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Wasn't something said about running three 8800GTX in sli?

I know the ASUS P5N32-E SLI nForce 680i SLI has 3 PCI express slots 2 are 16 and one is a 8?
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From many articles I've read thus far, 8800gtx's must be installed into a 16x slot. Not saying they need the 16x speed, but something with compatability...
    
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Also there is 3 slots.

2 for sli.
1 for PhysX.
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post #4 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Fury View Post
Also there is 3 slots.

2 for sli.
1 for PhysX.
Correct.

*Wonders if 3 in SLI will work*
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post #5 of 12
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Originally Posted by The Fury View Post
Also there is 3 slots.

2 for sli.
1 for PhysX.
Don't the 8800 handle Physics now, and has anyone heard anything about running three 8800's?
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post #6 of 12
Currently the 8800 is capable of physics processing due to the unified shaders. However, an Nvidia rep told me today that the 3rd PCI-E slot is indeed for another graphics card. Basically you would have 2 8800 GTX's SLI for video rendering, and one 8800 GTX solely for the purpose of physics processing. So, I guess you could say, yes, it would be 3 cards SLI'd.
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Currently the 8800 is capable of physics processing due to the unified shaders. However, an Nvidia rep told me today that the 3rd PCI-E slot is indeed for another graphics card. Basically you would have 2 8800 GTX's SLI for video rendering, and one 8800 GTX solely for the purpose of physics processing. So, I guess you could say, yes, it would be 3 cards SLI'd.
Probley better off just getting a Physics card sure save yourself some $$$.
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post #8 of 12
Or just wait for games to be multithreaded and your other core can handle the phsyics part. Physics cards are just a flash in the pan
    
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post #9 of 12
Quote:
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Or just wait for games to be multithreaded and your other core can handle the phsyics part. Physics cards are just a flash in the pan
Yup.
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post #10 of 12
Why not have 3?

It pwns more than 2, lol

Pwns your wallet that is.
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