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#1 13 years ago

Do ya think somebodys even gonna make a 6800ultra with 2 cards linked on it, the way they made that dual6600gt card. Its basically 2 vpus welded onto 1, so u could have 4 6800 ultras on sli. think about it




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#2 13 years ago

Where have you seen a 6600GT with two cards in one slot??? You can only link two cards through SLI, and it is possible with any identical GeForce 6 series cards.




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#3 13 years ago

It has to be SLI enabled and PCI-E x16




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#4 13 years ago

Maybe, but you can't have four. Not right now. For the God-knows-however-many-th-time, the 3D1 used the SLI bridge to link the two cores, making it impossible to use two of those cards in true SLI configuration. Until nVIDIA allows for a different solution for the two on-card cores, all you'll get is slightly-worse-than-SLI performance and a motherboard tethered to it.




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#5 13 years ago

3dfx tried the dual gpu boards a while back. The performance difference isn't worth the cost of producing one. It will not give you 100% more processing power. Besides, the pcix16 slot itself doesn't have a large enough pipline to give you it's full potential if one was created (which I heard of no such plans). It's why they made sli technology to begin with. The real cap on performance is the slot the card goes in. SLI allows them to technically double the pipline. Also, the power consumption of 2 dual gpu cards would be astronomical.


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#6 13 years ago

SLI divides the single PCIe x16 lane into a pair of PCIe x8 lanes at best (some solutions give lopsided, x12/x4 lanes). How does that increase throughput? NV4x/R4xx don't use all the bandwidth of a PCIe x16 lane; putting two cores on one card is feasible from the standpoint of bandwidth, just not from implementation. The same may not hold true for the next family of graphics cores.




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#7 13 years ago
RevenWhere have you seen a 6600GT with two cards in one slot??? You can only link two cards through SLI, and it is possible with any identical GeForce 6 series cards.

Gigabyte makes a dual GPU 6600GT. Newegg sells this card and a Gigabyte motherboard together for $480. Check the second link. http://www.giga-byte.com/VGA/Products/Products_GV-3D1.htm# http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813128282&ATT=Motherboard+CPU+VGA+&CMP=OTC-pr1c3grabb3r 1.jpg3.jpg4.jpg




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#8 13 years ago

that shut every one up lol. meh i still love my 6800gt pcie 256mb. no need to have a sli rig to see no difference in graphics.




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#9 13 years ago

What were you saying? http://www.tomshardware.com/hardnews/20050520_153522.html $800 for one though...




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#10 13 years ago

WOW... thats actually EXACTLY what we were talking about!!! A DUAL 6800!!! Too bad its not dual Ultras, but that woulda been pretty hot.




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