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

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Aug 9, 2008.

  1. btarunr

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    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.

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    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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    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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    I still can't believe that 3-way SLi is not possible on my GTS's. It stinks!
     
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    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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    ASUS = Win :rockout: Atleast its not just another 8800gt incarnation.
     
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    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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