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GeForce GTX 480 Supports 4-way SLI?

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That is rather pessimistic. Watercooling and overclocking three cards would yield much higher frames and higher benches. Four has no relevance unless you are folding. People that like to spend large sums of money care about performance too. There are always the ignorant too. Like those who buy a 5970 to run one 1680x1050 LCD.
Maybe four has no relevance, but then neither does three, or even possibly two for 90% of 3d applications currently available. But I would imagine anyone bothering to use more than two 480s, would be aimed more or less at number and performance crunching, which would of course include 3dMark, other synthetics/folding etc.

Either way, you'd have to over volt the cards to enable overclocking that returns any significant or noticeable performance difference, and then you'd be resorting to better cooling.

But how exactly do you fit full face water blocks onto multiple GPUs that are slotted in each adjacent PCI-E lane?

That would be a seriously long motherboard.
 
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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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#78
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 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!! :)
 
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#81
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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Crysis 200 fps right? at 1280x1024?
 
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4 way sli does not work on the GTX480 at the moment it mite never its up to nvidia and there drivers