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Dimension XPS Gen3 and nVidia SLI

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Anonymous
September 12, 2004 2:24:09 PM

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Hi folks,

does anybody know if two of the new 6600 GT or 6800 with SLI-connector
works with an Dimension XPS Gen3 motherboard? Two PCIe-slots are
available, mechanical it should work...

Regards,
Manuel
Anonymous
September 13, 2004 1:59:17 AM

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There is only ONE PCI Express x16 slot. The other is a PCI Express x1 slot.
Can the card work with an x1 slot?

Also, NVidia does not truly implement PCI Express into their chipsets yet,
as ATI does. NVidia is using an AGP to PCI Express bridge chip, so you
would still be getting the equivalent of an AGP card. That said, however,
there probably is not much difference speedwise between AGP8X and PCI-E x16.
The theoretical differences are quite large, but not the current real-world
performance.

"Manuel Fischer" <manuelfischer@gmx.net> wrote in message
news:2qime9Fvrge1U1@uni-berlin.de...
> Hi folks,
>
> does anybody know if two of the new 6600 GT or 6800 with SLI-connector
> works with an Dimension XPS Gen3 motherboard? Two PCIe-slots are
> available, mechanical it should work...
>
> Regards,
> Manuel
Anonymous
September 14, 2004 12:59:21 AM

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"Guess Who" schrieb:

> There is only ONE PCI Express x16 slot. The other is a PCI Express
> x1 slot. Can the card work with an x1 slot?

Yes, all PCI Express cards, which use a full 16x slot work
with 1x slots, they will only work a little bit slower.

> Also, NVidia does not truly implement PCI Express into their
> chipsets yet, as ATI does.

The new Geforce 6600 GT has a plain PCI Express interface, there
is no bridge chip!

Regards,
Manuel
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