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Nanosuitguy
02-23-08, 04:31 PM
With the new Forceware 174.16 WHQL drivers it says that they provide support for Quad SLI technology...

Would now four 8800Ultras perform better in games than 3-way SLI using the same cards? Any tests made yet?


Imagine crysis with 4 ultraz... zomggg :captnkill:

CAUTION
02-23-08, 04:55 PM
With the new Forceware 174.16 WHQL drivers it says that they provide support for Quad SLI technology...

Would now four 8800Ultras perform better in games than 3-way SLI using the same cards? Any tests made yet?


Imagine crysis with 4 ultraz... zomggg :captnkill:

That was probably the drivers for the upcoming 9800GX2 which supports Quad SLI.

Feyy
02-23-08, 04:58 PM
Imagine crysis with 4 ultraz... zomggg :captnkill:

Wheres Jakup :D

Nanosuitguy
02-23-08, 08:29 PM
That was probably the drivers for the upcoming 9800GX2 which supports Quad SLI.

So you dont think they support quad sli for g80 then? And btw, i am not speaking about having two 9800gx2's in, because thats not quad SLI, thats regular SLI with a card with two cores, or two w/e...

I speak of real quad core that uses 4 separate graphic cards.

Eliminator
02-23-08, 09:45 PM
Imagine crysis with 4 ultraz... zomggg :captnkill:
only to have one card come out a few months later to pwn all 4 ultras

Amuro
02-23-08, 09:53 PM
I'm pretty sure it's for the 9800GX2's as well.

jcrox
02-23-08, 10:01 PM
So you dont think they support quad sli for g80 then? And btw, i am not speaking about having two 9800gx2's in, because thats not quad SLI, thats regular SLI with a card with two cores, or two w/e...

I speak of real quad core that uses 4 separate graphic cards.

I personally haven't heard of any motherboards that support 4 individual video cards... I thought 3 was the max?? Either way, Quad-SLI is how they referred to the 7950GX2 and it's probably a pretty safe bet they're talking about the 9800GX2 here.

Amuro
02-23-08, 10:07 PM
I personally haven't heard of any motherboards that support 4 individual video cards... I thought 3 was the max?? Either way, Quad-SLI is how they referred to the 7950GX2 and it's probably a pretty safe bet they're talking about the 9800GX2 here.
Skullrail?

jcrox
02-23-08, 10:55 PM
Skullrail?

I don't think they support "Quad-SLI" as is in you can install 4 8800 Ultras, bridge them all together and game. I could be wrong there, but I don't think there's any support for that.

Nanosuitguy
02-24-08, 07:53 AM
I personally haven't heard of any motherboards that support 4 individual video cards... I thought 3 was the max?? Either way, Quad-SLI is how they referred to the 7950GX2 and it's probably a pretty safe bet they're talking about the 9800GX2 here.

But you're wrong, here is what quad SLI looks like;
http://pcgamingroom.com/hardware-software-discussion/292-quad-sli-setup-dual-amd-cpus-pics-inside.html

And on tweakguides.com they say that the new drivers gives support to quad SLI. It's wrong to call two 9800gx2 quad sli, its rather regular SLI with a dualcard or dual-core card w/e...

Amuro
02-24-08, 08:07 AM
But you're wrong, here is what quad SLI looks like;
http://pcgamingroom.com/hardware-software-discussion/292-quad-sli-setup-dual-amd-cpus-pics-inside.html

And on tweakguides.com they say that the new drivers gives support to quad SLI. It's wrong to call two 9800gx2 quad sli, its rather regular SLI with a dualcard or dual-core card w/e...
Is that a AMD 4x4 setup?

Dazz
02-24-08, 08:32 AM
So you dont think they support quad sli for g80 then? And btw, i am not speaking about having two 9800gx2's in, because thats not quad SLI, thats regular SLI with a card with two cores, or two w/e...

I speak of real quad core that uses 4 separate graphic cards.
You are incorrect, the 9800GX2 are two G90 chips bridged with a internal SLI connection AND still needs to be enabled in the driver control panel.. 2nd 9800GX2 has 2 PCB's attached to the same card with 512MB memory, dispite there being 1GB memory 512MB is the max that can be used. The MSI P7N SLi 780i has 4x PCI-E 16x slots. However nVidia will only have the option for dual and tri SLi for the indvidual cards and linked cards which has the option for quad SLi.

You can still use 4 cards to have multi monitors but not SLI. The SLi bridges are also in correct they would have to use the PCI-E bus and stauate it as such will perform worse then tri SLi. At this moment only Crossfire X can have 4 cards, if you got hold of their beta drivers.

Yes it is a 4x4 AMD based system with 4x GTS 640MB cards hence only have 1 SLI bridge per card.

LORD-eX-Bu
02-24-08, 09:44 AM
quad SLI is only for GX2 cards IMO.

Heinzftw
02-25-08, 02:18 AM
I've heard the 9800GX2 is so big that even if you have a 780i motherboard it will take up the middle pci slot... I've seen a 7950GX2 in RL and its fkin huge!!! :headexplode: