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post #1 of 42
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It’s clear that NVIDIA has really got its dual GPU SLI technology sorted out, but when you start mixing it up with three or four GPUs the performance increase while present, is very small, especially in relation to what it costs you to go down that route.

The GX2 continues to be a good offering for people who want to jump on the SLI bandwagon without getting themselves a SLI motherboard. However, if you’re looking at building a new system it might be worth checking out a 780i motherboard and a pair of 9800 GTX cards which really gets things pumping.

NVIDIA has been seen to put a lot of effort into the SLI driver as of late, but it seems that most of the energy has gone into getting two cards to run extremely well together as opposed to three or four.



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It's almost as good as Quad SLI but much cheaper.

EDIT : Couldn't link to the results so I attached them x__x
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post #2 of 42
haah tri gtx better than quad gx2
post #3 of 42
Better off with just two GTX's tbh, the performance with the added third card doesn't justify the cost.
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The price/performance of these cards are the reason I switched to ATI.
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What? SLI 8800GTS's and possibly GTX's can nearly pull 20k+ in 3dmark.

And with 3 or 4 9 series thats all they can do?
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I don't really make my judgements anymore with 3dmark06 @ standard 1280*1024. It just doesn't justify real world performance any more. Look at the 3870X2 and the 9800GX2...
    
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this is starting to get ridiculous, can sum1 plz make a system where adding cards actually works? why does 1 card pull %100 when 2 pull %133? cmon nvidia.
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Once we start seeing physics being processed on extra cards, I think there will be a big leap in games performance.
    
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post #9 of 42
Like I said before... simply sticking two or more cards together is not the way foward.
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Bad Quad-SLI drivers? >,>
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