Nvidia to Go With 3-Way SLI in the Future
The guys at X-bit Labs found a slide from an upcoming roadmap for Nvidia technology. In the frame above (click to enlarge), the picture shows three video cards working in tandem. This SLI setup according to the article will only work Nvidia’s flagship 8800GTX cards, but will be expanded afterwards to other cards in the lineup.
Also, it looks like this will be supported on only the Nvidia nForce 680i and 780i chipsets right off the bat, so older motherboards will have to be upgraded to get this functionality. Funny thing about this and the artcile mentions it as I was thinking it, is that Vista only supports two way SLI. Right now, if you ordered one of the Quad SLI systems (two cards on one board x 2) that cost close to $1100, you are only getting use of two GPUs vs four. So if this three-way approach is to succeed, Vista will need to be fixed to address this issue.Tags: 3-way, 680i, 780i, 8800gtx, gpu, graphics, hardware, nforce, nvida, PC, sli