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EVGA Experiments With 4-Way Fermi GTX 480 SLI

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Oh, you bet it can!!

The GeForce GTX 480 is the fastest single-GPU solution available right now; but if that's not enough speed for you, then how about putting four of them together?

PC maker CyberPower posted on its Facebook page showing an EVGA setup with four GeForce GTX 480s in a very impressive 4-way SLI setup. According to Techpowerup, EVGA tested the cards on a X58 Classified 4-way SLI motherboard with a special SLI bridge that makes it all possible.

Sadly, no benchmark results yet, but with such a graphical monster on EVGA's hands, we don't imagine details to be secret for very long.

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    touchdowntexas13 , April 13, 2010 1:51 AM
    Now that, could fry an egg...
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    Marco925 , April 13, 2010 1:56 AM
    touchdowntexas13Now that, could fry an egg...

    I'm thinking how I'd be sitting by the campfire with these things, One guy play Crysis while the rest of us Roast Marshmallows
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    Shadow703793 , April 13, 2010 1:02 AM
    Never mind the benchs, what are the temps?!?!? That thing doesn't even look like it's water cooled even....
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    Shadow703793 , April 13, 2010 1:02 AM
    Never mind the benchs, what are the temps?!?!? That thing doesn't even look like it's water cooled even....
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    werfu , April 13, 2010 1:15 AM
    I guess your really don't need to run these full load, so the temps should not raise too much if the case has enough positive air flow. Noise could be an issue though.
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    touchdowntexas13 , April 13, 2010 1:51 AM
    Now that, could fry an egg...
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    Marco925 , April 13, 2010 1:51 AM
    What is that motherboard with all the PCI-E Sockets? Geeezzz....
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    bogcotton , April 13, 2010 1:53 AM
    mgoblue3296And if Nvidia makes a dual GPU card of these (on par with the 5970) think of those in a 4-way SLI. Or should I say, 8 way.


    I'm pretty sure that isn't possible, as, as far as I know [lol at all those as's] quad sli is as high as sli goes.
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    Marco925 , April 13, 2010 1:56 AM
    touchdowntexas13Now that, could fry an egg...

    I'm thinking how I'd be sitting by the campfire with these things, One guy play Crysis while the rest of us Roast Marshmallows
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    zoemayne , April 13, 2010 1:57 AM
    having 4 of them tightly packed like that temps will be an issue. probably need an extra fan(s) on them.
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    saaiello , April 13, 2010 1:58 AM
    Anyone need an overpriced space heater? :lol: 
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    epkfaile , April 13, 2010 2:05 AM
    hey, where can i get that sli bridge? i want one! :D 
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    frostyfireball , April 13, 2010 2:05 AM
    SAAIELLOAnyone need an overpriced space heater?

    Space heater? That could probably heat a small house alone!
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    Hupiscratch , April 13, 2010 2:12 AM
    During the winter should be a piece of cake to live with this assembly. It even heats your house.
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    brendano257 , April 13, 2010 2:14 AM
    Yesss! I was going to get a 4 grill propane range, but this is just soooo much better ;) 
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    micr0be , April 13, 2010 2:15 AM
    but can it cook crysis ? ........
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    epkfaile , April 13, 2010 2:16 AM
    and plays your games at the same time! just dont burn your food while playing games :p 
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    one-shot , April 13, 2010 2:24 AM
    There is an issue with drivers. Read around the web and you'll see the reason why it's not up and running. I need some more Fermi Boxes to look at.....
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    yannifb , April 13, 2010 2:24 AM
    Apparently you need a special case with fans directly blowing on the 480's to have an optimum sli setup according to Nvidia. Im guessing the case you need for this is going to be built to protect the user from the heat.
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    garry__ , April 13, 2010 2:30 AM
    This puppy is an all-in-one solution; with temperatures like that it'll be able to cook your food, heat your home, and will suffice all your computer needs.
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    simple_inhibition , April 13, 2010 2:36 AM
    holy electric bill nvidiaman! thats a 1000 watts of power in video cards alone paired with a $2000 price tag. no thanks!
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    micr0be , April 13, 2010 2:40 AM
    try rendering camp fires with it .... looks real , feels real .... must be real ....
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