you out.
~3lfk1ng


Yes but wouldn't both PCIe run at 8x mod when crossfire enable?
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November 9, 2006 1:52:46 PM

Nope it has 2 physical 16x with 16x electrical connection.

Even if that was the case, it's been shown no to remove alot if any performance. Dunno if the new R600 will make use of the extra bandwith, remains to be seen.
November 9, 2006 3:56:00 PM

SO with Crossfire physics one card would run as 16x then the other would run physics at 8x right? I could live with that becuase I still have no clue it I'll even go the dual card way yet, and with three WOW. :) 
November 10, 2006 3:36:56 AM

The only confirmed board to work with Triple Play is RD600.
Im more allured by using my old card for physics than to use three cards at once tough.
November 10, 2006 3:46:24 AM

I think three cards is just INSANE but the thought of being able to use the old one for physics looks awesome, IF IT TRULY WORKS WELL.
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