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Owlsphone
12-17-2004, 06:58 PM
http://www.tomshardware.com/hardnews/20041216_115811.html

Seems that Gigabyte seems to have solved one of the drawbacks of owning and SLI system...you had to buy a new motherboard with 2 graphics slots and you had to buy 2 graphics cards.

Why not just stick 2 cores together on the same card?!

THIS is the future...not the 2x graphics card solutions.

Willey
12-17-2004, 07:35 PM
Reminds me of Voodoo 5500 (2 chips) and 6000 (4 chips) http://www.ubisoft.de/smileys/3.gif

But I also heard that ATi is going to have some kind of SLI that even supports different cards http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

So you just stuff a new card next to your old one and you don't have to throw the old one out http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif
Just imagine you'd have a 9800Pro and a X800XT in SLI, that would rock http://www.ubisoft.de/smileys/3.gif

That's the future http://www.dierk3er.privat.t-online.de/JG5/Bilder/v.gif

Gibbage1
12-17-2004, 07:47 PM
TRuly interesting! Also ATi once had a dual chip card. Thanks for the update!

bird_brain
12-17-2004, 08:22 PM
Cool, all we need now is 32x AGP support. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

ColoradoBBQ
12-17-2004, 10:04 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Owlsphone:
Why not just stick 2 cores together on the _same_ card?! <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

The problem of two cores is that the board must be expanded to accomdate the extra electricity for the two cores and the extra cooling fans. Its difficult to map a circuit for two graphic calculator on the same board without having a ciruit path burn up from too much current.

woofiedog
12-17-2004, 11:58 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif Very interesting reading material. Maybe I will be up-grading this spring.