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EVGA Experiments With 4-Way Fermi GTX 480 SLI

By - Source: Tom's Hardware UK | B 23 comments

Oh, you bet it can!!

The GeForce GTX 480 is the fastest single-GPU solution available right now; but if that's not enough speed for you, then how about putting four of them together?

PC maker CyberPower posted on its Facebook page showing an EVGA setup with four GeForce GTX 480s in a very impressive 4-way SLI setup. According to Techpowerup, EVGA tested the cards on a X58 Classified 4-way SLI motherboard with a special SLI bridge that makes it all possible.

Sadly, no benchmark results yet, but with such a graphical monster on EVGA's hands, we don't imagine details to be secret for very long.

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    Hiniberus , 13 April 2010 14:50
    Rofl, there's going to be a chernobyl incident at EVGA. Poor, poor fellows...
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    jenkem , 13 April 2010 08:59
    the cards in the middle are completely sandwiched. i just don't see how that would work without being surrounded by fans in a really cold room or something
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    Hiniberus , 13 April 2010 14:50
    Rofl, there's going to be a chernobyl incident at EVGA. Poor, poor fellows...
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    Herr_Koos , 13 April 2010 15:10
    Build your own aluminium smelter!
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    marney_5 , 13 April 2010 15:15
    Thats a lot of heat!!!!
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    Anonymous , 13 April 2010 15:19
    hey what about the mother board???
    which MB has 7 nos of pcie slots???
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    Herr_Koos , 13 April 2010 15:21
    Quote:
    hey what about the mother board???
    which MB has 7 nos of pcie slots???


    ??

    4 Cards = 4 slots. Where did you get 7 from?
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    kelewan , 13 April 2010 16:23
    Herr_Koos?? 4 Cards = 4 slots. Where did you get 7 from?


    The 4th pic shows 7 slots.
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    Clintonio , 13 April 2010 16:27
    Herr_Koos?? 4 Cards = 4 slots. Where did you get 7 from?

    Check out the second picture from the bottom, there is 7 red slots, which judging by the position of the RAM is where the Fermi cards are going, so I expect they're all PCIE.
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    Silmarunya , 13 April 2010 16:28
    Exellent. Now I know why Obama recently approved the construction of yet another nuclear power plant.
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    Herr_Koos , 13 April 2010 16:34
    My bad, I missed that. 7 slots indeed...
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    szilu2002 , 13 April 2010 17:15
    it may be a hydra200 motherboard ... just may be
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    hairystuff , 13 April 2010 17:15
    What would happen if you could stick 7 of them in there with a flex PCIe extender.
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    Herr_Koos , 13 April 2010 17:17
    hairyshitWhat would happen if you could stick 7 of them in there with a flex PCIe extender.

    7 Fermi's??? The end of the world as we know it, that's what.. ;-)
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    santfu , 13 April 2010 17:34
    I guess if you can afford 4 GTX 480s then a 7 PCIe board won't be too much of an ask
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    Dr_M0rph3us , 13 April 2010 18:05
    That and the dual CPU version of that motherboard would be a must-see benchmark. BTW - as specified in the article, the motherboard in the pictures is an EVGA X58 Classified 4-Way SLI for those who may wonder.
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    Anonymous , 13 April 2010 18:11
    I like the Idea of 7 cards using PCIE extenders it just sounds good.
    But I do have to question what kind of impact such a setup would have on the PCIE bus whould we see a big fall of in performance due to the number of cards v number of lanes.
    Even with 4 card would you see any major benifit compared to say just 2 or 3.
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    alders , 13 April 2010 18:32
    there are 7 pcie slots.... the cards cover 2 slots each, except the bottom which does take up to slots but doesnt cover any pcie slot underneath..
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    guanyu210379 , 13 April 2010 18:47
    4 of those card ....so thightly placed?
    I wonder if we can use it also as a stove..
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    metatasian , 13 April 2010 19:48
    Lol, who would EVER want this?!?!
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    silverblue , 13 April 2010 19:48
    Sod cooking an egg. Try an entire fry-up.
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