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post #11 of 22
It was a Gimmic in the end really IMO
post #12 of 22
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so what the third pcie slot for on nvidia boards? i know ati was gonna try a 3 vga thing a while back.
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More graphics cards...lol
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post #14 of 22
The ATi solution is to have two cards doing GPU work while the 3rd one would do physics. In the new G80 architecture no process is wasted so it can handle these types of things. The non DX10 cards stick to only there one process so if it does not need all of it it only uses part of it, while DX10 while use the unused pieces in other process so all is used all the time aka unified process so physics is now taken in affect thru this.

The think the physics card just came at the wrong time as even cards of old can handle most games today without the need for a PPU. In the future here games are going to get just crazy and regardless of how powerful the new DX10's we made need to separate physics.

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post #15 of 22
The 3rd PCIe (16x physically but only supports 8x electically) is for three possible things.

1) Any 1x, 2x, 4x, or 8x PCIe card: you can stick any Raid Controller since PCIe is downward compatible. This is not the real purpose of the slot since there are few non-video PCIe cards and there are other PCIe slots.

2) SLI + 3rd nVidia video card: An unsolvable SLI issue is that it can only run one monitor and the current nVidia driver can only recognize one type of nVidia card at a time. It IS possible to run SLI and use a non-nVidia card for other monitors. In the near future, nVidia will release a new driver to allow the 3rd nVidia card to run the additional monitors. However, any monitor running off this card will NOT recieve any benefit of SLI acceleration.

3) SLI + nVidia Physics: Not too much details have been release at this time. It will be based on HAVOK APIs and will use video cards. Most likely it will require a card with Stream Processors. In that case.... 8800GTX SLI + 8600GT?
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post #16 of 22
ATI seems to be doing the same also... the DFI RD600 board will have three PCI-E x16 slots also.

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post #17 of 22
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i cant wait to see some of the results, theres a chance i might buy two video cards, theres no way i'm gonna buy 3 600 dollar vga's.
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post #18 of 22
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when they say the third pcie slot is for physics do they mean a using the same card just for physics or a different card thats cheaper than buying another 500 dollar vga?
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post #19 of 22
it can be for physics and can be a dedicated slot for a single card, leaving the remaining two identical slots for sli. Jetaway or what ever have this in one of there discriptions
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post #20 of 22
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an ageia card couldn't do anything but help could it no matter what else you are running?
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