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03-09-06, 02:37 PM

03-09-06, 03:19 PM
Nice Read, Shimino Is The Man!

But the amazing result is the 2560x1600 testing. The Quad SLI configuration took 7,600+ points at the maximum resolution of 2560x1600. Frame rates were quite smooth and much more consistent than when you benchmark at the default resolution of 1024x768. This gave us a lot of hope in the smooth gaming performance at Extreme HD resolutions of 2560x1600 promised by NVIDIA.

To top things off, we ran 3D Mark 05 at 2560x1600 with the maximum anti-aliasing setting offered by Quad SLI... 32x SLI AA!! We ended up with a score of 3000+, which is amazing at this kind of settings. Maximum resolution with a breakthrough level of anti-aliasing. The frame rates is definitely not liquid smooth, but not exactly a slide show either. That's pretty much the speed of getting your 6600GT to run 3d mark 05 but at image quality settings so many times better. You can say I've never seen 3D Mark 05 look this good and sharp.

We did manage to feel the card a bit during the benchmarking and frankly they don't feel as hot as I expected, probably due to the lower clock speeds, smaller die and possibly lower voltage.

NVIDIA announced that system builders and OEMs are offering Quad SLI technology in their systems today, as of launch date 9th March. We really look forward to testing out such a system! Hopefully we can get our hands on one such system soon!

I tried looking on Nvidia's SLI-Zone and here is the link to Sytem Builders:

Not one System Builder(besides Dell) offered a RIG using an Intel EE CPU on an NF4x16 board. Maybe AMD has payed all the System Builders off to only use AMD CPU's. Maybe Intel should SUE. Now wouldn't that be Ironic! LOL

03-09-06, 03:25 PM
Dell has I believe 5k systems planned. Limited edition.

03-09-06, 03:25 PM
OMG... Absolutely nuts! :D Too bad only for 16x boards though :(

Monnie Rock
03-09-06, 04:07 PM
Think the clock speeds can be increased to GTX levels with cooling? 650/800 or even 700/900 overclocked?

03-09-06, 05:20 PM
Think the clock speeds can be increased to GTX levels with cooling? 650/800 or even 700/900 overclocked?

If you water cool all of them 4 babies, hell yeah! (nana2) Canīt wait what the crazy OCer will squeeze out of QuadSLI.

Monnie Rock
03-09-06, 05:25 PM
memory are the same 1.1ns samsung, seems those should increase nicely. you think?

03-09-06, 05:37 PM
Itīs all about properly cooling it, and of course being able to up the voltages if you run into the stock voltage wall, that is if they are indeed lower than the ones of standard 7900GTX cards. The PCB should handle these clocks as well. So yes, I think the memory should clock just as nicely.

Iīd wait for the G80 QuadSLI, but people who can afford QuadSLI, wonīt have big problems building a second rig when the G80 QuadSLI comes out. lol

Monnie Rock
03-09-06, 06:29 PM
ehh Well it would be a pity if they lowered the actual voltage to the core/memory on an Enthusiast device such as this. You really think anyone that phurchases one will worry about how much of a power supply you need? Plus the 90nm core should reduce heat to some extent. Also, Memory does not get that hot.

Can anyone confirm that the voltage for the core and memory is lower than the 7900 gtx boards? Is this something that could be changed in a bios?

03-10-06, 01:35 AM
Isnt anyone worried about these cards being cpu limited?

Monnie Rock
03-10-06, 01:47 AM
Isnt anyone worried about these cards being cpu limited?

Not at 2048x1536 with high levels of anti-aliasing.

This is about great fps with max image quality. Not setting world record benchmarks.