Thursday, April 8th 2010

GeForce GTX 480 Supports 4-way SLI?

Soon after EVGA laid its hands on stocks of GeForce GTX 480 graphics cards, it claims from an internal test that 4-way SLI is possible on the reference design GTX 480 graphics cards. The GTX 480 was advertised to work with up to two more of its kind in 3-way SLI, in NVIDIA's presentations to the press. EVGA's feat of running four GTX 480 cards was possible on its X58 Classified 4-way SLI motherboard, which has room for four graphics cards, and a special SLI bridge that connects to four NVIDIA graphics cards with two SLI interconnect bridges each. EVGA released a special-edition GeForce GTX 285 4-way SLI ready graphics card to go with the motherboard.

The EVGA X58 Classified 4-way SLI isn't the only motherboard to support 4-way SLI, the recently released EVGA Classified SR2 also ships with the special SLI bridge. No other motherboard vendor released a 4-way bridge, yet. EVGA demonstrated the 4-way SLI setup with a run of Unigine Heaven, although it did not give away any performance numbers. 4-way SLI is not to be confused with Quad-SLI, which is also a four-GPU SLI configuration, but involves a 2-way SLI connection between two dual-GPU graphics cards (such as GeForce 9800 GX2, GTX 295, MARS). Any SLI-supportive motherboard supports Quad-SLI.
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82 Comments on GeForce GTX 480 Supports 4-way SLI?

#1
LAN_deRf_HA
This sucks. Now you have to pick second best performance if you want to fit a sound card, cause what's a top rig without good sound? Pointless that's what.
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HalfAHertz
by: LAN_deRf_HA
This sucks. Now you have to pick second best performance if you want to fit a sound card, cause what's a top rig without good sound? Pointless that's what.
Hello, the 90s called. They want their sound cardz back!
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#4

4 cards works, but you only got 3 cards acceleration. 1 card is put there just to heat up the other three.

Anyways, 4 cards on the mobo, leaves 0(ZERO) room for extra components (sound cards, TV tuners, SCSI, USB 3.0 adapters, etc, etc). I suppose you need to crossfire or SLI or whatever 2PSU's in order to run those, hehehe!! :)
#5
HalfAHertz
by: TAViX
4 cards works, but you only got 3 cards acceleration. 1 card is put there just to heat up the other three.

Anyways, 4 cards on the mobo, leaves 0(ZERO) room for extra components (sound cards, TV tuners, SCSI, USB 3.0 adapters, etc, etc). I suppose you need to crossfire or SLI or whatever 2PSU's in order to run those, hehehe!! :)
See, now if that was true, then 2 295s in sli would lose to a 3-sli 280 config, but it does marginally better... so 4 is indeed better than 3 :p
Sorry for the Toms reference, couldn't find something more respectable.
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#6
u2konline
Crysis 200 fps right? at 1280x1024?
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#7
Live OR Die
4 way sli does not work on the GTX480 at the moment it mite never its up to nvidia and there drivers
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