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    Default Re: Dual SLI NVidia 6800 (God-send Or Cursed)

    Quote Originally Posted by amd_man2003
    Umm, no. He also mentioned Dual X800 for the video card, the part I mentioned had nothing to do with dual GPU's.
    Ooh, I see, I missed where he said that Dual processor part lol, thought you were still talking about the two Nvidia Cards on the SLI. And everyone else, this is not a "should I thread" it's a discussion thread on your opinions of this new technology.

    Personally, I feel that the PCI-E is just another gimic that's going to die off like many other things. Technology is killer like that, the Tablet PC never took off, and I don't think that PCI-E will really be making any strides either. And for refrences, I've just consumed a six pack of Smirnoff .
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    Default Re: Dual SLI NVidia 6800 (God-send Or Cursed)

    PCI-E is a must. Graphics might not take advantage of it for years, but that's not the only part of PCI-E. It does away with the PCI bus and allow for much faster devices to be used in PCI (PCI-E, that is) slots. It's especially important for servers and high-end workstations as in getting rid of the need of PCI, it also means no more need for PCI-X. That means using fast devices, such as SCSI and SATA controller cards, without paying much more for PCI-X. PCI-E is certainly useful, it's just not yet needed for video cards. In that area, it only provides more bandwitdh to something that has more bandwidth than it can use. Maybe in a couple years cards and applications will take advantage of PCI-E. Until then, it's not worth worrying about unless you will actually make use of the PCI-E slots.

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    Default Re: Dual SLI NVidia 6800 (God-send Or Cursed)

    Also, unless I missed something, I haven't heard about ATi having SLi or similar for the X800's. Make your own conclusions...

    For gaming, no dual cpu's aren't necessary, and really a waste. It would be cool though. However, if you actually do rendering alot, for example, that might justify the extra CPU.

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    Default Re: Dual SLI NVidia 6800 (God-send Or Cursed)

    Quote Originally Posted by Quicksilver62160
    And everyone else, this is not a "should I thread" it's a discussion thread on your opinions of this new technology.
    I don't believe we need you telling us what to talk about in your thread, as its over a page long now and the answser has pretty much been answered and threads just have their ways of wandering off topic in some way or another.

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    Default Re: Dual SLI NVidia 6800 (God-send Or Cursed)

    Quote Originally Posted by Morgan_Lander
    Also, unless I missed something, I haven't heard about ATi having SLi or similar for the X800's. Make your own conclusions...

    For gaming, no dual cpu's aren't necessary, and really a waste. It would be cool though. However, if you actually do rendering alot, for example, that might justify the extra CPU.
    Yes, I do some rendering every once in a while when I get bored.

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    Default Re: Dual SLI NVidia 6800 (God-send Or Cursed)

    If it's just now and then, I really wouldn't spend the money unless the coolness factor is something that's too much to say no to.

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    Default Re: Dual SLI NVidia 6800 (God-send Or Cursed)

    Another part about using (almost) about using anything in dual form is that the software using it has to be enigneered around it to get the fullest from it, the same also goes with the 64-bit proccessors, they might give a bit of extra preformance with 32-bit apps, but will really shine when 64-bit apps take full use of the added support.

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    Default Re: Dual SLI NVidia 6800 (God-send Or Cursed)

    Actually in a dual video card system it really only needs to have propperly written drivers as its the drivers that tell each card what part/s of the screen each is to render and nVIDIA reckons that that was easily solved (no doubt by former 3DFX employees).

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