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Dutch60
06-28-2004, 11:09 AM
nVidia SLI, anybody have the money for this?

http://www.nvnews.net/

http://home.planet.nl/~elzer033/nvsli/NV_SLI.jpg

http://home.planet.nl/~elzer033/nvsli/NV_SLI_6800U.jpg

BOB at 1600x1200 8xAA 16xAF at 100 FPS http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

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Dutch60
06-28-2004, 11:09 AM
nVidia SLI, anybody have the money for this?

http://www.nvnews.net/

http://home.planet.nl/~elzer033/nvsli/NV_SLI.jpg

http://home.planet.nl/~elzer033/nvsli/NV_SLI_6800U.jpg

BOB at 1600x1200 8xAA 16xAF at 100 FPS http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

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DD_NL
06-28-2004, 11:11 AM
I wish...

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TX Rahman
06-28-2004, 11:15 AM
Ahhh...kinda nostalgic... Reminds me of thje old VooDoo2 SLI configurations... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

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Dutch60
06-28-2004, 11:16 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by TX Rahman:
Ahhh...kinda nostalgic... Reminds me of thje old VooDoo2 SLI configurations... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Regards and Salute,
TX-Rahman
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But this works very different! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

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TX Rahman
06-28-2004, 11:18 AM
Yeah...was just reading that....hmmm... Rather costly I bet! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

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Dutch60
06-28-2004, 11:23 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by TX Rahman:
Yeah...was just reading that....hmmm... Rather costly I bet! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

Regards and Salute,
TX-Rahman
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If it runs BOB at 1600x1200 8xAA 16xAF at 100 FPS it's worth the money and you can start this year with one GeForce 6800 Ultra Extreme and when this is not running BOB at the enough FPS you can plug in a second GeForce 6800 Ultra Extreme. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

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jtasker
06-28-2004, 12:25 PM
You could probably use it as a toaster if you could jam a piece of bread between the two of them..

p1ngu666
06-28-2004, 01:08 PM
i was thinking that http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif
jam, honey, choc
now thats the question http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

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WB_Outlaw
06-28-2004, 01:38 PM
If I get the gig I'm gunnin' for now, I'm gonna get a rig as soon as the cards/mobo's are available.

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Scratch that, my wife saw me typing this and says that we are going Scuba Diving in Hondura FIRST, then the new gaming rig.

Hunter82
06-28-2004, 02:21 PM
good for the quadro or fire gl crowd but that's about it for right now. Try powering those suckers for gaming http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

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PlaneEater
06-28-2004, 02:42 PM
Dammit, now I have to decide between this or the virtual reality helmet I wanted to get for BoB.

ASM 1
06-28-2004, 02:56 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by TX Rahman:
Ahhh...kinda nostalgic... Reminds me of thje old VooDoo2 SLI configurations... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Regards and Salute,
TX-Rahman
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gifhttp://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif Thats what I thought http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/11.gif as soon as I saw this post! Didnt have one (or two!) myself, but I did have a 3dfx voodoo1 - look where they (3DFX) ended up!

In answer to the original question - NO! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-sad.gif I've just bought all the bits to build myself a P4 3.0.... my 9800 pro will have to do I am afraid.... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/784.gif Until I get a job, at any rate.....

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p1ngu666
06-28-2004, 04:21 PM
done some maths, its not good http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-sad.gif
1 card = a arm and leg, so 2 = no limbs.
mobo and cpu/ram etc, we talking a internal organ (kidney probably)
and your 3rd leg http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif for your psu, or power lead if u downstairs is rather small.

u could sell your joystick/peddles etc for the money for the new stick.
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NAT stands for nose and tongue.

think i might go for it tho http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/35.gif

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georgeo76
06-28-2004, 06:22 PM
Looking @ those suckers reminds me of the dual He111z. And it seems that they have more in common than appearance.

There both stop-gap solutions. Du wanted a quick-cheap glider tow plane, Nvidia wants a quick-cheep next-generation card. So they just stuck two existing models together.
If tomorrows games will require that much bandwidth, then the MoBos will support it. If dual processors is the graphics solution, then we'll see dual processors on the same board.

I don't know if Nvidia is just trying to get us to buy two video cards instead of one, But that thing couldn't look more jerry-rigged if it were constructed of bailing wire and chewing gum.

NetDaemon
06-28-2004, 07:30 PM
and do you need dual 480W PSUs to run that thing? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/mockface.gif



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VW-IceFire
06-28-2004, 09:00 PM
Two concerns:

1) Power requirements...the GeForce 6 is already notorious for being big and power hungry.

2) Actual performance. I'm willing to bet its not anywhere near double the performance so what advantage will it give.

