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post #31 of 49
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Originally Posted by iampoor View Post
Hey

I thought the first quad sli pared two of these (cards for four) and then the 79xxgx and then 79xxgx

Am I right?
No. Two of the dual core 7800GTs would not work in SLI. The reviewers tried a lot of things to get it to work but it just wouldn't.
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post #32 of 49
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I love how it is powered by an AC adapter , they should sell em with the 88GTXs
I really think they should start requiring external PSUs for GPUs. it would realy allow for people with oem pcs to upgrade easier. Not that I have a OEM pc. Also think of how many people who don't get upgrades because of the need to upgrade their psus. It just makes sense for there to be an external PSU.

EDIT. also tech support would be easier for GPU makers. They wouldnt have to worry about there clients PSUs not meeting the specifications required for the card.
    
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post #33 of 49
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I really think they should start requiring external PSUs for GPUs. it would realy allow for people with oem pcs to upgrade easier. Not that I have a OEM pc. Also think of how many people who don't get upgrades because of the need to upgrade their psus. It just makes sense for there to be an external PSU.

EDIT. also tech support would be easier for GPU makers. They wouldnt have to worry about there clients PSUs not meeting the specifications required for the card.
well the Voodoo 5 6000 had extenal power, and i think not so much a power supply for the GPU as much as an AC adaptor you plug into your power strip
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well the Voodoo 5 6000 had extenal power, and i think not so much a power supply for the GPU as much as an AC adaptor you plug into your power strip
Well thats because most P.C.s PSUs were 250-300 watts then. Unfortunatly it was never realesed.
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well my pc has 250w
Older pc had 100w.. but gfx used less power then.
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post #36 of 49
i woudln't mind having that card.

of course i would mind paying for it.
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post #37 of 49
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No. Two of the dual core 7800GTs would not work in SLI. The reviewers tried a lot of things to get it to work but it just wouldn't.
Of course they wont work... if you look in the specs, these GPUs are: "Dual Core in SLI Mode" - already in SLI...

I believe this card is so expensive because it runs SLI without an SLI board. SO it isn;t exactly the worst deal ever, its a workaround for someone who wants SLI on their single PCI-E board... though it doesn't make much sense to me.
post #38 of 49
its not a rip off at all, these were limited edition ( 2000 i believe ) and just look at the friggin heatsink
    
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post #39 of 49
It's almost like the GX2 cards but just a older version

*EDIT: If you think about it...It's still cheaper the the 7950GX2 and you can go Quad with it in SLI and it would probably give a 8800GTX a hard time
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post #40 of 49
its not possbile to quad SLI it, no way in hell to do it, and the worst deal of all time was not this even, it was the Mac Book Pro
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