Quad SLI is now available for DIYers.
NVIDIA has released a beta driver enabling Quad SLI with a pair of the recently-released GeForce 7950 GX2's
The first implementation of NVIDIA's Quad SLI
was promising, but buggy. There was a lot of work to be done on drivers, and the hardware implementation was such that you required a huge case to house the 312mm long video cards. This - and the fact that the drivers were still in development - meant that Quad SLI was limited to system builders only.
Two and a half months after we had the chance to look at the first implementation, NVIDIA has released Forceware 91.37 on SLI Zone
, bringing Quad SLI support to the GeForce 7950 GX2.
Before you rush out and buy a pair of GeForce 7950 GX2's
, there are a number of things that you need to check. NVIDIA recommends users to double check motherboard
and power supply
compatibility before purchasing a pair of GeForce 7950 GX2's.
HardOCP had the chance to ask
Chris Daniel - NVIDIA's SLI Product Manager - some questions about Quad SLI. There are lots of interesting answers, including some discussion on where Quad SLI will provide gameplay benefits to end users. It's definitely worth a read if you're considering Quad SLI.
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