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Quad SLi - Who's gonna go for it?

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Gibbo, 31 Jan 2006.

  1. Gibbo


    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 34,037

    Location: OcUK HQ

    Hi there

    Go onto the OcUK website, motherboards, Intel and into the Gigabyte section. Make sure you press refresh and you will see a very nice Quad SLi socket 775 board there. Now's who is gonna be the first to have a play with that then. ;)

    Me thinks of an Intel 955 Extreme Processor overclocked to 4GHz+ with 4 x Overclocked 512MB BFG 7800 GTX would be rather quick. ;)
  2. vapor matt

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 19 Jan 2003

    Posts: 2,327

    Location: west sussex

    dribble dribble :eek: how many psu's to run that lot?
  3. DannyW

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 31 Dec 2005

    Posts: 4,870

    Location: England

    There insane!! that must generate loads of heat + draw loads of power :D

    Last edited: 31 Jan 2006
  4. Jokester


    Joined: 7 Aug 2003

    Posts: 41,538

    Location: Aberdeenshire

    Just go dual PSU in a CM Stacker.

    So can you just plug in 4 normal (SLI ready) cards and away it goes?

  5. vapor matt

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 19 Jan 2003

    Posts: 2,327

    Location: west sussex

    looks a fantastic idea apart from the Nf4 chipset is a pants clocker for the P4 CPU

    now a quad core intel would be intresting!
  6. peetee


    Joined: 18 Aug 2004

    Posts: 6,742

    Location: The Toilet

  7. Stellios


    Joined: 27 Aug 2004

    Posts: 17,023

    Location: Geordieland

    I know i shouldnt be, but im drooling :p

    If only i had the money :(
  8. benjo


    Joined: 4 Sep 2005

    Posts: 12,779

    Location: London

    Gigabyte 8N SLi Quad Royal nForce4 SLi (Socket 939) PCI-Express Motherboard (MB-053-GI)

    Why does it say Socket 939?
  9. chaparral


    Joined: 27 Nov 2005

    Posts: 22,665

    Location: Guernsey

    How can you fit four daul slot cards in it....I thought the back of PC cases only support a max of 7 pci slots..
    Last edited: 31 Jan 2006
  10. Legless


    Joined: 11 Jun 2005

    Posts: 875

    Location: Cheshire

    Thats an interesting question, as looking at the piccy posted above, the last card would only allow a single slot card, as a dual one would be wider than the motherboard/case allows... :confused:
  11. Rednut05


    Joined: 1 Aug 2005

    Posts: 909

    It maybe a lot but the 'Free Bluetooth USB dongle bundle' helps to soften the blow...
  12. Big.Wayne


    Joined: 11 Sep 2003

    Posts: 14,690

    Location: London

    Hehe, that's a chunk of change! :)


    I'm suprised overclockers.co.uk didn't sort out some financial packages by now, you know like a quick credit check and then like a 1, 2 ,3 year finance option ;)
  13. vintage-x

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 7 May 2004

    Posts: 1,954

    thats a wee bit pricy me thinks. Still i wounder what scores it gets in 3d mark 2006
  14. CB666


    Joined: 25 Mar 2005

    Posts: 420

    Location: armadale, scotland

    about 20k? ;)
  15. tbz_ck


    Joined: 28 Nov 2002

    Posts: 2,822

    Location: merseyside

    For willy wavers only.....

    /now where's my credit card ;)
  16. 1ofaKind


    Joined: 10 Apr 2004

    Posts: 843

    You forgot to add the nuclear reactor to the shopping cart to actually power the thing. I'm sure the people in your street will be happy not paying heating bills for the rest of their lives :)
  17. Emlyn_Dewar


    Joined: 15 Oct 2003

    Posts: 12,832

    Location: Chengdu

    lol, suddenly the 3 grand is worth it! :D
  18. Exorcist


    Joined: 10 Nov 2002

    Posts: 13,329

    Location: Manchester Airport

    actually the finance option should be seriously considered, due to the lack of finance options alot of my business is going elsewhere at the moment.
  19. Zilla774


    Joined: 4 Aug 2004

    Posts: 119

    Location: Malvern, Worcs

    That really is total overkill even for gaming.

    I could see the need if it did well in something like 3D apps where live previews or complex wireframes need grunt, but then so the workstation class cards support SLi even?

    the amount of heat and noise generated would be outragious. Still, I'd love to see one of these in action :D

    Someone buy it and get 3D Mark running!!!
  20. ajgoodfellow


    Joined: 24 Dec 2004

    Posts: 11,343

    Location: Shirley, Solihull, UK

    I quote:

    Does that mean that you can't run four cards in SLI? Is it waiting on new drivers? Odd as you can buy a quad SLI pre-built system from a certain manufacturer

    It's odd that it's an Intel board first - it'll be rather severly CPU limited no doubt