Four graphics cards

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by barneygumble, Oct 11, 2005.

  1. barneygumble macrumors 6502a

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    This has got to be the coolest piece of hardware I have seen for awhile

    How many of you would like to see this in the next powermac I know I sure would :D

    In particular, I think this is cool
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  4. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    Geez, that's pure flash. I can't imagine why anyone would need four 6600GT or 7800-class GPUs. If you need 8 displays just use 4 cheap PCI cards (or 3 PCI and one PCI-E) with dual display outputs.

    Still, if you want to show off...
     
  5. rickvanr macrumors 68040

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    Its not to run them independently, it's so they work together.
     
  6. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    ...except that they don't right now, because the proper drivers don't exist.

    This setup points the way ahead but is currently useless. I'm not sure why we would want to go with these multi-GPU solutions since GPUs are still far away from the clock speed ceilings that currently plague CPU manufacturers.

    Still, I can see NVIDIA releasing a new version of SLI allowing more than two cards to be daisy-chained...

    But my god the cost. Four 7800s + a $250 motherboard and you still need a display, case, memory, storage....
     

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