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Dutch60
06-29-2004, 01:05 AM
Why are you all so negative although I must admit I am a bit skeptical myself, there will be nothing ATi can through at this that will be faster so for all the negative things you can say about this nVidia solution the will be King of the FPS hill at least until the R500 or the NV50 will arrive which will not be before the end of 2005 http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/mockface.gif

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WOLFMondo
06-29-2004, 01:06 AM
Not sure how they work but previous designs like this would have the cards rendering alternate frames, so the performance increase would be very noticable.

TX Rahman, I had a dual voodoo2 setup as wellhttp://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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Nub_322Sqn
06-29-2004, 03:22 AM
Who needs 100 fps?

I don't.

I use Vsync and have a steady framerate of 38 fps (75 Hz) so even if I buy this I will still have a steady 38 fps.

Waste of money as far as I see it.

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WOLFMondo
06-29-2004, 03:30 AM
I agree, a total waste of cash but when the voodoo2's could do this it as was well worth the money but you could buy a whole new PC and a X800XT for the price of two of those 6800 ultra cards and I really doubt the performance different would be noticable to the human eye which at best can pick up 60 FPS.

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Nub_322Sqn
06-29-2004, 03:46 AM
The Voodoo cards used 3Dfx, which was a lot better then the D3D that was used back then.

OpenGL was also in the infant shoes in those days.

So the Voodoo brought new technology with it, this dual setup does not, it just boosts the current technology.

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Slammin_
06-29-2004, 04:18 AM
If money was not an object, I'd get get that! I still have one of my Voodoo2's around here somewhere and running those in SLI was definitely worth it.

Like I said though, figuring the cards are what, $500-$600 each? I think I'll pass http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/crazy.gif

Jasko76
06-29-2004, 04:33 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Nub_322Sqn:
The Voodoo cards used 3Dfx, which was a lot better then the D3D that was used back then.

OpenGL was also in the infant shoes in those days.

So the Voodoo brought new technology with it, this dual setup does not, it just boosts the current technology.

http://www.xs4all.nl/~rcma/banners/Nubarusbanner.jpg <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Ahem -

thsi should read - 3DFX made Voodoo cards which used Glide, a proprietary 3dfx technology which unfortunately didn't survive the fall of 3dfx. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/51.gif

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yarbles67
06-29-2004, 06:22 AM
Early benchmarks running PCI-E SLI Nvidia cards show a 77% performance improvement using un-optimized drivers (drives basically work by distributing 50% of the workload across the two cards but future drivers will be even slicker). The technology does what it claims but it's not for the general masses. It's like the elite sports car that costs 120,000+, only those with a phat stack will caugh it up. They will sell - mostly in the FPS arenas. Those few that get the SLI configuration will be extremely happy with their investment. The rest of us can kid ourselves that SLI setup won't be that much better than a single PCI ultra setup but deep down, we'll crave the rig. Of course once these hit, the reviews and commentary will come. That's when we'll really know if this technology is the real dope or a bunch of silicon dung. So, wait and see. Don't be an idiot and run and get one the first day it hits the streets http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Scen
06-29-2004, 10:24 AM
Nothing new move along... So what...

I had the SLI setup back in the day... I remember moving from my voodoo1 to the voodoo2 and it was a drastic change... The nice part about Voodoo2 at the time was it supported all the drivers. It supported DX OpenGL and of course their own native support of Glide.

The cards kicked butt and remained in my system for some time. The reason why it lasted is my first card was a whopping 300 bucks and I held onto it. Once the prices game down I bought my second Voodoo2 and bumped my res to 10x7 for something like 3 years. In fact I still have them.

It's a great idea but the problem now is the changes in technology are much more drastic because of the new standards constantly being put out by the DX people and alike. Heck a new piece comes out every year and every six months a newer version of the previous chip comes out. (usually just higher clocked because they got the manufacturing down)

With that said they are going to have to be more creative about how they are going to roll it out. The idea of just adding a second card and getting more life from the orignal is great. But every year you could just purchase the next gen card and double your performance and get the latest in technology.

Back when I had the V2 the competition wasn't as strong and technology wasn't moveing as fast in terms of software.

Just thought I would chime in.

Scendore

pcisbest
06-29-2004, 12:29 PM
All it is is a way for Nvidia to get you to buy two of their cards instead of one. No game could possibly need that much GPU power, you would also be hitting some serious CPU bottlenecks. A P43GHZ for example already bottlenecks the X800XT, so the current cards just realeased have plenty of potential as it is, unless all of you guys are running FX-53s or something, which I doubt.

By the time the CPU bottleneck is eliminated for most users and that setup would become cost-effective, there will be a new card out anyway.

In addition, you have the aforementioned power issues brought up by others in here.

Conclusion: if you by this now you are a sap.

james8325
06-29-2004, 12:59 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by VW-IceFire:
Two concerns:

1) Power requirements...the GeForce 6 is already notorious for being big and power hungry.

2) Actual performance. I'm willing to bet its not anywhere near double the performance so what advantage will it give.

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Actually, it says it will run 1.87 times better than a single card. that sounds close to double to me.