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Nvidia releases Quad SLI Beta driver

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This driver is a Beta driver that enables Quad NVIDIA SLI technology, allowing you to put two GeForce 7950 GX2 graphics cards in a single system with an NVIDIA nForce SLI motherboard. This driver is strictly for end user Beta testing with two GeForce 7950 GX2 graphics cards only and is not intended for production.

If you own, or are planning to buy, two GeForce 7950 GX2 graphics cards to build your own Quad NVIDIA SLI PC, we encourage you to download the beta drivers here and try them out on your NVIDIA SLI PC.
The driver can be downloaded here.

Source: SLI Zone
 
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I still think quad SLI, is a total waste of power and money.
 

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Though does anyone have 2 of these expensive things? I'm curious of the results.
 
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As I recall Quad SLI was still getting pretty bad yields because its bottlenecked by processors, even with Conroe it is still going to be bottlenecked. I think QUAD Sli is more of a bragging rights type thing.
 

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Quad-SLI will only be fully unleased with Kentsfield or 4x4.

It's like... for DX10, NVIDIA will have a worse chip, but the most pwoerful solution for it with Quad-SLI. Same with AMD. Conroe is destroying AM2 right now, but with AM2 you'll be able to have 4x4 allowing the overall most powerful machine but with worse chips, just more of them.

Until then, Your only real benefit is better AA performance in HD+ resolutions.

BTW, does anyone know how 4x4 will end up on motherboards? Will AMD make their own chipset? Will it just plug into current chipsets the way RD580 can do 939 and AM2, and just needs new boards?
 

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Shouldn't Quad-SLI have 8 cards? This looks to me like Dual SLI... I know its not a mistake, but it seems like Nvidias naming scheme is slightly flawed...