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germanjulian

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after reading this
http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=17107

I found out that Operon mobos do come now with PCI-X slots.

does that mean you could have a quad based operon board with dual PCI-X SLI graphics and over 20GB or ram?? :attn:

I am serious! would that work for gaming?

kinda crazy but hey this is overclockers.com

if I win the lottery I would do this.
 

JCLW

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There are not many PCI-X graphics cards around, and to my knowledge none that do SLI.

I believe you mean PCI-E, or PEG (PCI-Express Graphics), which is very different then PCI-X. PCI-X is a 64bit/66mhz+ extention of the current parallel 32bit/33mhz PCI bus that has been around for over five years. PCI-E is a new high speed serial bus that is totally different.
 

R0CK3TM4NN

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germanjulian said:
yep I meant PCI-E not X lol... oh well

Well, currently, the nVidia 6800 Ultra can SLI assuming it is in Alienwares proprietary ALX motherboard. Although I thought AMD and Intel said future 3rd party motherboards will be able to support this feature. The interesting thing with PCI-E Graphics and SLI is that the card doesn't necessarily have to "support" SLI (Like the Voodoo 2's, back in the day). You can use any two PCI-E graphics cards and it will work.

Now the big question being, what games are going to use the dual/quad processors? Not a whole lot of developers software use dual procs, nonetheless games. IMO, dual graphics cards will be a very intersting feature. Perhaps nVidia or ATI will make chips designed for SLI, possibly stressing efficiency over raw power, now that the work is spread between two processors.
 

JCLW

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ATi's chip's have always supported multiple chip processing (256 way I believe for most cores) so it's nothing new to either manufacturer. The most I've seen was 64x GPU system in a high end rendering system.