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Old 12-15-2007, 12:07 PM   #1
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3 way SLI.

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No use kidding around: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 3-Way SLI kicks benchmark ass. Reviewers across the board found the setup to be far and away the best money can buy when it comes to graphics, but the price is certainly steep. Not only are the cards super pricey -- you're limited to the 8800 GTX and 8800 Ultra -- but you'll need a 1000+ watt power supply, and pretty much a fresh system from the ground up unless you're already running the nForce 680i SLI motherboard. PC Perspective crunched the numbers, and you're looking at about $2828 in costs before you even get to the case, hard drive, DVD drive and all that other superfluous stuff. That said, the third card really makes a big difference, since performance scales surprisingly well with the addition. You probably don't need this kind of power if you're not trying to game at full-res on a 30-incher, but if you don't mind dropping $3k on a system purely designed to play Crysis at Very High, then you just might have some 3-way SLI in your future.
Daaaaaaaang.While SLI is awesome more games badly need to support it. Looking your way SupCom...
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Old 12-16-2007, 04:12 PM   #2
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My board is nforce 680i and supports up to QUAD sli. With that being said, I doubt I'll ever have more than two, let alone more than one card at a time.

Why supcom doesn't support sli is beyond me.
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Old 12-16-2007, 05:34 PM   #3
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The sheer waste of money a 3 card setup is boggles my mind.
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Old 12-16-2007, 06:21 PM   #4
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With that much power you could probably beat the ps3's power. PROBABLY!
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Old 12-16-2007, 10:12 PM   #5
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With that much power you could probably beat the ps3's power. PROBABLY!
Bu bu the cell processor
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I forgot where I read it, but some guys tested out crysis with 3 sli's and got only 37 fps on the highest settings.
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I forgot where I read it, but some guys tested out crysis with 3 sli's and got only 37 fps on the highest settings.
His CPU was probably bottlenecking the SLI. I would imagine that more processing power would be needed for the increase in graphic controllers.
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