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Quad SLI goes retail with 7950 GTX 2

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Nvidia plans to ship smaller retail versions of Quad-SLI capable cards later this month. They should cost around $800 to $900 dollars a card. Seems like a good deal to me since a single 7900 GTX costs about $600.

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wait you're saying $300 for a small-form factor (I assume that's what "smaller" means) is good?!?! That's all way too overpriced, but why would they up the price $300 if you have to buy twice as many as you do with a normal 7900gtx? That's just stupid, $1000 for SLI (about $500 for a 7900GTX) or $3600 for Quad-SLI? Who is gonna do that?!?! The only way it's a good deal is if you mean they're shipping you 4 seperate cards as a bundle for 1 ULTRA low price, $900.
 
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No, it would be around $1800 for Quad-SLI because the 7900 GTX2 and the 7950 GTX2 are two GPU's on one PCB. That's why they're so expensive. That is actually a pretty good deal.
 

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oh okay that is pretty good then. I'd like to see an 8x SLI setup with 4 7950 GTX 2's.
 
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8x?!? I'd like to see them go 16x.
 

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how would they do that? I'm talking 4 of those cards in Quad-SLI.
 
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NVM, I thought that you ment each PCI-E would be 8x bandwith. Sorry.
 

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well games don't support SLI, Crossfire or SLI. It's up to the mobo and hardware to decide.
 
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I dont think so...software tells the hardware what to do. if it does not, it will operate in a default state (where each gpu will do a portion of the whole, and compile all the data together). Few games i have see had options to enable mulit core support for both cpu and gpu.
 

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yeah dude multi-core for CPU is a little different. Software does control SLI but the specific game doesn't. I mean if the game had to then there'd be no point in SLI, and the statistics (up to 70% performance increase) would be totally wrong.