PDA

View Full Version : MSI Dual GPU 6800 Ultra Video Card


DSC
05-31-05, 05:25 AM
http://www.hardocp.com/image.html?image=MTExNzUxNDYzNGZUVmRnd1Y3M01fMV85X 2wuanBn

One has to wonder why Asus' card is almost the size of xbox hueg when this MSI card is so much smaller..... :D

Am_I_Evil
05-31-05, 06:16 AM
this seems more interesting: http://www.hardocp.com/image.html?image=MTExNzUxNDYzNGZUVmRnd1Y3M01fMV8xM l9sLmpwZw==

a card that works as an AGP or PCIe card....

Tuork
05-31-05, 06:33 AM
this seems more interesting: http://www.hardocp.com/image.html?image=MTExNzUxNDYzNGZUVmRnd1Y3M01fMV8xM l9sLmpwZw==

a card that works as an AGP or PCIe card....

Woah, that's pretty nifty.
I've been wondering if they were ever going to make a dual interface card. Nice. Although you could always get a dual interface MoBo...

Am_I_Evil
05-31-05, 06:35 AM
Although you could always get a dual interface MoBo...

not really...

sure they make some but its not really AGP....its called "AGR" and only works with limited cards and has very very ****ty performance....

unless someone knows something i don't....all the AGP & PCIe boards i have seen do not have actual smooth working AGP....

Kamel
05-31-05, 08:12 AM
yea, nvidia's pci-express to agp bridge is apparently a very efficient device. i'm sure nvidia wouldn't have trusted it with their 6600gt's otherwise.

seetohey
05-31-05, 10:38 AM
notice the "SLi" connector at the top of the MSI Dual 6800 Ultra card... maybe we can put two dual cards in Sli... =P

grimreefer
05-31-05, 02:55 PM
those arent just 2 6800u's, those are 2 512mb 6800u's(no im not making a mistake, they arent 256mb ultra's)

grimreefer
05-31-05, 03:11 PM
notice the "SLi" connector at the top of the MSI Dual 6800 Ultra card... maybe we can put two dual cards in Sli... =P
yes, we can.
if it costs $400, ill take 2
it sholdnt cost more than a 7800gtx-that would be insane

einstein_314
05-31-05, 07:05 PM
Whoa now, check out the plaque beside the dual 6800ultra card.

"1GB DDR3 Memory, The World Recorded Memory Size"

:eek: :eek: :eek:
http://img60.echo.cx/img60/6500/1117514634ftvdgwv73m19lcopy5lf.jpg

shabby
05-31-05, 08:02 PM
"The World Recorded Memory Size" They need some better translators :)
It might have a gig of memory in total, but each core has 512mb.

$n][pErMan
05-31-05, 08:07 PM
Maybe im just not seeing it .. but where does it say that works as AGP too??? Looks like a PCI-E card to me :p Although that would be tight if it was AGP too... AGP is still king :D BTW .. that does not look much smaller than the ASUS one... still looks like it would break off the slot if you ask me ;)

Kev1
05-31-05, 08:08 PM
Those are some incredible video cards, both the dual 6800 Ultra with 1gb of memory, and the X800XL PCIe/AGP card :eek:

Way to go MSI (urock)

Not that I'd ever in a million years be able to afford that card :rolleyes:

einstein_314
05-31-05, 08:48 PM
[pErMan']Maybe im just not seeing it .. but where does it say that works as AGP too??? Looks like a PCI-E card to me :p Although that would be tight if it was AGP too... AGP is still king :D BTW .. that does not look much smaller than the ASUS one... still looks like it would break off the slot if you ask me ;)

Lol, this thread is kinda about 2 different cards. Although mainly about the Dual 6800 ultra card but some one mentioned the AGP/PCIe card.

http://www.hardocp.com/image.html?i...xM l9sLmpwZw==

"The World Recorded Memory Size" They need some better translators
It might have a gig of memory in total, but each core has 512mb.

Right, I forgot about that. I wonder if by putting both cores on one board if they can in fact share the memory? Both access it at the same time. That would be pretty sweet. But I agree, it's probably just 512MB each. And yes they need to work on their translations.

Tuork
05-31-05, 11:09 PM
I have one quick question... although it might me more suitable in a separate thread.

Why is SLI only available for PCIe interface?
Why wouldn't it work if they designed a MoBo with dual AGP ports?

My first guess would be the fact that PCIe has a much wider bandwidth, but this would only make AGP-SLI slower.

Please be so kind as to show me path into the light of knowledge :D

Namrok
05-31-05, 11:49 PM
Why is SLI only available for PCIe interface?
Why wouldn't it work if they designed a MoBo with dual AGP ports?

Q: The AGP 3.0 specification supported two AGP slots, why did NVIDIA never pursue dual AGP video solutions in terms of both video cards and motherboard chipsets?

A: AGP did not provide the bandwidth to do this effectively. The high-bandwidth bus architecture offered by PCI Express enabled NVIDIA to launch its SLI technology and reach scaling of up to 2X.

http://www.penstarsys.com/editor/tech/graphics/nvidia/sli_inter/

jAkUp
05-31-05, 11:56 PM
Yea its a gig, but its not usable..lol each GPU writes to the framebuffer, so its really only 512mb ram.... 512mb is enough anyways.. heh

SH64
06-01-05, 12:18 AM
Whoa now, check out the plaque beside the dual 6800ultra card.

"1GB DDR3 Memory, The World Recorded Memory Size"

:eek: :eek: :eek:
http://img60.echo.cx/img60/6500/1117514634ftvdgwv73m19lcopy5lf.jpg

w00t!!! how didnt i pay attention to this thread.

dang 1GB mem in this beast besides the dual core :bugeyes: ?? ... i think its time to get rid of my 6800GT SLI :o

OWA
06-01-05, 12:35 AM
If legit, I like it. :) Just wish they'd do an AGP version.

Tuork
06-01-05, 02:13 AM
Q: The AGP 3.0 specification supported two AGP slots, why did NVIDIA never pursue dual AGP video solutions in terms of both video cards and motherboard chipsets?

A: AGP did not provide the bandwidth to do this effectively. The high-bandwidth bus architecture offered by PCI Express enabled NVIDIA to launch its SLI technology and reach scaling of up to 2X.

http://www.penstarsys.com/editor/tech/graphics/nvidia/sli_inter/

AHA!
Thank you helpy-helpertonne.

;)

SH64
06-01-05, 08:43 AM
AHA!
Thank you helpy-helpertonne.

;)

You beat me to it :D