SLI with FOUR 7800 GTs!

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  1. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

    Lord Blackadder

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    FOUR 7800GT GPUs (two per card), 1GB VRAM, 377 watts of power consumption add up to an insane penis-envy-my-GPU-is-bigger setup....but you know you would if you could.

    Each card needs its own power brick! :eek:

    But you can't buy one. The drivers are currently as stable as a heroin addict, and neither the cards or drivers are available to the public. Yet....
     
  2. atari1356 macrumors 68000

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    I want a setup like that! Except I want it to fit inside my PowerBook... maybe in a few years. :D
     
  3. Patmian212 macrumors 68020

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    WOWOWOWOOW that will look better then real life!!!!
     
  4. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Wow... imagine how sweet WoW would look running on THAT! :eek:
     
  5. homerjward macrumors 68030

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    ha! you can run 4 7800gt's on a new power mac WITHOUT stability issues! :p

    (yes, i know it's different ;))
     
  6. NYmacAttack macrumors 6502

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    That setup is amazing too bad you couldn't buy it even if you had the money.:eek:
     
  7. Dagless macrumors Core

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    fast :cool:

    times like this I wish I didn't drop out of the hardware crowd. about 4 years ago I just got bored with whats in the computer. still. even though I cant tell my 7800 GT from my 9600 pro (my PC's video card) I can see that running Quake 4 in ultra quality with 4xAA in that high resolution at that FPS is bleeding good.
     
  8. beige matchbox macrumors 6502a

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    hehe, i have a single 7800GT in my PC and it runs WoW max settings, max AA/AF of all kinds, all quality settings at around 40-50fps :cool: drops to about 15fps in IF tho, lol

    1280x1024 btw
     
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  10. maya macrumors 68040

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    Dual was so last year. Its Quad for the coming year. ;)
     
  11. Lord Blackadder thread starter macrumors G5

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    Despite the unfinished drivers, the cards still showed a meaningful increase in framerates over a dual setup, and didn't require an SLI cable either.

    It'll probably be awhile before something like this is available off the shelf, but on the upside there's a good chance that by then some of the top-end stuff will be available for Mac.
     
  12. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    ...Drool... :eek: :)
     
  13. GreenLightning macrumors newbie

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    that is a crazy/very expensive but awesome setup!!! i'd get one if i was a rich bastard
     
  14. maya macrumors 68040

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    Available for PC = mid 2006

    Available for Mac (Intel) = early 2007 (and that is if we are lucky)


    Sad but true. :eek:
     
  15. maya macrumors 68040

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    You want to be Bill Gates offspring. :eek: :p ;) :D
     
  16. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Oh God, that would be terrible- being rich would be nice, but being related to the mastermind of all that is evil (aka M$). :eek: ;) :)
     
  17. Lord Blackadder thread starter macrumors G5

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    It probably won't even be that quick, since the Powermac line will still be PPC till the end of '06.

    By the time the Powermac is an Intel Mac, nVidia will be well into the life cycle of the GeForce 8 class of video cards. But hopefully by then they'll be making cross-platform cards. ATI already has one, and hopefully it will soon be joined by others.

    SLI/Crossfire is the future, until they start making dual-core GPUs. :p
     

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