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Old 09-29-2007, 02:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Nvidia Corp. not only plans to refresh its lineup of performance graphics accelerators this year, but also intends to introduce its 3-way SLI multi-GPU technology aiming extreme performance enthusiasts. But will the new triple SLI technology truly become a high-performance solution, or will share the destiny of Nvidia quad SLI?

According to a slide published by Expreview web-site, which is presumably from Nvidia Corp.’s roadmap, 3-way SLI is Nvidia’s new “ultimate gaming platform”, which will offer ultimate performance in three-dimensional games. ATI, graphics product group of Advanced Micro Devices, also plans to offer 3-way CrossFire multi-GPU technology, however, one of the graphics processing units (CPUs) in such configuration will be able to compute physics effects in case the game supports this capability.

Initially Nvidia plans to enable triple SLI support for the top-of-the-range GeForce 8800 GTX and Ultra graphics cards, however, eventually it may support 3-way configurations of other GPUs as well. Systems with three graphics cores will be powered by Nvidia nForce 680i as well as nForce 780i platforms with the former supporting PCI Express 1.1/1.0a, whereas the latter featuring PCI Express 2.0 along with a special “BR04” switch for more efficient multi-GPU operation.
Exact capabilities of 3-way SLI platforms were unclear at press time. However, the exact feature set will mostly depend on driver support. Besides, performance boosts over single- or dual-GPU configurations will also depend on drivers. Back in 2006, when Nvidia unveiled its 4-way SLI technology, actual systems featuring four GPUs could not offer leading performance in all games due to poor drivers. Currently quad SLI technology is not supported for Windows Vista and customers who paid over $1000 for graphics cards alone have to take advantage of only two GPUs instead of four.

Nvidia did not comment on the news-story.


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Opinions on this because it will cost over 1500 to just get three 8800's lol.
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pointless....
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But you could have bragging rights lol. Or if you are a master video editer /3d renderer.
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i see k1ngpin trashing his Striker Extreme for this
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ha he wont be a happy bunny
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If this is true, I think it's crap.

Anyone that buys into multiple video cards shows they havn't done their research.

How abot before Nvidia worries about 3-4 video cards, they have SLI actually deliver 90%-100% performance increase over a single card.
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you would think SLI would be like running two GPUS and giving you 200% gfx performance but no
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i see k1ngpin trashing his Striker Extreme for this
Trashing as in trying this?
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I doubt that its even worth it, they're probably just trying to get some more money out of people. Most of the games these days are not that insane in Physics that u need one card just dedicated to it.

Edit: By the way, i just noticed that DFI already released a crossfire + Physics motherboard
Newegg.com - DFI LP UT P35 T2R LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
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^ thats cool DFI board so we know its good.... hate the color and the price.. and whats the transpiper for?
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