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Quad SLI vs 3-Way SLI

Tom’s Hardware recently received a monster gaming rig from Falcon Northwest: a Mach V Quad SLI system that came with two Nvidia 9800 GX2 cards. With such a rig, they were eager to see how a Quad SLI system performed compared to a 3-way SLI scheme.

Read the full review HERE

A single 9800 GX2 on its own is a formidable graphics card, but users should be warned that investing in another card won’t blow the doors off a system. In fact, we may characterize Quad SLI with two 9800 GX2s as a comparable and cheaper alternative to an expensive 3-way SLI configuration – one that will save you both some space inside your system and some money in your wallet. Quad SLI with 9800 GX2s is still in its infancy, so we expect that Nvidia will deliver improvements to this configuration as time goes on. But if it’s vastly superior performance gamers are looking for, then they’re advised to wait for the forthcoming release of Nvidia’s GTX 280 model.


XFX GeForce 9800 GX2 Black edition

Guru3D has reviewed the XFX’s GeForce 9800 GX2. Read the complete 14-page review HERE.

I also just have to mention this; for a 9800 GX2 to reach 700 MHz; wow… that’s quite something. XFX make selections of their products, and are testing their product pretty rigorously, only with a very stringent and low-yield approach they select these black editions by first selecting the normal yields, then then the XXX editions … and finally the gems that pass all performance, heat and stability tests combined becoming the Black Editions. This selection is what will make this more expensive.

So then, if a game is SLI supported (and 95% of the games today are), this is the fastest product you can purchase for that gaming experience. With the computational power that the 9800 GX2 brings you’ll reach new performance heights that surpasses the mighty GeForce 8800 Ultra at a steep yet lesser price. Any game to date can be played in the highest resolution with the finest image quality settings.

Graphics cards reviews round-up

The latest graphics cards reviews of the week:

GeForce 9800 GX2
XFX GeForce 9800GX2 @ Motherboards.org

GeForce 9800 GTX
GeForce 9800 GTX vs 9800 GX2
Foxconn GeForce 9800 GTX OC 512MB Video Card
ASUS EN9800GTX TOP @ elitebastards.com
Asus EN9800GTX @ Hardwarelogic

GeForce 9600 GT
Geforce 9600GT SLI Performance
BFG Tech 9600GT @ Tweaktown
XFX GeForce 9600GT at TweakTown
PNY Verto 9600 GT @ Legitreviews
Twintech GeForce 9600GT XXT OC Edition
Palit GeForce 9600GT at Benchmark Reviews

GeForce 9600 GSO
Palit Geforce 9600 GSO at TechwareLabs
Palit 9600 GSO @ NeoSeeker

GeForce 8800 GTS
Asus 8800GTS @ CDRInfo

GeForce 8800 GT
BFG 8800 GT OCX @ I4U News
ECS 8800GT 256MB @ Virtual-Hideout
ECS GeForce 8800GT at Virtual-Hideout

Radeon HD 3870
Sapphire HD 3870 @ Tweaktown

Radeon HD 3850 X2
ASUS EAH3850 X2 @ ThinkComputers

Radeon HD 3650
Diamond HD 3650 PE @ TheTechLounge
MSI Radeon HD 3650 @ X-bit labs

XFX GeForce 9800 GX2 Quad SLI

XSReviews has reviewed XFX’s GeForce 9800 GX2 in Quad SLI.

Read the complete review HERE.

SLI has always been quite a troubled technology and since the Quad SLI setup is probably nVidia’s most ambitious venture in the dual GPU direction yet; it’s surprising it works as well as it does. While the performance in some of the tests really was very impressive, there were still some issues. Cost being the biggest factor, two of these are just too damn expensive. There’s also the memory issue, and the fact that the technology is Vista only is silly. Most gamers still use XP due to Vista’s game slow downs, so why make your top gaming technology Vista only?

Four 9800 GX2 Video Cards in a System

Researchers at the University of Antwerp in Belgium have created a new supercomputer with standard gaming hardware. The system uses four NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GX2 graphics cards, it costs less than 4000EUR to build and thanks to NVIDIA’s CUDA technology it delivers roughly the same performance as a supercomputer cluster consisting of hundreds of PCs!

The guys explain the eight NVIDIA GPUs deliver the same performance as more than 300 Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz processors.

Another interesting note is that this system doesn’t need SLI, their application uses the NVIDIA CUDA programming model which makes all eight GPUs work in parallel.


NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GX2 @ digit-life

NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GX2 @ digit-life

“All of you knew from the very beginning that this NVIDIA product was the most powerful graphics card on GPUs from this manufacturer. Our tests have just proved it.

Besides, there is apparently a problem with drivers in the highest resolution (2560×1600), where the new card suddenly slowed down in some cases, even though it’s designed for high resolutions. It happens only in several tests, not in all of them, but it still spoils the impression a little.

In other respects, it’s certainly a new leader in gaming 3D Graphics. In performance. What concerns the performance-price ratio, it’s not that clear. Perhaps, the 3870 X2 will be more expedient, as its prices have gone down. It’s up to you to decide.

On the whole, this is quite a complex graphics card. It weighs over a kilogram and has large dimensions. So you should carefully consider all pros and cons before you buy this card. ”