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My question is simply this:

HOW DO THEY BREATH?!


They have a whole in the PCB to allow air to get between them all - the middle 2 cards would still get warm though
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post #32 of 50
they are using my cooler... i'm so happy
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Originally Posted by 003 View Post
I thought that

A) CUDA does not work with SLI or multi GPUs
B) SLI does not work on AMD motherboards
C) 9800GX2 only scales to two cards, and nvidia does not support anything over 4 GPUs in parallel

How does this work?

They probably have software that distributes work to each GPU individually, that would be the more "supercomputery" way to do things. SLI is useless for professional applications.

GPU's destroy CPU's in floating point applications, I can't imagine why no one thought of this sooner.
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i want
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post #35 of 50
Lol first PS3s now the 9800 GX2. Does ATI have anything like CUDA? I imagine having so many SPUs would give them a flop advantage. I feel that AMD is missing a chance to make alot of money. Unfortunately with their smaller resources right now they probably can't do much about it.
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post #36 of 50
Wait, doesn't XP only support a maximum of 2 GPUs? Vista supports only 4, or am I on drugs?
post #37 of 50
those 4 cards look like a psu
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post #38 of 50
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Wait, doesn't XP only support a maximum of 2 GPUs? Vista supports only 4, or am I on drugs?
I think it only supports 2 GPUs rendering at the same time. Atleast that would make more sense.
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post #39 of 50
And the price tag is....?

I know less than 4k euro, but what if i WANTED one?
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this amount of FASTRA's will make worlds fastest supercomp:
(had a little MSN fun calculating this, its 300 armorsuits)
[IMG]http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f124/ChielScape/150armorsuits.jpg]
So $1.2 mill for the fastest supercomputer on earth? Not that I can afford it but that's a steal. Don't be suprised to see it soon.
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