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Hardware First Look: Nvidia 3-way SLI on nForce 680i

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 13 Dec 2007.

  1. Spaceraver

    Spaceraver Ultralurker

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    Why not just run it off the power line meant for your cooker?? Here it's 380 Volts (3x220 actually) for anything over 2000Watts. That would be easier tbh.
     
  2. Ediejo

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    Watercool blocks will help for the noise. ;)
     
  3. Tim S

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    It's louder than a single card solution, but it's actually not too bad... I don't think it's as loud as a loaded 2900 XT (or two) in a system, for example.

    In terms of heat, there's a lot given off and initially we tested with a fan above the cards. However, in the interests of pushing this to its limits, I removed the fan and sat down playing Crysis for about an hour and a half... and there was no sign of instability. :)

    Of course, the test was done on an open bench in a room temp of around 25 degrees Celsius and I would therefore recommend using one of the cases that Nvidia recommends for 3-way SLI because they've gone through a certification process to ensure there's enough airflow to keep the system cool.
     
  4. mrplow

    mrplow obey the fist!!

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    I've heard rumblings along these lines... Intel have suggested it (given their past 'graphics solutions' they might need some help) and AMD are obviously in a nice position having acquired a mature graphics processor company...


    Anyway, nice test but how ridiculous is it hahaha. Does anyone really need to play at 2560x1600? I don't think my eyes are even that good anymore.
     
  5. Tim S

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    You need new glasses timmeh :naughty:
     
  6. BlueTrin

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    LOL check this, it's really funny

    http://www.readyforcrysis.com

    You receive an email like this one:

    Subject: Check out this new Crysis trailer!
    Hey Aaron!
    Wow... Crysis looks amazing, you have to check out this new trailer, especially the ending.

    With a link to this video but in HD http://youtube.com/watch?v=2BbwGI-f_s4, it's really funny !!!

    *Zombie voice* I NEED A THREE WAY SLI NOOOOOW !!!
     
  7. alpha_prime

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    Just a question, you're using a thermaltake 1500w psu, would the 1200 (more preferably the 1000w) version of that psu be able to cope with triple sli? they seem to both have 6 pci-express ports. Is there any reason to have the 8 pci-express ports on the 1500w?
     
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