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Old 6th January, 2006, 01:02 AM
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Dell and nVidia Announce QUAD SLI XPS !!!

NVIDIA and Dell Showcase First-Ever Quad-SLI PC

The most extreme HD gaming experience is here with Quad NVIDIA® SLI™ technology

NVIDIA and Dell unveiled the first-ever Quad-SLI PC at the Consumer Electronics Show 2006. Taking its acclaimed SLI technology to the next level, NVIDIA introduced support for not one, not two, not three, but FOUR GPUs. Delivering the most extreme high definition gaming experience available on the PC, Quad SLI features four of NVIDIA's flagship GeForce® 7800 GTX GPUs with an NVIDIA nForce®4 SLI motherboard.

Imagine tearing through today’s most advanced PC games with an unheard of 41 gigapixels per second of raw graphics performance, 5.2 teraflops of compute power, 96 pixel pipes, and an astounding 2 GB of on-board graphics memory. Nothing can stop you when you have this kind of hardware on your side.

Now imagine yourself doing all of this at extreme HD resolutions with everything turned on. A Quad-SLI PC lets you run your favorite games at an unbelievably high resolution of 2560x1600 while maintaining silky smooth frame rates. In addition, support for a new 32x antialiasing mode and 16x anisotropic filtering enables stunning visuals.

Click here to learn more about Quad SLI
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Old 6th January, 2006, 01:09 AM
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Wow! What a beast
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Old 6th January, 2006, 01:16 AM
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Ah I see how they do it.

Each slot has a dual card in it! so still only using 2 PCIe x16 slots, but probably both at x16 not 1 at x16 and 1 x4 or both x8.
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Old 6th January, 2006, 01:28 AM
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Site just unveiled today, as well as the new XPC. And yes, two 512mb GTX's slapped into one 16x socket.
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Old 6th January, 2006, 01:42 AM
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Site just unveiled today, as well as the new XPC. And yes, two 512mb GTX's slapped into one 16x socket.

Might actually come close to using the full bandwith - as long there is a screen, prog, CPU, and RAM that can use it.

Hell they are using a Intel, and 2GB RAM.

Need to do it in something like this
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well there was that pci-e x4 board that was out a while ago, forgot who made it thought, remember seein a review somewhere, it might have even been posted here if i remember correctly
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New and better things are coming...just wait for it.
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Dell. ROFL
I agree with Pitch on that part.


Now, I like overkill, better to be safe than sorry. But I've seen the 4 7800GT benchies on THG. Yes, not necessarily the most reliable source for info...but I really wasnt impressed at the preformance gains over traditional SLI. **funny how I'm calling SLI traditional now**

So, my questions, what CPU? (we all know this)
How much RAM?
PSU?
Air flow? (if any, were talking about Dell here)

Baseline cost? (Stratospherically high I bet)
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Probably in the neighborhood of your yearly income.
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CPU - P4 EE Dual core 955 overclocked to 4.26GHz
RAM - 2GB dual channel 667MHz - probably generic
PSU - dell
Airflow - dell standard - none

Cost $7,000+ US

I created a system closest as I could and it was $6471 US

So build your own? will be half the price!
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Old 6th January, 2006, 02:26 AM
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$7,000/2 = $3,500

$6,471 > $3,500
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$7,000/2 = $3,500

$6,471 > $3,500

Yeah but that $6,471 was using the Dell site to get an idea of what it will cost.

I was thinking half the price going to newegg and buying components then building it yourself.

NO DELL HERE
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This would be called a 'consumer' PC, but I'd imagine that it doesn't have a very 'consumer' friendly price tag.
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hehe

they call it a "gaming PC"
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Dell!! what a good way to waist power the other componets must be ****.Whats the point of quad GPU's? it's about $1600 on graphics sub systems!!! Besides that what type of AMD CPu would you need to run it no CPU block? An AMD 6400+? Sli already need a 4000+/FX-55 to run full banwith with 7800GT's.
I'm laughing here since they did it with dell, not alienware,which I will admit is very well built ( I have to admit). Dell on the otherhand has a jumble of wires. The ones not being used just hanging all around. I'm going to laugh harder when it heats the dell system up to melting.

Also what game is compatible with four GPU's SLi is still *fairly* limited.
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Yeah but that $6,471 was using the Dell site to get an idea of what it will cost.

I was thinking half the price going to newegg and buying components then building it yourself.

NO DELL HERE
Hlaf the price and works 10x times better.... hmmm.... I think I'll get the dell
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just though of this is there any OC'ing possibility with the 4 GPU's?
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Just think

You have a dual card - how are they on overclocking
Then SLi - how is that on overclocking

Take the worst of both, add that together, add in a Dell system, and hey presto, you have a pile of plastic

But prbably not good in the best of cases
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Just think

You have a dual card - how are they on overclocking
Then SLi - how is that on overclocking

Take the worst of both, add that together, add in a Dell system, and hey presto, you have a pile of plastic

But prbably not good in the best of cases
not to mention a extremely conveinent light wallet. Dell carries a heavy one to take the burden off you.
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