Nvidia 3-way SLI officially announced

Nvidia has quite rightly been pretty sheepish about the whole Quad SLI thing since its shameful release back in mid-2006, but the confusing acronym specialist reckons it might have got the whole multiple GPU thing right this time, using three cards rather than four. If you’ve been wondering what exactly that third PCI-E graphics slot […]

Nvidia has quite rightly been pretty sheepish about the whole Quad SLI thing since its shameful release back in mid-2006, but the confusing acronym specialist reckons it might have got the whole multiple GPU thing right this time, using three cards rather than four. If you’ve been wondering what exactly that third PCI-E graphics slot on your nForce 680i board was supposed to be used for (not to mention the second SLI connector on your GeForce 8800 GTX), then now you know; it’s for 3-way SLI.

Unfortunately, you can’t just use any graphics card for 3-way SLI, though. Even though Nvidia has just released the new GeForce 8800 GT and 512MB GeForce 8800 GTS, neither of these cards will work in triple SLI configuration. You’ll either need a GeForce 8800 GTX or an Ultra for Triple SLI, which means you’ll also need a healthy inheritance, or a dodgy credit company, in order to get hold of a 3-way SLI setup.

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