Gigabyte makes Quantum 3D leap
Following in the footsteps
of Quantum3D, Tom's says that Gigabyte will announce the first single
board SLI implmentation with NVIDIA's NV4x graphics chipset. The
integration should reduce the cost of SLI performance and greatly
simplify the hosting of SLI into a single x16 slot. Using 3DMark03, in
Gigabyte's own testbed, the SLI card achieved 14,293 3DMarks, compared
to 13,271 for the Radeon X850 XT Platinum Edition, and 12,680 for the
GeForce 6800 Ultra.
We've also caught
wind of GPU teaming with MSI's nForce4 Ultra board, which went
through a late revision that appears to accomodate a second x16 card in
an x2 slot. The performance of the 16+2 lane configuration falls only a
bit short of the 8+8 arrangement of SLI-specific nForce4 boards.