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December 15, 2007 9:13:22 AM

Hey guys i thought you might want to take a look at this :) 

AWESOME :sol: 

What do you guys think , i think i am in :love: 

http://www.guru3d.com/article/Videocards/481/


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December 15, 2007 9:31:56 AM

how bout a link u dumba$$
December 15, 2007 9:37:46 AM

Sorry i forgot about the link in my excitement corrected it Now
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December 15, 2007 10:35:59 AM

Big waist of money considering that the most you'll get out of SLI (two cards) with any game is at best is around 60% so how much more can tripple SLI give us, 25% more for tripple the price? Some people have more money then they have brains!
December 15, 2007 11:05:50 AM

Also doesn't Ati's Crossfire work a bit better? I was reading this on another forum and apparently it still doesnt give playable frame rates with crysis at 1920xwatever it is lol
December 15, 2007 11:29:27 AM

systemlord said:
Big waist of money considering that the most you'll get out of SLI (two cards) with any game is at best is around 60% so how much more can tripple SLI give us, 25% more for tripple the price? Some people have more money then they have brains!


Actually, the tests definitely show very big improvements in high stress tests.
I think you mean that some people have lots more money than you and that annoys you :>

And yes, my Wife would castrate me if I spent about $1800+ on Video cards :>>
Too bad it does not work with the 8800GT.
December 15, 2007 12:48:29 PM

At 2560x1600 with high AA and AF this is definitely worth it. ATI might need to get that Octo-Crossfire on the roadmap soon if they ever expect to compete in the high-end. I wish I had that kind of disposable income.
December 15, 2007 1:37:16 PM

Tri SLI and Qual Crossfire= Over kill
December 15, 2007 1:49:00 PM

Too bad it still can't run Crysis for **** on Very High qualities.
December 15, 2007 1:55:45 PM

Over kill is apparently a relative term.
December 15, 2007 2:00:39 PM

hrmm, i'd rather they make dual / quad GPU in a single card..
December 15, 2007 2:05:51 PM

Heyyou27, that looks like it could possibly be a driver issue in Crysis. I only say that because the it seems to scale pretty damn well in the other games, but the same gains dont seem that apparent with Crysis. Thats just my opinion though, we'll have to wait and see if a driver update could fix any of that. Too bad all the games dont scale as well as F.E.A.R, perfect 3x performance increase from the results in the original link at the highest res.
December 15, 2007 9:33:13 PM

Sheesh,

Are there any PSU out there powerful enough to handel triple or quad SLI,Crossfire?


Edit: 300'th post!
December 15, 2007 9:34:29 PM

Tri sli looks like a bit of a turkey. Cheapest card you can do it with is the gtx, and you'll need a power supply rated in the 'three gorges damn' bracket. Even if it worked flawlessly, that is a lot of money in anyones book.
Quad-crossfire will be alot cheaper, but then again, is it worth it either?

@blackened144, wasn't F.E.A.R the only game that worked (scaled) with the original quad-sli (gx250's)?
December 15, 2007 10:48:14 PM

zenmaster said:
Actually, the tests definitely show very big improvements in high stress tests.
I think you mean that some people have lots more money than you and that annoys you :>

And yes, my Wife would castrate me if I spent about $1800+ on Video cards :>>
Too bad it does not work with the 8800GT.


Actually I could go out and buy two more 8800GTX's but I like to be smart about spending money, I am not the kind of guy that just because I have enough money to buy two more 8800's mean that I will. I look at SLI as an abuse of the consumers, no one should have to buy $1800 worth of graphics cards to play a game. I could have purchased a $100,000 dollar sports car, but instead I just got a Honda S2000 which is pleny fast enough.
December 16, 2007 12:50:02 AM

i dont get why they dont just start making quadcore gpus
December 16, 2007 1:04:40 AM

Bring on the 1.2Kw PSU's!!!
December 16, 2007 3:26:36 PM

1500W of power!!! LOL I think quad 3870's for 1k would be better then triple 8800ultras for 1.8k.
December 16, 2007 3:29:52 PM

Actually, 3-way SLI doesn't seem that ridiculous if you already have 2 GTX/Ultra's. I'm actually considering it after seeing reviews of how well it scales with high IQ. I've been enjoying my GTXs for well over a year now (bought at a discount through EVGA Step-Up) and don't mind spending the extra dough. The only drawback I see (other than spending another $500 on a card) is I'll need a 1200W PSU - I can, however, re-use this in my next build.

