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Possible to get 4 GTX 690 squized into one rig?

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August 12, 2012 8:31:12 PM

Hey

Iv actually been trying to see if a can find someone with 4 GTX 690 in their systems, but even though i search for "GTX 690 Quad SLI" It allways comes up with only 2 of em. I guess thats because 1 of those cards are almost as powerfull as 2 other high-end cards?

Anyways, the question is the title :p 

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August 12, 2012 8:33:39 PM

4 690's would be the definition of pointless imo.
August 12, 2012 8:34:54 PM

I know right, but is it possible?
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August 12, 2012 8:37:43 PM

Yes its possible, people have benchmarked it but the performance is nowhere near good enough to justify the cost.
August 12, 2012 8:37:45 PM

well the lga 2011 motherboards seem to have 4 pcie slots 16/16/8/8 with 1 normal pci slot always in between, but it would just burn up, as there would be no space for air to flow. also 2 690 would be waste of money as second 690 would not even be utilized by current games. i dont have such systems but 3rd and 4th core simply would not be used that much by system.
a b U Graphics card
August 12, 2012 8:38:28 PM

its sad that this is what TOMs GPU section is becoming, to answer the OPs question....... :non: 

in 3 way sli the third gpu acts like the performance increase of a nipple, the 4th would be even more severely diminishing increases in performance if at all....

bottom line youd be better off with 3 680s
a b U Graphics card
August 12, 2012 8:44:50 PM

Quad SLi is the most performance you can get. That would be two gtx690s. Two GPUs are on one board. The most you can use is two. That's why all the worlds highest benchmarks are 4 gtx680s or 4 HD7970s. 4 gtx680s performs slightly better than 2 gtx690s. You can't use 8 GPUs, 4 x gtx690 doesn't work like you would want it to.
a b U Graphics card
August 12, 2012 8:47:46 PM

yeah it is not a recommended setup, imo 2 680 4gb is what you should look for if you have unlimited money to blow.... or 1 690, but not two
August 12, 2012 8:49:39 PM

Right but to answer the question it is possible, nobody would recommend it but it is possible.
a b U Graphics card
August 12, 2012 8:55:15 PM

JTV said:
Right but to answer the question it is possible, nobody would recommend it but it is possible.


Show me proof that you can SLi 8 GPU's together....

It is not possible, there are no drivers for it.

A gtx690 is two gtx680s in one card. There for, 4 gtx690s = 8 GPUs. Show me that you can SLi 8 GPUs. No one has done it, it is not possible, there are no drivers for it.
a b U Graphics card
August 12, 2012 9:02:58 PM

JTV said:
Yes its possible, people have benchmarked it but the performance is nowhere near good enough to justify the cost.


it is not possible to sli more then 4 cards. 4 690s is 8 cards

jjb8675309 said:
its sad that this is what TOMs GPU section is becoming, to answer the OPs question....... :non: 

in 3 way sli the third gpu acts like the performance increase of a nipple, the 4th would be even more severely diminishing increases in performance if at all....

bottom line youd be better off with 3 680s


agreed

stickg1 said:
Quad SLi is the most performance you can get. That would be two gtx690s. Two GPUs are on one board. The most you can use is two. That's why all the worlds highest benchmarks are 4 gtx680s or 4 HD7970s. 4 gtx680s performs slightly better than 2 gtx690s. You can't use 8 GPUs, 4 x gtx690 doesn't work like you would want it to.


agreed

JTV said:
Right but to answer the question it is possible, nobody would recommend it but it is possible.


wrong wrong wrong. 4 is the max this situation would be 8



a b U Graphics card
August 12, 2012 9:11:46 PM

I could be wrong, but the biggest advantage of a Tri-GPU system is that due to the way AFR works, 3 GTX 680's would actually be smoother and more enjoyable then 2 GTX 690s, right? 3 Cards = less microstuttering?

