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Nvidia Planning a Dual-GF106 GPU GeForce SLI?

We observed from our own experiences from the Nvidia GeForce GTS 450 that the GF106 chip is quite formidable for the price – and the performance scales superlatively when paired with a twin GPU.

Now there's speculation that Nvidia could be plotting on releasing a dual-GF106 video card later this year. KitGutu said that it has data sheets on two GTS 450 cards, one rated at 75W and the second at 150W. Nvidia also listed two different GTS 450 cards in its driver.

While that's hardly conclusive evidence, it's certainly a nice hint that there could be a card coming for those who crave as many Nvidia GPUs possible in a system.

Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • apache_lives
    could this be a budget dual-gpu card?

    either that or 150w is a super-overclocked version of the card...
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  • styrkes
    So in 5 years time a mainstream computer will have a 20-core cpu and a hexa-gpu
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  • FireBean
    Well color me pink, and spank me happy. That would be nice to see on the market. A budget dual GPU card that's nice and fast that doesn't need a nVidia chipset for us AMD owners...
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  • Lets hope the pressure from new ATI series forces them to release dual 460 card (preferably further sli-scallable). Atm its not likely since it would mostly cannibalize their own gtx 470/480 sales, but with ATI forcing GF100 out of the market it might happen.
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  • thesmokingman14
    But, at $129 for 1 gpu and probably around $240 for the dual version, it would be cheaper and easier to just purchase a GTX 460. At the very least, even if they are priced the same, one would not gain very much. So, WHAT'S THE POINT!?!
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  • nebun
    FireBeanWell color me pink, and spank me happy. That would be nice to see on the market. A budget dual GPU card that's nice and fast that doesn't need a nVidia chipset for us AMD owners...
    get with the program....intel rocks...while amd is trying to keep up
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  • proxy711
    thesmokingman14But, at $129 for 1 gpu and probably around $240 for the dual version, it would be cheaper and easier to just purchase a GTX 460. At the very least, even if they are priced the same, one would not gain very much. So, WHAT'S THE POINT!?!
    Because a dual core gts 450 should out preform the Gtx 460. now if it doesn't there really isn't much point.
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  • abhijitkalyane
    I guess if they have to release a dual GPU solution, the 450 is their best bet right now. A dual 460 would cannibalize the 480 sales, as Two GT 460s in SLI beat a 480. Anyways, a dual 450 would still land in an already crowded part of the price-performance spectrum, and might help the prices down of other GPUs.
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  • jgv115
    Sounds good from nVidia. Now if they go and lower prices of the GTS450 to 100-110 dollars, it will be a top seller!!!
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  • Marco925
    nebunget with the program....intel rocks...while amd is trying to keep upi wouldn't necessarily say they're playing catch up, i own AMD Systems myself and they run very well. not only that, they're better performance per dollar. pairing up AMD and ATI allows for a great system to be built for a great price.
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