Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce' started by MTL, Jun 2, 2006.
Well you are in luck then:
im reading the article now hilbert. it looks like an amazing card.
bu ti got 1 question; techreport says the gx2 can run on any board with an pci-e x16 slot, and the list shown on bjorn3d says the same, while you say it needs an sli board. which one is right? i believe you most of the time, but now 2 other people are saying the opposite, and im confused.
I can see these things overclocking like an SOB though....
Here is the problem: wouldn't you need AT LEAST 2X 16 (ie 32) PCI-E lanes instead of the 2X 8 (ie 16) PCI-E lanes that come with a regular SLI board?
It also looks like it is WAY more powerful than 7900GTs in SLI.
a regular sli board has 16 pci-e lanes to the first slot if you have it configured in normal mode. only in sli mode it has just 8 lanes.
the oc looks good, hilbert got it to 600MHz, but i wonder if you can get better cooling on it somehow.
Here is a price update from Tigerdirect in Canadian $
NEVER have I seen an FX processor so completely OWNED by a graphics card. You better have one helluva system if you buy this thing.
Is it worth it? YES.
Is it a good price for the performance: IMO, YES. Especially the XXX edition
just got some price sheets from nearby stores (in taiwan ATM)
(some brand cant understand chinese) geforce 7950GX2 NT ~ $23990 ($774)
asus EN7950GT2 ~$25000NT ($800)
:hit: but the papers i got were dated from may (stupid lazy store ppl dont update) .... so maybe recent ones would be cheaper...
but seriously.... these are just crazy ...
but in these taiwan stores theres always room to negociate
and the more you buy to more room you get to "talk" the prices down
and AM2 cpus and boards for sale there too ...
AMD AM2 3000+ goes for $3500 NT ($112USD)
AMD AM2 3200+ goes for $4500 NT ($145USD)
.. 3500+ $6600 ($212)
.. X2 3800 $9850 ($317)
.. FX60 $31000 ($1000)
ASUS M2N32 deluxe = $7600 ($245)
gigabyte M51GM-S2G = $2450 ($79)
gigabyte M55PLUS-S3G = $2800 ($90)
MSI K9N SLI Platium $4790 ($154)
--- non sli $3600 ($116)
prices are negociable
cpus only a few hundreds NT more then 939 generation (a few dollars USD)
that belgian shop i was talking about earlier has them listed again.
€635 for the XFX extreme clocked at 520/1300 and €675 for the XFX XXX, 570/1550.
http://www.tones.be/shop_producten.php?sort=&dir=&cat=141 (bottom of the page)
XFX muddying the waters again with a million versions....
wonder what prices would be at commputex .... they usually have promotions in them or maybe i can win one
Correct I assumed that this "SLI" board would require a SLI mainboard in order to be activate the SLI mode at driver level properly. This has now been updated.
For a compatible mobo list go here:
so it looks like 955X and 975X intel boards are fully capable of sli .... hmm
maybe the latest drivers allowed regular sli on these boards?
Prices for these are extremely far-reaching right now.
Us Canadians though are getting screwed out of our undies by e-tailers.
The price on Tigerdirect in USD for the Xtreme Edition: $670.00
The price on Tigerdirect in CAD for the Xtreme Edition: $850.00
$670.00 USD plus the exchange rate pegs the price at $737.00 CAD
Somewhere they are adding $110 to the price. 'Tis just not right. Looks like its time to set up a US PO box...
i doubt that they made regular sli possible on 955x and 975x. remember that they are marketing this as a single card, not an sli combination.
true, but techancly they are still in sli mode... maybe its just the drivers and bios that are tricking the board that it is 1 card
Check out the power consumption for one of these... (better than what I expected especially at full load)
probably. it is known already that the only reason sli is impossible on non-sli chipsets is drivers.
solofly, that thread seems to confirm hilberts findings, fear benefiting, but he hasnt said anything about other games.
and the power consumption is impressive for a card with 2 cores, between an x1800 and x1900, props to nvidia for keeping it that low. i do wonder what it is compared to 7900gt sli.
Hilbert, is this a typo in the Guru3D review ?
hey nice review hilbert
the card looks really sweet hope I can get one of them soon though