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post #11 of 20
just checked it out.. no it cannot be quaded
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Alright, I've to admit here. I had to come with this to make up for my sig... they don't Quad. Sorry for lying man, I'm using the fourth for PhysX. This is probably the first time I knowingly lied.
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Yea I thought it was 3 way max.
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sorry guys for the late responce, i was out getting stuff to make for dinner >_< +reps

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Originally Posted by Ro9 View Post
That's assuming scaling works as well as when you added a 3rd card. IMO you will gain 7-10 fps.

Every card you add the scaling becomes worse. Especially when you add a fourth.

Sometimes adding 3 or 4 cards has resulted in negative scaling. So be prepared for very very little gain.
hmmm.. also never knew that you can loose performance with more cards >_<
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Yep.
*snip*

OP, thought about putting them under water? It'll be tough to cool the top and bottom cards unless you're already doing something about it. Expect 90C's.
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Originally Posted by -Apocalypse- View Post
I was under the impression that only 480/580s could do 4-way, since I know for a fact that the 570 maxes out at 3-way...

I'll echo Johnny Doe. You'd probably see greater gains from spending the money on a watercooling kit for the 3 you have and overclocking them significantly.
I was at one point going to put them under water along with the 465, which is how i built my system. but eventually it got to expensive and was looking at a about $700 to cool just the cards. Currently im working on building a new loop for my cpu though all that i need is a EK supreme block which im getting in a few months.

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Originally Posted by badatgames18 View Post
470s cant be quaded.. only 480 and 580 from the recent and current gen.. sorry man

EDIT: nvm read the article, but still not sure if they can be quaded
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Yea I thought it was 3 way max.
by the sounds of it looks like they can only be 3-way. just wondering why the sites put the articles up in the first place though O_o I thought they only went 3-way sli too, but ran into that article last night. so i was just curious

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Alright, I've to admit here. I had to come with this to make up for my sig... they don't Quad. Sorry for lying man, I'm using the fourth for PhysX. This is probably the first time I knowingly lied.
dont worry about it. Not really any harm done. It good to know that i can know definitively that they dont quad. like i said before im just wondering why the articles were writen if they dont quad
Edited by DNytAftr - 10/31/11 at 6:21pm
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Originally Posted by Johnny Doe View Post
Yep.



OP, thought about putting them under water? It'll be tough to cool the top and bottom cards unless you're already doing something about it. Expect 90C's.
yea excellent example..

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That's assuming scaling works as well as when you added a 3rd card. IMO you will gain 7-10 fps.

Every card you add the scaling becomes worse. Especially when you add a fourth.

Sometimes adding 3 or 4 cards has resulted in negative scaling. So be prepared for very very little gain.
want to REALLY explode those 4 cards?!?! go 3D SURROUND.. then come back and say the same thing
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Old stuff, they've to add profiles for each card. I edified my sig, anyway at that time only 480's had Quad support for 3DMark. So things have changed.

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yea excellent example..
It's to show scaling differences. Obviously, the G80 GPU was stronger, though the fourth card didn't add enough power. That's why it came out on top.
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yea excellent example..



want to REALLY explode those 4 cards?!?! go 3D SURROUND.. then come back and say the same thing
Well in 3D surround you need a lot of VRAM. The GTX 470's would just choke.

If he was looking to go surround the GTX 470 is the wrong card.

No doubt four of them Provide a load of power but the software cannot always utilize that.
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id have thought that "if" you could put GTX470's in quad sli (i really thought you could) you would get maybe a 5-10FPS at best. as for a dedicated physX card i just noticed you had a GTX465 that would be doing physx and really cant think the difference between a GTX465 and GTX470 would make a good impact on physX, if your going to go for a physX card maybe a GTX560 would work better as a physX. it sucks that GTX470's cant be SLi'd in quad but now i think about it my EVGA manual for my 4way classy does say for 3way sli + PhysX so it seems you can only quad on a few cards. can anyone here tell me if quad sli works on a GTX570 before i go out and spend money on four of them?
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post #19 of 20
You CAN quad 470's, and people here have done it. But depending on the game, you'll receive 0 - 10% performance gains (at the very best) by adding another card.

After two cards, scaling doesn't increase by as much. Although depending on the card/game, it can be beneficial.

470/480's can be Quad sli. However the 570 can only be tri-sli.

Driver version 197.55 released the update to allow both the 480/470 to be Quad SLI.
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Dont waste your money.. there is almost no improvement if you buy 4TH 470
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