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Old 12-13-07, 09:03 AM   #1
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EVGA 680i + (EVGA 8800 Ultra x 3) + (PCIe Connectors x 6) + Bridge + 1200 Watt PSU =



So here it is, 3-Way SLI. First thing to note, you really need a beefy PSU in order to run 3-Way SLI. My PC Power and Cooling 1KW couldn't handle the load, this new TT 1.2KW is rock solid.

As expected, 3-Way SLI is fast, really fast. Meaning to take good advantage of it, expect to run 8X or 16xAA. I posted a few benchmarks below, no Crysis yet, as I will wait for the patch to evaluate that. Some apps take really advantage of 3-Way, others not so much, but that could be a CPU limitation.

3-Way SLI is actually pretty stable, I remember back to the 7950GX2 Quad SLI days... and... well... thats for another story... But 3-Way SLI actually works very well, and I have not come across any incompatible app yet, or any abnormalities. Must be the 3-Way AFR

So, here are some benchies comparing it to standard SLI, and also, see below for a COD4 screenshot at 16xQAA/16xAF, notice the framerate

FEAR
1920x1200 4x/16x
2-Way SLI= 141FPS
3-Way SLI= 171FPS

3DMark06
1280x1024
2-Way SLI= 17,364
3-Way SLI= 18,341

Call of Juarez DX10
1920x1200
2-Way SLI= 29FPS
3-Way SLI= 39FPS

World in Conflict DX10
1920x1200 4x/16x
2-Way SLI= 34FPS
3-Way SLI= 37FPS

Call of Duty 4
1920x1200 16xQ/16x








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Old 12-13-07, 09:07 AM   #2
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*sigh*

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Old 12-13-07, 09:10 AM   #3
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Old 12-13-07, 09:13 AM   #4
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bit-tech has a Nvidia 3-way SLI on nForce 680i preview/review

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/200...680i_preview/1

I would be right in thinking Jacob, that you have 3 Ultra's now.
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I'd still like to know how the GT's tri-SLI setup is gonna happen. ie, will it be through the PCI-E 2.0 bus or are they gonna bring out a revision of the card with two SLI connectors?
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Old 12-13-07, 09:47 AM   #6
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that's awesome.

3-way AFR must be amazing.

the cool thing about AFR is that it must just keep getting better with more cards, hehe.
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Old 12-13-07, 09:51 AM   #7
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I'd still like to know how the GT's tri-SLI setup is gonna happen. ie, will it be through the PCI-E 2.0 bus or are they gonna bring out a revision of the card with two SLI connectors?

So what they are going to do is go back in time 2 months ago and restate that the 8800GT's arent going to support triple SLI.
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So Jacob what Mobo are you using ?
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So what they are going to do is go back in time 2 months ago and restate that the 8800GT's arent going to support triple SLI.
http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/video/d...Executive.html

nvidia are good but I think time-travel is still out of their reach
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So Jacob what Mobo are you using ?
'tis in his sig. EVGA 680i
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Guru3D did a review today too.

I'm actually surprised that it has such an impact on the performance, I thought it may've followed in the Quad-SLI footsteps...
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Old 12-13-07, 10:04 AM   #12
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That is Smoking Hot !
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