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Zotac Designs GeForce GTX 460 X2 Graphics Card

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a b Î Nvidia
October 26, 2010 5:27:26 PM

http://www.techpowerup.com/133384/Zotac-Designs-GeForce...

The card uses an NVIDIA nForce 200 bridge chip to semaphore and broadcast data between the two GPUs, a dual 3+1+1 phase VRM that draws power from two 8-pin PCI-E power connectors, and display connectivity is relayed to the rear-panel from both the GPUs, that's four dual-link DVI, and one mini-HDMI. What this also means is that with just this one card, you can use the 3D Vision Surround feature, while retaining SLI multi-GPU scaling. If that's not all, there's a SLI connector, which lets you pair this with another card of its kind, for GTX 460 Quad-SLI. Zotac is yet to finalize a cooling solution to suit it best. GF104 could be NVIDIA's easiest route to a dual-GPU graphics card that establishes performance leadership. The GF104 physically has 384 CUDA cores (336 on Zotac's card, since it's in the GTX 460 configuration), and has shown to be capable of high GPU/Shader clock speeds. More details about Zotac's card are awaited.



Nice.
October 26, 2010 5:52:32 PM

A bit late to the table I think, could have used this a few months ago.
a b Î Nvidia
October 26, 2010 6:05:50 PM

deweycd said:
A bit late to the table I think, could have used this a few months ago.

Late ? There are MANY people that have only one pci-e slot that would love to get this level of performance. The only other dual gpu dx11 card , is the uber expensive 5970.

If your always comparing relevance to your own needs, then I guess you would call the Barts launch 'to late' to ?
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a c 171 Î Nvidia
October 26, 2010 6:08:25 PM

There's a lot of PCB sitting proud of the SLi finger don't you think?
a b Î Nvidia
October 26, 2010 6:10:31 PM

They must have wanted to keep the board short ? I noticed all the VRM's in that odd position to. It looks setup for a over the top dual fan setup. Not reference, blower type.
a c 171 Î Nvidia
October 26, 2010 6:15:57 PM

Looking at the mounting holes it could end up quite a chunky puppy.
a c 404 Î Nvidia
October 26, 2010 6:27:56 PM

Here's what Guru3d had to say about it:
"Now history has proven that these photo's accidentally leak out, create some hype and then you never hear from the actual product again (very cheap advertising). Still we'll see ... the card has two GeForce GTX 460 1 GB GPUs in SLI configuration, much like every other dual-GPU NVIDIA card."
October 26, 2010 6:31:00 PM

WOW i was just thinking about an upgrade ,thanks notty22,any info on price or release date ?
October 26, 2010 6:35:11 PM

As MattO17secs just said, don't hold your breath waiting for this to come to market. There have been many like this in the past that just went away because newer cards came out that trumped their market.
a c 171 Î Nvidia
October 26, 2010 6:42:30 PM

ortoklaz said:
WOW i was just thinking about an upgrade ,thanks notty22,any info on price or release date ?

It could end up going the same way as the GTX490, as in a few pictures but no substance.
a c 404 Î Nvidia
October 26, 2010 6:44:14 PM

Mousemonkey said:
It could end up going the same way as the GTX490, as in a few pictures but no substance.

I'm thinking the next generation cards will be released before they can get this dual chip 460 out to market. Either way, good things are in store.
October 26, 2010 6:50:49 PM

2x 8 pin=not happening. There was a dual 470 prototype too a while back, wheres that? Nvidia has to deliver a good dual card, and AMD needs physics accelerator, both are late on their promises. :lol: 
October 26, 2010 7:48:16 PM

Actually we don't need AMD working on Physics, we need a universal standard that could kill of Nvidia's physics and make it easier for companies to put games to market that use physics.
October 26, 2010 7:58:42 PM

deweycd said:
Actually we don't need AMD working on Physics, we need a universal standard that could kill of Nvidia's physics and make it easier for companies to put games to market that use physics.


I agree, something like DX, but i doubt it will happen.
a c 404 Î Nvidia
October 26, 2010 10:48:49 PM

Yeah, the PhysX thing generally gets left out of most discussions, but in my experience, it's a pretty cool add on. When we discuss good graphics, we usually are talking about quality images, but PhysX is all about adding more actual fun into the gameplay.
October 26, 2010 11:49:26 PM

17seconds said:
Yeah, the PhysX thing generally gets left out of most discussions, but in my experience, it's a pretty cool add on. When we discuss good graphics, we usually are talking about quality images, but PhysX is all about adding more actual fun into the gameplay.


I find it unrealistic when its used, but thats just me. Not used much though.
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