Retail Quad SLI now due in late May?

— 11:49 AM on April 25, 2006

French site PC INpact let us know that the fabled GeForce 7950 GX2 retail Quad SLI graphics card is allegedly scheduled to launch on May 30. The site also make a number of other interesting claims about the card:

In fact, it's not really dedicated to quad sli. The board will be compose[d] of two board as 7900GX2 but the system will recognize only 1 GPU. Thus, every chipset will be able to use it, and will see a kind of super GPU.

So this system will be SLi without any Sli Problems as platform needed or SLi capable game needed.

PC INpact doesn't clarify how this has been implemented, and doesn't say where it received the information. Nonetheless, the GeForce 7950 GX2 (also called GeForce 7950 GTX 2 by The Inquirer) is said to be a retail version of existing Quad SLI cards with a shortened PCB that allows it to fit in standard ATX cases. The Inquirer expects the 7950 GX2 to be priced at €800-900 in Europe, meaning a likely $800-900 US launch price. Meanwhile, the so-called GeForce 7900 GX2 should show up in pre-built Quad SLI machines from companies like Alienware and VoodooPC in mid-May.
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