NVIDIA Appointment Information and Pictures from CES 2006

Discussion in 'Industry News' started by WxChaser, Jan 9, 2006.

  1. WxChaser

    WxChaser Super Moderator

    One of the most talked about items during CES 2006 was NVIDIA's unveiling of their new QUAD SLI graphics display system - featuring 4 separate graphic card processors (GPU's).

    I examined the new Dell superbox during my appointment with NVIDIA. It has a reference motherboard from Nvidia. The video cards have two PCB's and two coolers each. In totality, with the 4 GeForce 7800 GTX 512 MB chips (four G70 chips) you have a whopping 2 GB of total graphic memory. You will be able to run to drive a display at 2560 x 1600 with no problems at the highest settings.

    The way this setup works, is that the video cards are interconnected inside, with only the master card plugged into the PCI Express slot. This way the mobo only needs 2 PCIe slots onboard.

    If you look closely at the pictures I've attached below you'll see that boards are configured in a father and daughter board fashion. Only the father board plugs into the actual PCIe slot on the motherboard. The SLI bridges connect the fatherboard bridges together, and the 2 daughter boards are connected in a similar way.

    Please follow this thread into the forums to view the pictures and discuss... thanks!
     
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2006
  2. Vikingod

    Vikingod Int'l Fish Liaison

    That card is horrifying... I want two!
     
  3. taurolyon

    taurolyon New Member

    Holy crap on a stick! So the daughter boards just float?

    Are the father/daughter boards interchangeable?
     
  4. taurolyon

    taurolyon New Member

    Looks like the daughter boards would have some cooling issues, if equipped with a fan... Pics aren't that detailed for breakdown...
     
  5. WxChaser

    WxChaser Super Moderator

    Sorry some of the pics aren't better - I only had a very limited time in which to even try to take pictures and I was being spoken to by Nvidia at the same time, so best I could do in a rushed situation.
     
  6. klevo

    klevo 2 l33t

    I dont like one think about this setup - Intel CPU. It surely is a great CPU but you can do much better with AMD these days. And its meant to be the most powerful desktop machine on earth, aint it?
     
  7. IvanV

    IvanV HH Assassin Guild Member

    The new P4 955 EE is very, very fast, and, anyway, it's a Dell so it has to be a P4.
     
  8. SFOSOK

    SFOSOK 939 Goin Strong

    Hell I don't mind just give it me. Hmm, downpayment for a house, gold junk Voodoo Machine or the most blistering fast PC ever.
     
  9. germanjulian

    germanjulian Back in London

    fastes machine....... mh.. no way i dont want that noise :)
    i think you have no choice but to get 2 PC nowadays... one for work one for gaming..
     
  10. HardwareHeaven

    HardwareHeaven Administrator Staff Member

    ok guys due to emails and the issues people are having with these huge images on the front page ive removed them and will copy and paste steves text into the next post.
     
  11. HardwareHeaven

    HardwareHeaven Administrator Staff Member

    Let's take a peek under Nvidia's QUAD SLI hood in the following 3 pictures:

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    Here is a look at the board from the side:

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    Dell will be rolling out a highly customized XPS 600 Renegade system with retail supply expected sometime in May according to Brian Burke from Nvidia. This sytems does feature the 4 seperate GeForce 7800 GTX vidcards sporting 512 MB memory apiece, atop an NForce4 SLI 16 lane Intel Edition mobo. The system is proposed to run with a new P4 EE 955 CPU, 2 GB of DDR2 667 MHz memory, and a custom paint job and autograph on the finished design.

    I snapped this spy shot of the internal QUAD SLI setup inside the new Dell XPS 600 Renegade system.

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    You can see a gallery of pictures from Dell of the upcoming system and more system information here

    Nvidia was really pushing high definition gaming at CES 2006, with H.264 acceleration and PureVideo.

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    One HP system was running a demo of Toy Story using H.264 and PureVideo below:

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    Finally Nvidia had a Toshiba Qosmio laptop, with a GeForce Go 7600, that will be available this spring, with a HD-DVD drive. It was very impressive to see the quality of the display in person.

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    Here's a closeup view of the new Toshiba Qosmio laptop with HD-DVD drive. Of course looking at Nicole Kidman in the Interpreter is never a chore!

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  12. pr0digal jenius

    pr0digal jenius Delete Me

    that's disgustingly overkill...but i still find myself drooling
     
  13. nitrousoxide52

    nitrousoxide52 Driverheaven.com err .net

    So two of the boards are just floating?
     
  14. BulletTheory

    BulletTheory Forgiveness is a Six Gun

    loll.. this is so F******* huge.. hehe. The power of 4 is now the new Nvidia 4 GPU G70!! not the Shick Quattro lollll
     
  15. Patlabor

    Patlabor New Member

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