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Nvidia to Go With 3-Way SLI in the Future

Submitted by on September 29, 2007 – 3:10 pm5 Comments

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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.

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  • http://eklipse.net Mike

    Great, it’s the old PC adage of throwing more processors at the problem. Coming from the embedded environment, building specific hardware to solve a problem always provides the greatest performance. Throwing more processing power at it helps too, but it always has the overshadowing problem that sometime in the future someone will find a way to max out what you provided.

    SLI was cool, when the VooDoo2′s were out. SLI is not bad in today’s world, if only the SLI-able video cards included the $30-50 variants such that someone w/ 2 $50 cards could perform just as well as a $300 card. But that would never happen, just like how car manufacturers never build the concept cars that have 300-400hp and would cost less than their premium sports cars.

  • loopy

    It’s like 3 Xbox 360′s in one conveniant compartment!

  • http://eklipse.net Mike

    Not exactly. The 360 has 3 GPPs and 1 GPU. A GPP is a General Purpose Processor, which correlates to the CPU on Desktop’s. A GPU is the Graphics Processing Unit.

    An overly simplistic analogy is with the 360 you have 3 engines feeding one exhaust. With the NVIDIA 3-way SLI, you have 1 engine feeding 3 exhausts.

  • exkon

    “The New Ultimate Gaming Platform.”

    They really need an *, because “ultimate” in the PC world only really last 9 months..

  • Justin

    Mike, if you have a quad core, then 3-way SLI would have four engines (quad CPU) feeding three exhausts (3 GPU). Throw in a physics card as the supercharger. DDR3 memory would be the turbos.