August 12, 2012 9:18:39 PM

Now im confused as to what the op was originally asking, it is possible to quad sli 690's i know that i didnt know he meant 4 physical 690 cards.
a b U Graphics card
August 12, 2012 9:21:44 PM

stant1rm said:
I could be wrong, but the biggest advantage of a Tri-GPU system is that due to the way AFR works, 3 GTX 680's would actually be smoother and more enjoyable then 2 GTX 690s, right? 3 Cards = less microstuttering?


IDK, I honestly couldn't tell you. I don't see why you would need more than 2 gtx680s period. If it's your goal to have the highest benchmark scores, that's all well and good. I think it's best to just run one strong GPU as long as you can until you need that 2nd one to keep up with the new titles coming out. I'm not hating on any SLi or CF-X guys out there. I've CF-X'd 6870s and 6950s before.

But to reiterate the answer to the OPs question. The max is 2 gtx690s or 4 gtx680s. Quad SLi is the best you can do right now.
August 12, 2012 9:45:00 PM

grimsonfart said:
Hey

Iv actually been trying to see if a can find someone with 4 GTX 690 in their systems, but even though i search for "GTX 690 Quad SLI" It allways comes up with only 2 of em. I guess thats because 1 of those cards are almost as powerfull as 2 other high-end cards?

Anyways, the question is the title :p 


GTX690 is already SLI between 2 GTX680 crammed in the same PCB

So to put 4 GTX690 you need a mobo that supports octo-sli
a b U Graphics card
August 12, 2012 9:56:30 PM

Dangi said:
GTX690 is already SLI between 2 GTX680 crammed in the same PCB

So to put 4 GTX690 you need a mobo that supports octo-sli


Which as previously stated doesn't exist. There aren't motherboards for it, there aren't drivers for it, none, nada, zip. Do a little research before posting.
a b U Graphics card
August 12, 2012 10:33:21 PM

stant1rm said:
Do a little research before posting.


^+100
August 12, 2012 10:48:30 PM

A gtx 690 is a dual graphics card, meaning having 2 of them is like having 4 cards (gtx 680s). You don't need to be Einstein to figure this out and it's sad that the first 4 replies have no clue what they are talking about *facepalm*.
August 13, 2012 8:28:05 AM

hey mine was the 4th reply, and i wrote that such setup is waste of money, so i am now waiting for your apology xD
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well the lga 2011 motherboards seem to have 4 pcie slots 16/16/8/8 with 1 normal pci slot always in between, but it would just burn up, as there would be no space for air to flow. also 2 690 would be waste of money as second 690 would not even be utilized by current games. i dont have such systems but 3rd and 4th core simply would not be used that much by system.
August 13, 2012 9:20:16 AM

jjb8675309 said:
its sad that this is what TOMs GPU section is becoming, to answer the OPs question....... :non: 

in 3 way sli the third gpu acts like the performance increase of a nipple, the 4th would be even more severely diminishing increases in performance if at all....

bottom line youd be better off with 3 680s
This is a forum right? Thats where all the questions go, and if that is a problem for you, maybe you shoud go to another forum
August 13, 2012 9:22:39 AM

JTV said:
Now im confused as to what the op was originally asking, it is possible to quad sli 690's i know that i didnt know he meant 4 physical 690 cards.
YE? Quad means 4...
August 13, 2012 9:25:01 AM

stant1rm said:
Which as previously stated doesn't exist. There aren't motherboards for it, there aren't drivers for it, none, nada, zip. Do a little research before posting.
And so i did. Read my whole post. I did NOT find anything related to 4 690's. I then wanted to ask a question to the forums, and it seems like alot of people dont like it... WHY? >:|
August 13, 2012 11:38:17 AM

grimsonfart said:
YE? Quad means 4...



Wow i didnt know quad meant 4...Seriously.

