The Gigabyte Quad Royale board never even sold. I think it was just released for the media to benchmark. Becides, who the hell will have the money to buy FOUR 7800 GTXs? Just the idea of integrated sound makes me shudder.
Also, the 7900 GX2 wasn't Quad SLI, it was just two double PCB video cards running in SLI. So one 7900 GX2 is essentially two 7900 GTX's running on a dual-PCB setup, but it's counted as one card.
Originally Posted by rudster816
ya i said there the same thing because there both dedicated physics cards and i thought you were talking about physx because i dont think people would pay 500$+ for a 8800 when they can just pay for a 150-200$ physx card which is probaly better because its meant for it.
immense power dosent make up for dedication. the aricecht of the physx's CPU is designed with physics in mind
That's why you buy a mid-range video card and use it as a physics card. The amount of calculations ATI cards can do is immense, even if it's only for physics. It doesn't have to be a high-end card, just something like the 7950 GT or X1950 Pro will be just as effective as the PhysX card.