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Old 09-03-09, 09:57 AM   #13
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Man they cant even get 2-way sli working 100%

+1

SLI works and works well...sometimes.

Quad SLI will just put the load back onto the cpu anyway... in the two titles it'll work in.

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Old 09-03-09, 10:15 AM   #14
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atleast 1600w psu i think it needs
Yep! And this will almost overload a 115V/15Amp circuit.
The required 2 KVA Unterruptible Power Supply will cost you more than the whole system
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Old 09-03-09, 01:07 PM   #15
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The title sounds so...dirty.
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Old 09-03-09, 01:39 PM   #16
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I wish they would dedicate more time to single card improvement. Why not just focus on a card that can do as much as this 4-way SLI? That would be even better.
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Old 09-03-09, 01:45 PM   #17
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^^ I completely agree. It would be alot better in terms of heat, space, power, etc. Plus with a single GPU the amount of problems is drastically lower
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Old 09-03-09, 02:16 PM   #18
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The title sounds so...dirty.
There is nothing like 4 way sly cumming
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Old 09-03-09, 05:42 PM   #19
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I wish they would dedicate more time to single card improvement. Why not just focus on a card that can do as much as this 4-way SLI? That would be even better.
Cause there's lot's of money to be made doing it this way?.

I just can't Imagine having 4 overpriced, on the way out, worn out card's at the same time to upgrade from. Then, will the next gen card's be set up for 4-way either?. At least that question should be answered in their promo. Like I said, it's a little too late in the gtx200 game, to be pulling this off without some sort of promise of future proofing.
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Tis the nature of the beast. A video card as powerful as 4-way SLi would be overkill, therefore eliminating the necessity of upgrading often as Nvidia/ATi would like. These companies would lose money in the long run. It's only feasible for them to release slightly upgraded video cards every 5 months or so and market them as the next big thing to keep the cash flowing.
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Old 09-03-09, 07:01 PM   #21
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Tis the nature of the beast. A video card as powerful as 4-way SLi would be overkill, therefore eliminating the necessity of upgrading often as Nvidia/ATi would like. These companies would lose money in the long run. It's only feasible for them to release slightly upgraded video cards every 5 months or so and market them as the next big thing to keep the cash flowing.
We can't forget that the next DX is just around the corner. Even if it suck's, wouldn't you feel behind the times if you went for 4-way 285's and 6mo later you had last gen DX?.
I mean, I don't really care for DX10, but I don't feel right not being up to date for the money either. I don't know, maybe it's just me (you guy's decide), but it just seem's (if anything) inappropriate timing.

Does anyone know why nvidia can't do this on one card?. CR?
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It's good that Nvidia is pushing things like this, otherwise we would be like couple steps behind with just ATI.
That bait... right ?
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We can't forget that the next DX is just around the corner. Even if it suck's, wouldn't you feel behind the times if you went for 4-way 285's and 6mo later you had last gen DX?.
I mean, I don't really care for DX10, but I don't feel right not being up to date for the money either. I don't know, maybe it's just me (you guy's decide), but it just seem's (if anything) inappropriate timing.

Does anyone know why nvidia can't do this on one card?. CR?
Well put it this way, 4 cards are always going to be faster than 1. Even if Nvidia came out with a new card that was as fast as 4 GTX 285 someone is going to want something faster than that. If they can afford 4 GTX 285s then they will buy 4 GTX 380s when they come out.
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I wish they would dedicate more time to single card improvement. Why not just focus on a card that can do as much as this 4-way SLI? That would be even better.
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Tis the nature of the beast. A video card as powerful as 4-way SLi would be overkill, therefore eliminating the necessity of upgrading often as Nvidia/ATi would like. These companies would lose money in the long run. It's only feasible for them to release slightly upgraded video cards every 5 months or so and market them as the next big thing to keep the cash flowing.
You have to keep time frame in mind. Nvidia WILL make a card that is as fast as 4 x GTX 285 and everyone will need to have it once that comes out. It might be 2 years before that happens though. By using 2 way, 3 way, or 4 way SLI you can have performance that you never would have been able to get otherwise. When the 8800GTX came out it was a beast of a card and could do everything that most people wanted. A pair of these cards would give you performance better than a single GTX 280 which took another 2 years before it came out.

When Crysis came out you basically needed 2 8800GTX to be able to run it. If you were gaming on a 30" screen you could forget turning up all of the eye candy. By having 4 way SLI anyone who really wants to can pack their computer full of GPU power and play the game at that resolution now instead of waiting 3 years for the technology to catch up.


While 4 way SLI is definitely pushing the envelope I could actually see it as being useful in those extreme cases. Think 2560 x 1600 @ 120hz in order to use the 3d glasses on a 30" monitor. You're going to need one hell of a system to pull that off and you just might run out of GPU before you do CPU in that case.
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