The fact that iamcacoa comes in here and basically points out whats already been said is a little funny though, as i said when you said can you do quad sli on 690 i correctly answered yes you can but i didnt realise you meant 4 physical 690 cards rather than 2 cards witch obviously have 2 gpus each. Thats where the confusion was.
a b U Graphics card
August 13, 2012 1:30:44 PM

OP got answer several times now, moderation: this thread is over
a c 289 U Graphics card
August 13, 2012 1:38:27 PM

It's possible to have them in the rig but it's not possible to SLI them all together. There was a guy that had 8 GTX 680 in his GPGPU rig a few weeks, he had 7 working but could not get 8th to work. In the end I think he made them all work.
August 13, 2012 2:29:02 PM

Sunius said:
It's possible to have them in the rig but it's not possible to SLI them all together. There was a guy that had 8 GTX 680 in his GPGPU rig a few weeks, he had 7 working but could not get 8th to work. In the end I think he made them all work.


Sounds like more money than sense to me :non: 
a b U Graphics card
August 13, 2012 3:19:51 PM

Can oyu but a board with 8 16X PCIE slots with double spacing?
August 13, 2012 3:29:23 PM

If you're looking to throw money away I am always willing to accept free money.
August 13, 2012 3:33:22 PM

grimsonfart said:
And so i did. Read my whole post. I did NOT find anything related to 4 690's. I then wanted to ask a question to the forums, and it seems like alot of people dont like it... WHY? >:|



Because you are either trolling, or purposly wasting peoples time asking erronious questions.

You got your answer. Good day ;) 
August 13, 2012 7:18:55 PM

stant1rm said:
Which as previously stated doesn't exist. There aren't motherboards for it, there aren't drivers for it, none, nada, zip. Do a little research before posting.

Well maybe you should do a little research before replying.

I never said there are out there octo-sli boards, however http://fastra2.ua.ac.be/ these guys put together a rig with 7 GPUs and made it work 3 years ago, maybe it's not possible to put 8 GPUs in the same board but 7 has been proved doable
a b U Graphics card
August 13, 2012 8:08:46 PM

Dangi said:
Well maybe you should do a little research before replying.

I never said there are out there octo-sli boards, however http://fastra2.ua.ac.be/ these guys put together a rig with 7 GPUs and made it work 3 years ago, maybe it's not possible to put 8 GPUs in the same board but 7 has been proved doable


You implied there were OCTO-SLI boards. What was it you said? "a board that supports octo-SLI". Which doesn't exist. You can't reference something that doesn't exist.

The link you posted was a 13 GPU system (6 GTX 295's and 1 GTX 275), and it wasn't SLI. Did you even read through it? They made extensive driver, BIOS, and Linux modifications. It also was very unstable. "Although the system is up and running, we are still experiencing software stability issues, probably caused by an incompatibility between the video drivers and the BIOS and Linux modifications we had to use. Check out the blog for more details on the current status of FASTRA II."

Stop digging your own hole. Please.
a b U Graphics card
August 13, 2012 8:39:36 PM

Yes, you can run more than 4 GPUs, they just can't process graphics in unison for a display. They can all be used for computation. And from what I have read it can be difficult to get working properly, but the most GPUs you can run for gaming or graphical benchmarks would be Quad SLi.
a b U Graphics card
August 13, 2012 9:13:32 PM

stickg1 said:
Yes, you can run more than 4 GPUs, they just can't process graphics in unison for a display. They can all be used for computation. And from what I have read it can be difficult to get working properly, but the most GPUs you can run for gaming or graphical benchmarks would be Quad SLi.


but taking from how he talked it was for computations not gaming.
October 11, 2012 3:46:48 PM

Actually, at magicmicro.com the configurator allows you to set up 4 GTX690s in one system... Not sure what point there would be in doing this though... (One quad sli for computing and one for graphics???)
October 11, 2012 4:53:46 PM

2 690s for gaming, 1 for folding at home and 1 for physX xD
a b U Graphics card
October 12, 2012 1:16:09 PM

oh yeah, GREAT use of funds!
October 13, 2012 9:53:46 AM

I know right? Everyone should do it!
a c 271 U Graphics card
October 13, 2012 11:12:33 AM

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