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MikeC
04-17-06, 10:33 AM
MVKTech has just published a new preview about the NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GX2 Quad SLI . Interesting read. :)

http://www.mvktech.net/content/view/3074/

Eliminator
04-17-06, 10:39 AM
it has like no benefit over regular SLI... such a waste

keith33
04-17-06, 10:42 AM
WOW.... well I guess if you can afford a Dell 3007 or a Cinema Display you should be able to afford one of these setups. I'm curious about the power consumption, will PCP&C be selling a lot of 1KW supplies as a result? The MSRP still hasn't been mentioned yet. Regardless of the practicality, its pretty amazing to see what Nvidia has come up with, ATi can still barely get two right. If it's less than double the price of 2x7900 GTX cards, it might be an interesting upgrade path.

OWA
04-17-06, 11:07 AM
Yeah, an ideal match for the Dell 30" LCD. Gimme, gimme, gimme. :)

MikeC
04-17-06, 11:12 AM
The Dell 30" monitors have dropped in price. :)

http://nvnews.pricegrabber.com/search_getprod.php/masterid=16183301/search=30%2522+monitor/promo_id=27/clt_id=14

jAkUp
04-17-06, 11:28 AM
it has like no benefit over regular SLI... such a waste

Not at super high resolutions with high levels of AA/AF.

keith33
04-17-06, 11:29 AM
Not at super high resolutions with high levels of AA/AF.

When do you get yours? :p

jAkUp
04-17-06, 11:32 AM
When do you get yours? :p

Soon :p

keith33
04-17-06, 11:34 AM
Soon :p

http://img390.imageshack.us/img390/6310/ohsnap7rw.gif

Marvel_us
04-17-06, 11:36 AM
Ha! Jakup if you go quad I'll be happy to take one of those GTXs off your hands.;)

I wonder how much smaller the final cards will be.

keith33
04-17-06, 11:38 AM
Ha! Jakup if you go quad I'll be happy to take one of those GTXs off your hands.;)

I wonder how much smaller the final cards will be.

I think the final cards will stay at that size. And I'm considering buying his other Superclock if he hasn't sold it yet. :)

Marvel_us
04-17-06, 11:46 AM
2 buyers already:p

I could've sworn I saw somewhere that nvidia was working on a final version of the cards and they would be smaller to fit in most pc cases.

Mr_LoL
04-17-06, 11:46 AM
According to the inquirer, nvidia are planning on making the cards shorter so it actually fits in most people cases.

nutball
04-17-06, 12:05 PM
I love this quote from the Pros and Cons:

Cons

* Quite expensive
* Power hungry system

Errr... yeah, really?!! :D

jAkUp
04-17-06, 12:09 PM
I never believe in "quite expensive" as a con on enthusiast parts.

Its a high performance part, it should be expensive. I have never read a review on a Lamborgini knocking it because its "expensive." Of course it is! Price is totally subjective, just list the price, and the reader will decide if it is expensive to them or not.

keith33
04-17-06, 12:26 PM
I never believe in "quite expensive" as a con on enthusiast parts.

Its a high performance part, it should be expensive. I have never read a review on a Lamborgini knocking it because its "expensive." Of course it is! Price is totally subjective, just list the price, and the reader will decide if it is expensive to them or not.

This is a good point, "expensive" is a relative term depending on how much disposable income you have on this "hobby". Also, we should account for inflation, I remember nearly pissing myself at the price tag of a $300 Ti4600, now $300 will never get you top of the line.

nippyjun
04-17-06, 01:10 PM
The Dell 30" monitors have dropped in price. :)

http://nvnews.pricegrabber.com/search_getprod.php/masterid=16183301/search=30%2522+monitor/promo_id=27/clt_id=14


I have a contact at Dell/Wipro that sold me the 3007 for $1599 plus tax with 2 day shipping. This includes the 3 year complete care package. If you want the contact feel free to PM me and i'll give you his email.

if you are not familiar with Wipro they are one of the companies in India that Dell outsources to.

nutball
04-17-06, 01:11 PM
Well, I half see your point, for the sort of people who'll be reading the review it's maybe redundant to say that it costs a lot. On the other hand if each GX2 cost ten times the price of a single GPU I doubt many would disagree that it's over-priced, if you see what I mean.

In the end the Pro & Cons bits of review are all subjective judgements on the part of the reviewer. As such "quite expensive" has as much place there as "not fast enough" or "it's the wrong colour".

jAkUp
04-17-06, 01:17 PM
Well, I half see your point, for the sort of people who'll be reading the review it's maybe redundant to say that it costs a lot. On the other hand if each GX2 cost ten times the price of a single GPU I doubt many would disagree that it's over-priced, if you see what I mean.

In the end the Pro & Cons bits of review are all subjective judgements on the part of the reviewer. As such "quite expensive" has as much place there as "not fast enough" or "it's the wrong colour".

Yea, I guess I can see where you are coming from. I suppose if its extremely overpriced than "price" as a con would have some bearing.

SH64
04-17-06, 03:20 PM
One of the pros i like of the dual-card/quad SLI is getting one card that already work as an SLI system. no more brand matching hassle.
you dont necessarily need to get 2 of those!
i think the concept of the GX2 will be greater in the future .. think GeForce 8800 GX2 ;)

Marvel_us
04-17-06, 03:23 PM
I thought nvidia eliminated brand match.

SH64
04-17-06, 03:27 PM
I thought nvidia eliminated brand match.
Yes i think they did , but anyway .. with the GX2 its now even easier to build up your SLI system!

Marvel_us
04-17-06, 03:39 PM
Agreed. Seems it might also free up some space in your system.

GlowStick
04-17-06, 08:33 PM
Finally some test results, as expected it only shows benefit at high resultuions with high aa/af. However I still cant wait for more benches with games come out!

ViN86
04-17-06, 08:46 PM
if there was a processor fast enough to push some major data to these babies, then we'd see them stretch their legs.

until then, crankin the eye candy and resolution up beyond belief will be the only way to see their benefits :(