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qube
11-14-07, 05:54 AM
http://www.nordichardware.com/news,7044.html

Tri-SLI, or 3-way SLI, is expected to arrive in just a few weeks. We've seen a couple of slides showing of the setup, but also actual benchmarks with three GeForce 8800 GTX running together. However this setup has required a special dual-lane three-slot SLI bridge which would only work with the two top cards; GeForce 8800 GTX and 8800 Ultra. However it seems that Tri-SLI will also be possible with lower-end cards. In a story published at Xbit labs, Jen-Hsun Huang, the chief executive of NVIDIA, says that Tri-SLI will also work with the 8800 GT, which has only one SLI bridge connector.

We were surprised when we first heard that Tri-SLI would be exclusive to GeForce 8800 GTX and Ultra, but hopefully those sources were wrong. Running three quite affordable GeForce 8800 GT makes more sense than three 8800 GTX.

[EOCF] Tim
11-14-07, 08:10 AM
http://www.nordichardware.com/news,7044.html

Tri-SLI, or 3-way SLI, is expected to arrive in just a few weeks. We've seen a couple of slides showing of the setup, but also actual benchmarks with three GeForce 8800 GTX running together. However this setup has required a special dual-lane three-slot SLI bridge which would only work with the two top cards; GeForce 8800 GTX and 8800 Ultra. However it seems that Tri-SLI will also be possible with lower-end cards. In a story published at Xbit labs, Jen-Hsun Huang, the chief executive of NVIDIA, says that Tri-SLI will also work with the 8800 GT, which has only one SLI bridge connector.

We were surprised when we first heard that Tri-SLI would be exclusive to GeForce 8800 GTX and Ultra, but hopefully those sources were wrong. Running three quite affordable GeForce 8800 GT makes more sense than three 8800 GTX.

So he said yea, maybe it was a misunderstanding?

Anyway, it's been pushed back to Q1 isn't it? Along with the new mobo.