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Old 03-13-2008, 05:30 PM   #21
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Default Re: 9800gx2 Looking good!

I reckon actually that external graphics cards for Desktop PC's are not a bad idea at all, if they are maybe in an external caddy like Hard drives.

Think about it, if you had a quad one then, i'd be as simple as stacking them somewhere. At least, they wouldn't be heating up your case, and may even be cooler as a result with a real 120mm fan or something on the external caddys.
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Old 03-13-2008, 06:26 PM   #22
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will that not increase the latencies between the card and the rest of the pc unless you could still plug it straight into the motherboard through the side or something or maybe just have a separate chamber by the side of the pc
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Old 03-13-2008, 06:29 PM   #23
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Yeah, I could see cases being made to equip video cards on the sides somehow.
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External GPUs surely should make for interesting cooling setups...
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Old 03-13-2008, 07:52 PM   #25
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Maybe I should design a case in 3D to accompany this idea I never got round to fully designing the last one
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I wanna know how much power this thing eats.
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Old 03-13-2008, 10:27 PM   #27
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Well, its not the only video card with 2 external power connectors for starters. The 8800GTX needs two 12v supplies.

The difference here is, it'll probably be using a smaller circuit design than the GTX before it, so in terms of power, it will of course use up more, but the lower nm design should counteract it.
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Old 03-14-2008, 12:09 AM   #28
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I agree with the other people when they say this card is a waste of money. As the description says, this card isn't even anything new, it's just two 8800 cards slapped together and given a new name. A new independent card will be released soon enough that will trump that card. The fact that that card probably takes up two slots anyway and apparently has heating issues is not good either. Certainly, nVidia will most likely get the crown for fastest card on the market, but getting it with this sort of card.. what's the point?
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Old 03-14-2008, 01:30 AM   #29
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Don’t even count on it! Even if u get 2 of this guys and sli them It still won’t max out Crysis
I've got it maxxed out. I'm running the Q6600, 8Gigs of PC6400 in Dual Channel, Two 8800 Ultras 768MB in Sli.
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thats a nice clean setup u got there American sensei
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