Nvidia turned quite a few heads when it unveiled the GeForce 7950 GX2 last year. The card, which featured dual circuit boards and graphics processors, was the first retail offering to enable four-way SLI multi-GPU setups. Quad SLI was a sight to behold, but as we saw in our benchmarks, four-GPU performance scaling wasn't all it was hyped up to be. The card has since faded into obscurity, effectively replaced by speedier, single-GPU GeForce 8800-series products.
Well, if the guys at Fudzilla have their facts straight, the GeForce 7950 GX2 is due for a successor. Fudzilla says Nvidia is planning a product nicknamed "D8E" for the first quarter of 2008, and that this product is supposed to be a dual-GPU, dual-PCB part just like the 7950 GX2. It will reportedly be based on the G92 graphics processor, which debuted earlier this month in the new GeForce 8800 GT. Essentially a 65nm die-shrink of the G80 graphics processor, G92 may have low enough power consumption to work in a dual-PCB arrangement without setting fire to the host system.
Nvidia may not be the only one on the dual-GPU train this time, either. Reports last month suggested that AMD, too, has a dual-GPU graphics card planned for the first quarter of 2008. The AMD card will supposedly be based on the same RV670 GPU as upcoming Radeon HD 3800-series models, although word is that AMD will be able to squeeze both GPUs onto a single circuit board.
|1. davidbowser - $501||2. cmpxchg - $500||3. GKey13 - $500|
|4. punkUser - $302||5. Ryszard - $301||6. danny e. - $263|
|7. End User - $261||8. Ryu Connor - $250||9. CheetoPet - $250|
|10. dashbarron - $222|
|Somehow this translates into a dual-Hawaii card, right?||84|
|Amazon Prime gets a price hike; Google Drive gets a price cut||28|
|Report: Microsoft waives Windows Phone fees for Indian handset makers||25|
|Mozilla showcases Unreal Engine 4 running in Firefox with no plugins||31|
|Latest Snowden leak suggests the NSA can deploy and manage malware on massive scale||41|
|Unreal Engine 4 game, freemium credits populate new GeForce bundles||16|
|Introducing TR subscriptions||468|
|GeForces 800M series combines Maxwell, Kepler||19|
|We're gonna break the site for a while||57|
|The uncompressed audio sounds AMAZING over my $5000 speaker wire. It's truly worth every gigabyte.||+57|