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Old 11-14-2005, 09:31 PM   #21 (permalink)
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True. If I was to go with SLI, i'd much rather go with a board that's going to give me more space between the two cards. Yo get much better cooling this way. The ASUS A8N-SLI PREMIUM was built around Arctic Cooling Coolers. Why? I have no idea. But, I read that on a website. The coolers for the new 512MB card looks just like the AC coolers.... I noticed they have heatpipes too... I think the new card looks great and the benchmarks are very sweet too. But, 3/4 of a grand? uh... no thanks...
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Old 11-14-2005, 10:22 PM   #22 (permalink)
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but remember that these cards are the first of their kind out now. once they get some competition from other vendors they should go down

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notice for the BFG card the minimum requirements.
they have CPU's listed there that won't even run in PCI-E 16x motherboards
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Old 11-15-2005, 08:51 AM   #23 (permalink)
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whew! look at the ampage requirements on that sucker that apokalipse posted! 26A on the 12V rail... yeesh.

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Old 11-15-2005, 10:26 AM   #25 (permalink)
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looks like you need an OCZ PSU.
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Old 11-15-2005, 06:49 PM   #26 (permalink)
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so the question,


is it really worth buying one?
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yup lol

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NVIDIA SLI (Scalable Link Interface)
NVIDIA SLI (Scalable Link Interface) technology is a revolutionary approach to scalability and increased performance. NVIDIA SLI takes advantage of the increased bandwidth of the PCI Express™ bus architecture, and features hardware and software innovations within NVIDIA GPUs (graphics processing units) and NVIDIA nForce4 MCPs (media and communications processors). Together the NVIDIA SLI patent-pending technologies work seamlessly to deliver heart-pounding PC performance. And depending on the application, NVIDIA SLI can deliver as much as 2x the performance of a single GPU configuration for unparalleled gaming experiences.

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Powers the next generation of cinematic realism. Full support for Microsoft® DirectX® 9.0 Shader Model 3.0 enables stunning and complex special effects. Next-generation shader architecture delivers faster and smoother gameplay.


Intellisample 4.0 Technology
The industry’s fastest and highest quality antialiasing delivers ultra-realistic visuals, with no jagged edges, at lightning-fast speeds. Extends performance and quality gains to higher resolutions and antialiasing levels.


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Enhances the performance of bleeding-edge games, like id Software's Doom III, that feature complex scenes with multiple light sources and objects. Second-generation technology delivers more than 4× the shadow processing power over the previous generation.


NVIDIA ForceWare
It takes a powerful suite of software to complement these complex processors. NVIDIA ForceWare™ unified software environment (USE) is the key to unleashing the full power and features in NVIDIA’s desktop, platform, mobile, and multimedia products. Delivering a proven record of compatibility, reliability, and stability with the widest range of games and applications, ForceWare ensures the best out-of-box experience for every user and delivers
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Old 11-15-2005, 07:02 PM   #28 (permalink)
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That's amazing!! adding to cart as we speak.
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haha add to cart.... that thing would not fit in my case, because the way my case is, the HDDS face the mobo. the 7800GTX barly fits in my case.lol
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Old 11-15-2005, 08:57 PM   #30 (permalink)
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i was thinking of getting it and said screw it, im just getting a custom wc kit from dangerden

btw guys, the things 699 at monarch, i wont consider buying till it drops to 499
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