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post #51 of 77
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This depends. With my setup and running in 1600 X 1200 mode on my 40" LCD
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The question is how much are you willing to pay to have the first graphics card with 2 GPU's on it that allows you to run it along side 2 More GPUs?

Now this question should be awnsered by 550 dollars US and no more and here are some reasons why.

1. The human eye can only see so fast even if you can pull off 200fps in every game it wont make you play better.

2. The games are going to designed for 2 gpus at the most and honestly I cant see much of a graphical difference between 73fps with one gpu in games like F.E.A.R and 90 FPS in crossfire or SLI the difference doesnt exsist.

3. In the next Generation of graphics cards, new hardware, (Higher GPU and better MEM) will make it so you dont need 4 GPUs too do what 1 better GPU can do.

4. Remember Vodoo who allowed people to use 2 cards at once? If that trend continued we should need like 10 GPUs per card now but we dont have that because the hardware jumped and 2 cards was just a waste of money.

5. With the 8 series so close and the release of Direct X10 why even spend the money for something that will be outdated in the next like 8 months. I almost garuntee 1 of the next gen cards will outdo any current SLI config and cost 25% as much as this setup.

6. The games havent even kept up with the advances in hardware yet, big deal people can run the game at 14542424x 4124151 it still looks just as good in 1600x1200, we have dual core processors and all games are still tailored for 1.

7. This is being released as over kill so Nvidia can laugh at all who buy this, honesly I bet its gonna be horribly over priced and on most peoples 1600x1200 monitors they wont even notice the difference.

8. Anyone realize this is going to be a re-release of the 7800GTX 512 with slightly better preformance to match ATI's 1900xtx card.
post #53 of 77
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Which is my whole point of saying that a 4 card SLI setup would perform badly. SLI is still bug ridden and 4 cards would only make that worse. Btw, AOEIII is one of the biggest selling games currently. I don't think it's fair to dismiss it as a less played game. I like it, but I don't love it. I was slightly disappointed, but not too badly.
No, its not SLI, its the GAME. The game doesnt support SLI. And notice I said "and look at the more discussed/LIKELY PLAYED games". I didnt say anything about it not being played alot, but ive seen heck of a lot more about FEAR than AOEIII.
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I find myself in agreement with sccr64472 here. I myself am studying to be an electrical engineer. I can tell you that with each card you add, the efficiency decreases.

Say, for instance, a single card runs at 100% effeciency. Now put them in SLI. You only get about a 50% increase in performance. So each card is now only running at 75% efficiency. If this trend continues, adding 4 cards will only give you 50% effiency per card. So that means that it takes 3 additional cards to double the performance of one. Inefficient and a waste of money if you ask me.
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post #55 of 77
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Junk. Not only would it run like crap, but you'd be far better off with 2 and watercooling or upgraded air coolers. I'd like to meet the people that buy this, just so I can put a face to "stupidity."
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How far away do you sit from your monitor??
Does it matter? Since I am considering such a purchase I am just your "face of stupidity" and who listens to stupid people.

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-Gasp- Ok, lets see at the HUGE flaws about this that makes its highly unlikely. Power Useage: They want at least 600Watt so your would need, what at least 850Watts? Room on Mobo, better be a full size ATX case with a modified ATX Mobo that will fit this. Each of these cards takes 2 slots because of the size. 4x2 = 8 slots, thats alot of slots. Also, heat. Run this in a high grade AMD you might get heat issues. Run it in an Intel system you WILL have heat issues. I'd rather believe this isn't true and that the 7900GTX will just be Dual-GPU on each card.

I have to agree with HrnyGoat

Just go buy a Radeon x1900 XTX. Friend just got one and hes running all his games at 1920x1440 with full AA and AF and hes not having any problem at all. :-P
    
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Ok it would be cool and all, BUT if I were in the market for buying a new GPU, I would wait until DirectX 10. Now Ive got a 9800 pro, and was about to buy a 7800 GT, but then decided it would be best to wait for Direct X 10 cards...
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4 GPUS's would be great, but just to say "look at me I've got 4 gfx cards and you've only got 1/2"

Sure you'd paste F.E.A.R and COD2 and what ever other games come out.

But as soon as DX10 come sout your stuck with 4 cards that arn't going to be the best anymore. The new DX10 cards may not have as much processing power as 4 DX9 cards, but they'll be able to do more.

Its going to be the same with any card. Imagine if we had quad SLI around 8 years a go. Everyone would be like "whoa, those quad SLI 128's are going to pwn Quake 2".
Then the TNT2 comes along poos all over it.

There will always be a better card
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post #59 of 77
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Its going to be the same with any card. Imagine if we had quad SLI around 8 years a go. Everyone would be like "whoa, those quad SLI 128's are going to pwn Quake 2".
Then the TNT2 comes along poos all over it.

There will always be a better card
Exactly and remember when you could do something like SLI with the old vodoo cards back in the day and it didnt stick.
post #60 of 77
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Exactly and remember when you could do something like SLI with the old vodoo cards back in the day and it didnt stick.

yea but there are two major gpu companies right now, and they are both heading into the two card direction. Seems like to me , its the future, and yes we all know SLI is better the Crossfire. But remember both of them are just developing. Give it a year or so and the two card deal wont just boost 75%, but 110%+.
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