Originally Posted by JohnDio
Chris i have a simple question as my 8800GTX is pretty old and i'll probably get a GTX295. Is it the same size as the 8800GTX or is it bigger? My case doesn't have a lot of space so if it's bigger than the 8800GTX i'll probably should reconsider it (the funny thing is that my temps are low even with my 8800GTX overclocked at 630/2020 so there surely won't be temps issues with the new GPU
Pretty much all the Nvidia cards have been the same length since the 8800GTX. It is a little thicker. Its a little thicker but still doesnt obstruct the 3rd device slot below it.
Originally Posted by Skinner
Chris, I just wanted to know, does quad SLI Scale well?
I can give basic answer to this now. Quad SLI scales dependent on how GPU limited you are. What people dont realize about the 9800GX2 is its profile drivers are identical to 3 way SLI and 2 way SLI. WHat kills the 9800GX2 is just having 512 megs of memory. For the most part this is not a big issue for the GTX295. It is possible to starve the GTX295 of its memory at the highest resolutions ((2xxx/16xxx)) with 8x multisampling. But honestly you'd like opt for 8x/16xCSAA at those resses or 4x multisampling. Unlike the 9800GX2 I dont think memory is gonna be a huge problem for this card in its lifespan. Which suffered memory related problems very early on its lifetime.
As far as Microstuttering goes. That really depends on games. Settings. and overall FPS. Quad SLI is no more or less forgiving than 2 way SLI in this regard.