Saturday, August 9th 2008

ASUS Makes 3-way SLI on GeForce 9800 GT a Reality

Although it was speculated by many that 3-way SLI would be a standard feature with the GeForce 9800 GT graphics cards, reference designs of the card were just a little more than an improvement over the 'previous generation' 8800 GT. 3-way SLI didn't turn out to be a feature standard to all 9800 GT cards, at least not the reference NVIDIA designs. ASUS took up the initiative and prepared the ASUS EN9800GT HybridPower. This non-reference design supports 3-way SLI multi-GPU technology, uses 4-phase VRM circuitry, and the signature ASUS Glaciator GPU fansink. It uses 512 MB of GDDR3 memory. There's no word on the card's parameters or pricing yet.

Source: Expreview
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6 Comments on ASUS Makes 3-way SLI on GeForce 9800 GT a Reality

#1
1c3d0g
Still, if the driver doesn't take into account 9800GT Tri-SLI support, it still won't work properly, wouldn't it? Hopefully NVIDIA's team will announce official support soon.
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btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
And you think ASUS wouldn't have taken the pains to check if 3-way SLI worked (by whatever driver is provided on the product CD) before releasing?
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#3
Weer
I still can't believe that 3-way SLi is not possible on my GTS's. It stinks!
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#4
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
If they created such a card, one would think that it would work. Otherwise, they would have a huge lawsuit on their hands.
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#5
Megasty
ASUS = Win :rockout: Atleast its not just another 8800gt incarnation.
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#6
candle_86
whats the point though?

an 9800GT @ 600/1500/1800 with the full 128shaders and tri SLI would make more sense than this.
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