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Graphics A look back on SLi from 10 years ago (4-way GTX580's)

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Bloody_Pete, 27 Apr 2020.

  1. Bloody_Pete

    Bloody_Pete Technophile

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    Fun video looking at low end modern GPU's vs quad SLi on top of the range cards. The single card is actually quite good, but quad is just a mess!
     
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    £1600. Less than I paid for my 2080Ti.

    Edit. If they were 1.5gb they were £380. If they were 3gb they were £430. Each like.

    It's still totally lame, though.

     
  3. xaser04

    xaser04 Ba Ba Ba BANANA!

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    Funnily enough I watched this on lunch. Was quite interesting to see, especially the synthetic benchmark on such a fast CPU. From memory it was always pretty naff in games due to a lack of support (might have been some outliers but I can't remember).

    Shame he didn't add in dual and Tri SLI into at least one of the games to see if there was any scaling to be had.
     
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    David Take my advice — I’m not using it.

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    ...and I thought the giveaway was the post date on YT... :p:
     
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    I was quad for a while, a short while, as it was worse than 3x, 2x provided best scaling typically for your dough, 3x added a bit more but not enough to justify the outlay though I kept it as there were benefits at 4k etc, 4x just seemed to go backwards in every title bar benchmarking ideal scenarios.
     
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    You also didn't see the GPU core was black plastic lol.
     
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    Plus the ease with which he's handling it, as if that was real it'd be 2kg! If I put my engineering hat on, there's a lot of flaws with it too, thermal and airflow makes no sense to make a card like that, its got faaaaaaar too many power phases to ever make sense, plus just look at it! What case would you even fit that in, let alone without the damn thing snapping itself, the PCIe port and everything else! 1/10, silly prank :p Good job on the model though!
     

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