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Multi-GPU World Tour Part II: GPUs

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 12 Jul 2006.

  1. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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  2. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    It's a great article and idea and everything, and I understand why each website wants to host their own content (more traffic/readers)

    But I don't like the layout of the penstarsys website, it makes my eyes hurt and is very hard to read.

    SOrry, I'm in a bitching mood at the moment.
     
  3. Fr4nk

    Fr4nk Tyrannosaurus Alan !

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    I agree the layout seems abit naff but the read was good, nice work Tim :thumb: Also was that the Sapphire RD480 Crossfire board you had the X1900's in ?
     
  4. Tim S

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    Nah, the board that I took the pictures in was the AM2 reference 'Sturgeon' motherboard - it's RD580/SB600 based. :thumb:
     
  5. r4tch3t

    r4tch3t hmmmm....

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    Good article, Hopefully will help me decide on what GFX to get for a temp thing untill I build a proper system.
    I agree with DougEdey about the layout of thier site. One of the main reasons Bit is better is the layout.
    I must have missed a few articles during the time I had no internet, as I thought all X-fire cards no longer used the dongle thing.
    By any chance does the rendering chip on the master cards boast any performance gains over SLI, due to taking any load off the GPU? If so how much?
     
  6. Lazlow

    Lazlow I have a dremel.

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    I like the idea of collaboration for this article. Getting a few big guns together is a great idea for bigger reviews. Will we be seeing more like this in the future? Or is this a one-off?
     
  7. Ramble

    Ramble Ginger Nut

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    Interesting idea.

    Although, I hate you for wanting me to spend more money, I only have £2.92 in the bank. :(
     
  8. Nature

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    How far away would you say a 512 bit memory interface is for Vid cards?
     
  9. Tim S

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    IMHO, it's a long way away - the pin density would be double what it is on a 256-bit card (and the density of pins on the back of the GPU packaging is already pretty dense). :)
     
  10. Tim S

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    It depends how it goes this time around - it's a huge time drain to get everyone together and to get enough kit to support the entire article. We'll probably have a post-mortem at the end of the article series :)
     
  11. bahgger

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    Great article, is it not Guru3D who will be concluding the entire thing though? You wrote that NeoSeeker was doing that.
     
  12. yahooadam

    yahooadam <span style="color:#f00;font-weight:bold">Ultra cs

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    its going to be an interesting article

    however, as you have kind of pointed out in the article, a long publication like this is kind of flawed, as by the time you've spent 3 months (wasn't it something like that ?) doing all this, prices and hardware have changed, so what was bleeding edge or whatever at the time, may now only be high end stuff

    Still I'm interested in this, I've never really thought multi GPU was worth the money (or hassle due to profiles)
     
  13. Tim S

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    I think we said that Guru3D was finishing things off?

    Fake EDIT: whoops, I see what you mean... late night paste error - fixed :)
     
  14. gmarappledude

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    The spec for the middle $2000 system matches mine very closely, same mobo, same cpu, same ram spec. So this will make interesting reading. The trouble is my system cost >£2000 and some of the kit is now getting old as I bought the parts separately as they came out, I have two 7800GTs as the 7900GTs weren't out at the time. This will make a large difference I guess. :( The key here, never buy anything expecting it to stay current.
     
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    Reading all of that made me jealous. If I could have $500 US for a system I'd be happy.

    Looking forward to updates!! :thumb:
     
  16. Callum

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    I was wondering about the article that was meant to appear on Friday at Bjorn3D? It apparently isn't there...

    Anything you can tell us about it? Or is it a problem at their end?
     
  17. Tim S

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    It has been published today :thumb:
     
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    they seem too long winded to me. i cant get into them.
     
  19. Pookeyhead

    Pookeyhead It's big, and it's clever.

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    Good articles! It should clear up a few questions that regularly get asked in the forums. :thumb:
     
  20. r4tch3t

    r4tch3t hmmmm....

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    Overall, it is a good article, however there are a few things like

    Grammer Page 7
    The AN8 32X got 2 more USB-ports

    Spelling Page 8
    not only in CMOs
    better fitering ccircuit
    while the memory must runt at 2T

    These are just little things, and they sometimes happen here, but it gets pointed out and changed, especially if the article has been up that long.
    Wouldn't get basic mistakes like those on Bit, another reason I prefer Bit-tech.
     
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