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Seeing the dual SLI connectors on the GTX 260 gets me a little frustrated that the 560 didn't follow suit. Yes, I've yet to get my second card, but hell, I would've been more than happy to grab a third card down the road for the extra umph. At least it's a hell of a card for now.

I'm curious. What constitutes Nvidia's decision on one versus two connectors?
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Cheaper, they make money.
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I doubt it would scale well over 3x SLI.
    
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Originally Posted by EfemaN View Post
Seeing the dual SLI connectors on the GTX 260 gets me a little frustrated that the 560 didn't follow suit. Yes, I've yet to get my second card, but hell, I would've been more than happy to grab a third card down the road for the extra umph. At least it's a hell of a card for now.

I'm curious. What constitutes Nvidia's decision on one versus two connectors?
if you need more power, go w/ sli 570 (or triple sli 470, they are hitting the $200 mark and you can quad sli them too )
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Poor scaling beyond two cards and limited motherboard support.

For MOST people who want a three card set up, deal with powering it, deal with finding a motherboard with enough PCI-e slots, and lanes, can afford, and will probably go for, two high end products (two 570s is probably better than three 560s). It saves nvidia a lot of engineering costs, testing costs and paying software people for driver support.
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Marketing, first if they give you 3 way sli on low end cards then no one will buy the higher end ones. 3 way and 4 way sli is Enthusiast class feature they make sure you are paying for it.

Then there is the driver support level, not much game support 3 way sli and nvidia didnt really make too many profile for them. 3 way sli causes more problems in real life gaming so rather than making their major customers angry (nvidia makes most of their profit on low end gpus) by b*tchin them that the drivers dont work with etc etc games they rather just dont do it.

Also ppl buying sub 200 dollars card are unlikely to own 3 high res monitor and usually do more research for bang of the bucks rather then i must buy the best money is no object type...
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Marketing, first if they give you 3 way sli on low end cards then no one will buy the higher end ones. 3 way and 4 way sli is Enthusiast class feature they make sure you are paying for it.

Then there is the driver support level, not much game support 3 way sli and nvidia didnt really make too many profile for them. 3 way sli causes more problems in real life gaming so rather than making their major customers angry (nvidia makes most of their profit on low end gpus) by b*tchin them that the drivers dont work with etc etc games they rather just dont do it.

Also ppl buying sub 200 dollars card are unlikely to own 3 high res monitor and usually do more research for bang of the bucks rather then i must buy the best money is no object type...
Nothing to add here really.
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Well, that all answered everything.
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I am all for it ... but they need more vram than 1GB per card.

Little known fact ... a good part of the reason that tri-SLI scales kinda bad is that CPU's aren't powerful enough yet for so much GPU-juice. You also want lots of vram for such a setup.
    
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