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Originally Posted by XLGlobetrotterXLThey are massive!!!!! :o I bet by late 2007 all pc's will need quad sli to play any new game.
Originally Posted by eekI bet they don't.
Think how long 2xSLI has been out for and has that become mainstream? Nope.
The reason being that these cards are simply not mainstream, they are for those who like to have the most powerful system they can get. Until SLI/Crossfire does become mainstream you are unlikely to see games publishers alienating 99% of their market.
What techniques does Crossfire use? Isn't one of the options tiling? If so then I would imagine ATI having more success with getting 4+ cards working properly. IIRC they have had multiple GPU solutions for a while, supplying them to the US Military for flight sims and the like so have more experience at this (even if it isn't in the desktop arena!). Of course I could have dreamt all this up as a quick google found nothing!
Originally Posted by TheColdLord
On the other hand, adding 1 Ageia Physics card +3 GPUs wouldn't be bad, seeing that the graphical grunt is more than enough. Let us hope that Nvidia will make this tech work good.
Originally Posted by koolaDisapointing, very disapointing. I for sure ain't going near this. SLI *** :D
Originally Posted by BFGunrunnerIts so stupid 4 cards :s Id rather have 1 X1900XT and thats it for high end gaming.
I hope the R600s and G80s will be fast enough to play games at 2560x1600 for a year or two with no problem so there will not be any need for SLi or corssfire crap.
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