Is thier any talk of a dual gpu solution of this generation?
Originally Posted by C-zom
I don't see how this can be possible for a lot of reasons. For one the GTX 480 is using a new 40nm process, so nvidia would need to shrink it further to fit that massive beast on one pcb. 32nm is what would be needed for nvidia to even talk about a 495. Furthermore the PCI-E wattage wall has already been dangerously teased; the 480 runs at 295w, the limit is 300w. Putting two of these power hungry beasts on one PCI-E lane would light your motherboard on fire.
And, lastly, heat is a huge factor. The 5970 has a lot of heat issues with the stock cooling and runs 60% cooler than the GTX 480 will judging solely on the 295w usage. Imagine what two 480's would be like heat wise?
Originally Posted by dmreeves
Did you just say dual gtx480 and gtx295 for physx? Nuts man, nuts... You're probably going to need a small portable gas powered generator for these things. From the sound of it if they release too many of them we're going to have brown outs in certain cities... lolz
Originally Posted by Hawk777th
If I was to do dual gtx 480s and a 295 for gfx am I looking at a 1200w power supply? Or would the corsair 1000w run it? I cant afford the sli GTXs yet but need a power supply now and want to future proof it.