Of course, you don't NEED to pay $1800 to play a game. As with anything, you do need to spend an inflated price if you want the fastest/best - it's the Mustang vs. Ferrari model. I think even nV understands not a lot of people are willing to spend this much for 25% more performance - 3-Way SLI, like Quad SLI, is more of an oooh-aaah product that will appeal to a small minority (contrarily, Quad SLI sucked compared to 3-Way SLI).

It's especially attractive to enthusiasts seeing that G100 probably won't be out until late spring or early summer (thanks to little competition from AMD in the high-end :pfff:  ).
December 22, 2007 1:02:28 PM

I have a water cooled EVGA 8800 GTX SLI running on a Thermaltake 700 W PSU soon to be a triple SLI water cooled running on the same PSU, and if I don’t have enough power I can simply remove power from the third card and go back to 2 way SLI until I get a bigger PSU. I do plan on going to a 1000W PSU but I’m waiting for Thermaltakes new tower case’s to come out because the 1000W PSU is too big for the case I have now.
December 22, 2007 1:38:32 PM

Nvidia and Ati should really work on making single cards utilize the pci-e 2.0 to it's fullest instead of scewing around with a thousand cards in one system. This is getting ridiculous... Hey when crysis 2 comes out what do we need to play that? How bout ten frickin cards, give me a break.
December 23, 2007 7:34:39 AM

deranged said:
Nvidia and Ati should really work on making single cards utilize the pci-e 2.0 to it's fullest instead of scewing around with a thousand cards in one system. This is getting ridiculous... Hey when crysis 2 comes out what do we need to play that? How bout ten frickin cards, give me a break.


The technology isn't here yet for any graphics card running at PCI-E 2.0.
December 28, 2007 12:57:37 PM

gone fishin' said:
My F50 will smoke your Lambo

my modded zx10 will crush your F50 up to 200mph.. and then ill lose
December 28, 2007 1:21:46 PM

BadDad / There's going to be a new Dark Power 1000w power supply released soon thats made for Tri-SLI. They will be sending me one soon for review,so i'll let you know how well it performs. BTW I have the Boreas up & running. Overclocking tests begins today to see how well it can handle temps. I can say that at idle with a QX6850 temps are 22c-20c-19c-19c not to bad at all.

baddad said:
I have a water cooled EVGA 8800 GTX SLI running on a Thermaltake 700 W PSU soon to be a triple SLI water cooled running on the same PSU, and if I don’t have enough power I can simply remove power from the third card and go back to 2 way SLI until I get a bigger PSU. I do plan on going to a 1000W PSU but I’m waiting for Thermaltakes new tower case’s to come out because the 1000W PSU is too big for the case I have now.

December 29, 2007 5:06:03 PM

WoW 800Watts full load @ default clocks. Thats balls. Considering that you might as well include the power bill in your system budget, and I'm not exagerating.
December 29, 2007 5:59:47 PM

stan116 said:
BadDad / There's going to be a new Dark Power 1000w power supply released soon thats made for Tri-SLI. They will be sending me one soon for review,so i'll let you know how well it performs. BTW I have the Boreas up & running. Overclocking tests begins today to see how well it can handle temps. I can say that at idle with a QX6850 temps are 22c-20c-19c-19c not to bad at all.


After trying to run Crysis in very high and seeing the machine just shut itself off I know for sure I need more juice. :lol: 
850W would work but theres just not enough connectors. It'll be after the first of the year before I get the new case and power supply so I will be interested in your opinion of the Dark Power 1000.
December 29, 2007 7:07:13 PM

harmattan said:
Actually, 3-way SLI doesn't seem that ridiculous if you already have 2 GTX/Ultra's. I'm actually considering it after seeing reviews of how well it scales with high IQ. I've been enjoying my GTXs for well over a year now (bought at a discount through EVGA Step-Up) and don't mind spending the extra dough. The only drawback I see (other than spending another $500 on a card) is I'll need a 1200W PSU - I can, however, re-use this in my next build.

Of course, you don't NEED to pay $1800 to play a game. As with anything, you do need to spend an inflated price if you want the fastest/best - it's the Mustang vs. Ferrari model. I think even nV understands not a lot of people are willing to spend this much for 25% more performance - 3-Way SLI, like Quad SLI, is more of an oooh-aaah product that will appeal to a small minority (contrarily, Quad SLI sucked compared to 3-Way SLI).

It's especially attractive to enthusiasts seeing that G100 probably won't be out until late spring or early summer (thanks to little competition from AMD in the high-end :pfff:  ).


If you are going to run Tri SLI, good luck cooling it.
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