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Originally Posted by Namrac
That's not the official Quad SLI. That's 4 cards on the Gigabyte Quad Royale, which unfortunently never had driver support from nVidia.
Nope, those are 7900GX2s. It is composed of two PCBs that share a single PCIe slot.


And both are pretty pointless, as quad SLI actually performs worse than regular SLI until you get past about 1600 X 1200.
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post #12 of 18
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And both are pretty pointless, as quad SLI actually performs worse than regular SLI until you get past about 1600 X 1200.
That's the reason for quad sli. Sitting back in a gaming chair and running the games in 2048 X 1536, 2560×2048 or higher resolutions and yes, there are those who not only wish to play in those resolutions and who have the money to impliment such platforms.

It's not for 1024 X 768 but then who ever said it was other than those who have no use, funds or inclination to access these higher resolutions. I employ 1600 X 1200 UXGA for my 40" Flat Screen TV when gaming.

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Namrac, I think you may have it backwards. nvidia quad sli is composed of two units, each with 2 gpus on their own pcb, sharing a single pci-e slot. The two boards are bridged, as are both master cards and both daughter cards. so there's 4 boards total, 4 gpus, 4 coolers, 4 slots taken up. Checkout Dell or Alienware's sites for pics.



That's the Aurora ALX with Quad-SLI
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Interesting... Normally ATI comes out with stuff first, now it is Nvidia's turn.

I think that ATI needs to work out the problems with it's CrossFire before they go to Quad CrossFire...
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post #15 of 18
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Originally Posted by Namrac
Actually, nVidia's Quad SLi has 2 PCBs, killnine. Each with 512mb and 2 slightly toned-down 7900GT cores.
No, its the 7900GX2. They are clocked in between a 7900GT and 7900GTX.

And also, its not worthless. Running FEAR at 2560x1600 with no frames below 30.. And its capable of running 32xAA. But yeah, ATI needs to focus on getting their crossfire to be better. Considering 1 X1900XTX can beat a 7900GTX in single card in some benchmarks.. But once its SLI vs Crossfire SLI usually takes the crown.
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No, its the 7900GX2. They are clocked in between a 7900GT and 7900GTX.

And also, its not worthless. Running FEAR at 2560x1600 with no frames below 30.. And its capable of running 32xAA. But yeah, ATI needs to focus on getting their crossfire to be better. Considering 1 X1900XTX can beat a 7900GTX in single card in some benchmarks.. But once its SLI vs Crossfire SLI usually takes the crown.
Its pretty pointless unless you have a huge expensive monitor thatll actually run resolutions like that. Plus you gotta be pretty thick just to buy it for 32x AA. Its not really worth $1800 just for that and you really cant even tell the difference between it and 4X AA unless you dont actually play the game and just stare at the edges of objects
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Its pretty pointless unless you have a huge expensive monitor thatll actually run resolutions like that. Plus you gotta be pretty thick just to buy it for 32x AA. Its not really worth $1800 just for that and you really cant even tell the difference between it and 4X AA unless you dont actually play the game and just stare at the edges of objects
Don't tell Ropey that....
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Don't tell Ropey that....
But hes already got a huge monitor. Im talking about people who have monitors that dont go past 1280x1024 or 1600x1200.
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