Originally posted by Him
Anyone at the bottom see the story about the 3rd SLi that Gigabyte is developing? They havent even released the 4x SLi, and they are already making it known for 6x SLi. It's beyond Ridiculous, Nubius, it's friggen ludicrious!
"No one will ever need more than 640k of memory" --Bill Gates
Contrary to popular belief you can do other things besides play video games with high power video cards.. There are a few pro audio companies researching/testing the ability to use GPUS for audio mastering. Imagine if you could use GPUS much like you use normal cpus.. Instead of having clusters of cpus, you'd have 10 or 20 machines with 4 or 6 gpus each.. With the gpus processing the number crunching or modeling tasks.
Maybe some big bad stock broker wants 12 monitors.. How are you gonna do that? The pcie parhellia can only do 3, i vaguely remember something about a card that would do 5 or 7, but other than that you're SOL.. With 4 pcie slots you could take 4 pcie parhellias and link them together for a total of 12 monitor outputs.
I'm considering buying this board (after a little more research) heres why..
1) dual core intels are due out tomorrow
2) The main reason i wanted SLI was for 3 monitor capability.. Well, suprise suprise i can only do 1..
Whats the fun of playing a spanned video game over 2 monitors when your focal point is the middle of the 2 monitors (where there is no monitor..
This way i could get 3 dual gpu cards, have more than enough power per monitor to display whatever it needs to display, and i would have a center monitor for the focal point along with the 2 side view monitors.. Effectively giving me a 180 degree field of view.