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Short Quad SLI cards on their way

 
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2006 1:42 pm    Post subject: Short Quad SLI cards on their way Reply with quote

The Inquirer reports that new, shorter Quad SLI cards are about to hit the retail market. Quad SLI
requires special dual-PCB graphics cards, but current models are unfortunately very long, and it
would be difficult to fit them in of the month as NVIDIA introduces a so-called GeForce 7950 GTX 2
(Arghhh. More name craziness!)....read more
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2006 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"The price is high but it is not that bad, compared, say, with the price of a single-chip 7900 GTX that can easily go over 600."

Where the hell are they getting those numbers from? They must be talking about when the card was first released. It just costs a little bit more than $500 now, and thats about half of what they are talking about (600 = $1050).

Inquirer is wack.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2006 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=30972

"To cut the story short, here is the message: expect high-end desktops with TWO CPU SOCKETS soon... i.e. Quad-SLI (and possibly Quad CrossFire) mainboards with dual-socket workstation/server CPUs, but desktop balls and whistles like overclocking, low-latency memory, super sound, etc."

Maybe I spoke too soon.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2006 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

miglaugh wrote:
http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=30972

"To cut the story short, here is the message: expect high-end desktops with TWO CPU SOCKETS soon... i.e. Quad-SLI (and possibly Quad CrossFire) mainboards with dual-socket workstation/server CPUs, but desktop balls and whistles like overclocking, low-latency memory, super sound, etc."

Maybe I spoke too soon.


Well, we will see. I don't plan to buy Quad-SLI anyway Smile I wonder how the game companies gonna close the gap in terms of a reason for why you need x GFX card and x CPU...
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2006 9:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nevermind my original post, I lost track of euros vs pounds.... duh!
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 2006 1:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hehe Smile 800 to 900 == $800 to $900 in the US (if we consider the numeric similarity between European and US hardware prices...)
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