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Nvidia 197.55 Drivers Enable 4-way Fermi SLI

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 74 comments

Got the need for speed (and a lot of money)? This is the driver you've been waiting for.

When the Nvidia GeForce GTX 480 and GTX 470 launched, it only supported SLI with three GPUs. While supplies of the new Fermi-based cards are still scarce, now those who find three cards not enough now have an upgrade path to add-in a fourth card.

Nvidia today released GeForce WHQL drivers version 197.55 that enables 4-way SLI for GTX 480 and GTX 470 cards.

Grab them at the links below:

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    rjkucia , April 22, 2010 1:02 AM
    I can feel the heat from here already...
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    coopchennick , April 22, 2010 1:00 AM
    In other news, Iran is negotiating with nVidia in hopes to acquire this nuclear reactor.
  • 26 Hide
    backin5 , April 22, 2010 1:33 AM
    Alternative title for this article:

    "Nvidia 197.55 Drivers Enable Easy-Bake Oven"
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  • 27 Hide
    coopchennick , April 22, 2010 1:00 AM
    In other news, Iran is negotiating with nVidia in hopes to acquire this nuclear reactor.
  • 29 Hide
    rjkucia , April 22, 2010 1:02 AM
    I can feel the heat from here already...
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    dogofwars , April 22, 2010 1:03 AM
    Hmmm 2000$ and beyond just in card wow ;) 
  • 25 Hide
    dogofwars , April 22, 2010 1:04 AM
    -Hey it's hot today
    -No it's just the neighbor using a 4 Way SLI 480 GTX
    - !???
  • 13 Hide
    ryman546 , April 22, 2010 1:05 AM
    lol yes they pack some heat. Alot of power cranking out of them though.
  • 19 Hide
    bdcrlsn , April 22, 2010 1:05 AM
    That'll keep many a basement cozy during the winter months.
  • 7 Hide
    warmon6 , April 22, 2010 1:07 AM
    Fire up those cards! Need a little more heat to cook my marshmallow
  • 18 Hide
    rhelme , April 22, 2010 1:11 AM
    So do they make a 2000 watt power supply yet?
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    tipmen , April 22, 2010 1:14 AM
    Great Scott! You will need a fission reactor to power that rig.
  • 19 Hide
    brother shrike , April 22, 2010 1:15 AM
    The drivers may allow it, but the laws of physics don't. There's no way you can use four of those things without your rig melting.
  • 8 Hide
    pbrigido , April 22, 2010 1:16 AM
    In other words:

    "Cook your eggs 4 times as fast."
  • 20 Hide
    titdoctor , April 22, 2010 1:18 AM
    1 question.. why?
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    winterblade , April 22, 2010 1:27 AM
    Am I the only one that is getting links to 2006ish news instead the regular next or previous article??
  • 26 Hide
    backin5 , April 22, 2010 1:33 AM
    Alternative title for this article:

    "Nvidia 197.55 Drivers Enable Easy-Bake Oven"
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    Snipergod87 , April 22, 2010 1:39 AM
    fromt he article tom's published a link to before you are screwed unless you have an i7 980, the cpu load on an i7 965 is to much... This build would cost a hug amount of money and a rather big PSU. Ont he other hand you dont need heading in the winter, and yo can single handly melt icebergs now lol
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    micky_lund , April 22, 2010 1:41 AM
    lol..who would waste this much money on SLi? they showed somewhere that the 4th card gave like an extra 12.7% performance...
    so 4 cards would give around 270% performance over 1 card... somehow i dont think this is worth the extra price, and the cost of the mobo and PSU
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    danimal_the_animal , April 22, 2010 1:43 AM
    WOW I wonder what kind of power supply has (8)x 8 pin power connectors...just CRAZY!
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    Blink , April 22, 2010 1:46 AM
    But will they fry my 8800GTS?
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    vsgm , April 22, 2010 1:47 AM
    Does this card scale well in SLI? :confused:
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    saaiello , April 22, 2010 1:48 AM
    I wonder if those slots cut into the PCB helps them cool better but dam that would be one crazy power hungry case melting monster.

    Silverstone has a 1500 watt PSU that is certified for 3 way SLI I am pretty sure it could most likely power all 4 no problem but dam thats almost $400 just for a power supply to even run these cards.
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