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Strange as it may sound but Nvidia are implementing SLI for their forthcoming Standalone Physics Processor cards. And we thought we had enough in our computers already. lol

2 x 7xxx or 8xxx in SLI
2 x Physic Processors in SLI

Thing is we would need motherboards that have four PCI-E X16 slots (maybe X16 not sure at present) and a minimum of 4 PCI-E power connectors!

Not to mention the PSU requirements for such a setup! lol
 
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jesus :| And if you are running twin 8800gtx's in SLi....there's 4 PCI-e connectors.....plus one each for the physics card....totallin 6
    
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No.... you don't need two cards dedicated to physics. They already have posted images of what Quantum Effects will look like. It is two video cards in SLI for video and one card dedicated to physics. The question now is... can you run physics with one card and graphic on just one more?
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Yeah, but you wouldn't think you'd need two 8800gtx's....but ppl do lol
 
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2 gtx's is a waste of money yes.... hence Why Im SLi'ing two GTS's

I love the look of SLi, and I want DX10
    
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Yeah, but you wouldn't think you'd need two 8800gtx's....but ppl do lol
However, nVidia physics is implementable on 8x PCIe. I'll find the picture in a bit.
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However, nVidia physics is implementable on 8x PCIe. I'll find the picture in a bit.
I suppose that's more likely, as it has to be available to the masses without the need for specialist mobos
 
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I suppose that's more likely, as it has to be available to the masses without the need for specialist mobos
You might need a specialized mobo.... 680i. Possibly the 680a as well. The chipset probably has to support the feature. Not sure... looking for the nVidia 680i picture still though.
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