Nvidia prepping a dual-PCB GeForce 8?

— 10:05 AM on March 20, 2007

The GeForce 8800 launch last year didn't include a successor to Nvidia's "SLI on a stick" dual-PCB GeForce 7950 GX2 graphics card. Considering a single GeForce 8800 GTX draws 18W more power at load than a GeForce 7950 GX2 in our tests, one can hardly blame Nvidia for the omission. That said, the company may not have given up on the concept altogether. In Alpha Cooling's deserted CeBIT booth, The Inquirer has spotted a water block that looks very much like it's custom-fit for an unannounced G80-class dual-PCB graphics card. The block includes two layers "four to five millimeters thick," and The Inq says there's room under each layer for a G80 chip, memory, I/O chip, and power regulation circuitry. The block will supposedly fit onto a so-called GeForce 8950 GX2, which The Inq suggests may be based on a mobile derivative of the original G80 graphics processor.

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