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Well that was much clearer...
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At least give Quad SLI 5mins to get itself settled, the 8800 Ultra has had more maturing time. It's still early days for the GX2 and things are bound to improve.
 
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Does anyone really think NVIDIA's really going to keep updating drivers for a 9000 series that is just buying time untill the 200 series? THis isn't fact, it's opinion.
Hopefully they can manage to come out with a quad-sli setup that is noticeable better than tri. Those tests are pretty close. It even mentions in the end that it's not a huge drop off to go with the two 9800gx2's. It's actually cheaper.
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post #14 of 33
Quote:
Originally Posted by binormalkilla View Post
Wow they picked Tri SLI Ultras to compare to 9800GX2s......c'mon Tom's Hardware, you're not that much of a noob are you?
lol

btw I will be switching to tri sli IF the 280 are better, I can careless about price. (only if its true that they break 20k in vantage with a qx9650 at 4ghz my best so far is 18,600)
Edited by iggster - 6/12/08 at 11:14pm
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At least give Quad SLI 5mins to get itself settled, the 8800 Ultra has had more maturing time. It's still early days for the GX2 and things are bound to improve.
I don't think Nvidia will do anything about quad SLI, if their sticking with triple, that means they know their selves that the 4th videocard doesn't help with performance at all. And if it did work, they would have an excuse to jack up the price of mobos with 4x pci-express slots, like with the triple sli boards. GTX 280 should scale way better than 9800GX2 SLI anyway.
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Originally Posted by ZealotKi11er View Post
Nope its not that GX2 sucks becuase it drives it is not as good because Ultra its much better. 9800GTX nor close to Ultra in Tri Sli
The 8800GTX / Ultra and 9800GTX are all pretty damn close. The two 8 series take the lead when you get to 1920 * 1600 with plenty of AA though. At lower resolutions that that, the 9800GTX wins because of its raw clock speed.


Also, the 4th GPU in QUAD SLI seems to be a drag on the other 3 and is doing basically nothing.
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post #17 of 33
Quote:
Originally Posted by darksideleader View Post
I don't think Nvidia will do anything about quad SLI, if their sticking with triple, that means they know their selves that the 4th videocard doesn't help with performance at all. And if it did work, they would have an excuse to jack up the price of mobos with 4x pci-express slots, like with the triple sli boards. GTX 280 should scale way better than 9800GX2 SLI anyway.
4th Video card?

You do realise that QUAD SLI is acheived by having two GPU's on one PCB and the using two of them cards in QUAD SLI. There is no need for 4 PCI-E slots.
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post #18 of 33
No need for quad sli ntil they fix it, i mean if 3 way is out performing it we will just use 3 way for the next few years, until they make a game that requires 4 way sli i don't think there is any real use for it
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3 way is awesome
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3 way is awesome
That's what she said??
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