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Thermalfreak Feb 15, 2005, 07:33am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Not exactly sure but im wondering? Is the ASUS board the only board that is available and can offer SLI? Then if not do other SLI motherboards also have the same problems?


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Chris G Feb 15, 2005, 08:10am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Re: Scalable Link Interface, is it all a S-L-IE?
Problems with SLI?, I have my DFI board. It's awesome. State the problem and I can tell you if I have it.

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Thermalfreak Feb 15, 2005, 08:40am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Re: Scalable Link Interface, is it all a S-L-IE?
Well it works fine right? no problem enabling sli or using it in the games its claimed to work for right?

Im was just wondering why the ASUS board seems to be the only one people are getting or are having trouble with....

Im planning on building an SLI system for someone who wants the absolute best as a graduation present from his parents....i know excessive but being able to brag about dual 6800 ultras, the MSI SLI board and that it works will p**s off his cocky freinds easily :)

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Chris G Feb 15, 2005, 09:45am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Re: Scalable Link Interface, is it all a S-L-IE?
One of my bud's has a SLI setup, his setup with no prob whatsoever. Just throw on the bridge between the cards, and set the jumpers on the motherboard. Faster than a speeding bullet, he has a dual 6800GT setup.

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Thermalfreak Feb 15, 2005, 10:09am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Re: Scalable Link Interface, is it all a S-L-IE?
ok.....good for him.......


*cough*.........

*ahem*

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Chris G Feb 15, 2005, 02:49pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Re: Scalable Link Interface, is it all a S-L-IE?
He's running Gigabyte cards if i'm not mistaking.

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Rory Witham Feb 15, 2005, 02:57pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Re: Scalable Link Interface, is it all a S-L-IE?
This is a bit of a odd one..

Just to put some people mind at rest, the best buy currently is the Gigabyte 3d1 bundle as its got the 6600GT 256MB (256 bit) graphics cards and mobo to go with it and its fast..

to answer the point being made at the start.

NO this isnt the only SLI board, unfortunatly.... ASUS alway rush there stuff trying to be the first which is a shame as i think everyone would have liked to wait for a stable and better board.

most boards are now internationaly available, MSI, Gigabyte, Epox, ASUS, with the gigabyte comming up as the best so far.


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Chris G Feb 15, 2005, 03:03pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Re: Scalable Link Interface, is it all a S-L-IE?
Yeah, 2 6600GT's would be killer, about as good as a 6800U

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Jason Snyder Feb 16, 2005, 04:17am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Re: Scalable Link Interface, is it all a S-L-IE?
for almost the price....... if you have the cash, get a 6800GT or something like that. you then have an open slot to upgrade later and more speed now. 6600GT's are budget cards.

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>> Re: Re: Scalable Link Interface, is it all a S-L-IE?
Agreed Jason Snyder, its the only real use of SLI i see....theres no point getting two cards in one go...especially two mainstream cards when you can buy one at a much better price....(why not instead of getting two 6600 gts for your sli set up buy just one 6800gt or 6800 ultra? then during your next video upgrade you wont have to get rid of two graphics cards.....


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Who Knows? Feb 16, 2005, 07:24am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Re: Scalable Link Interface, is it all a S-L-IE?
maybe i'm not getting what you're trying to say here.
but,
you'll have to make sure the next card is the same model, other wise you can't put the two cards in SLI.
and i dont think you're going to get another 6800 for an upgrade in the future

Rory Witham Feb 16, 2005, 07:42am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Re: Scalable Link Interface, is it all a S-L-IE?
What he say ing is, Buy one better card now instead of two lower cards, so that when you want to upgrade you just buy one card not two.,..

I say, yeah the SLI 6600GT are about the same as a single 6800GT and beats then in some tests/benches. the 6800gt will unlock to ultra speeds..

or just wait for the new ati card


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Who Knows? Feb 16, 2005, 08:04am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Re: Scalable Link Interface, is it all a S-L-IE?
or, when it's time to upgrade. instead of buying another $400+ dollar card, you can spend another $100-200 dollars for an identical card to what you already have. then you'll be up to speed a little bit, as long as you dont care about small advancements each 4 months.

ya know? like a cheap upgrade, or a quick fix, lol

Simon Trapani Feb 16, 2005, 03:00pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Re: Scalable Link Interface, is it all a S-L-IE?
I know the 6600gt's are classed as budget but dabs were selling gigabyte ones for 108 inc vat each.

Thermalfreak Feb 17, 2005, 03:22am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Re: Scalable Link Interface, is it all a S-L-IE?
Sigh to who knows not very much....

I mean go buy a 6800gt/ultra now (close perf as two 6600gts) its a damn good card on its own and your sli ready comp goes fine with it still

Then buy a second 6800gt/ultra (same one of course but different card manufacturer allowed to some degree) as your upgrade.... the result? you dont have to chuck out your last graphics card(s) and you get (in efect) a fairly decent 32 pipeline graphics set up.....plus the 6800gt/ultra price will have fallen to some degree.....

otherwise? whats the advnatage of two 6600gts over a single 6800 gt / ultra? (with exception to the two cheap 6600gts....nice buy)

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>> Re: Re: Scalable Link Interface, is it all a S-L-IE?
"Sigh to who knows not very much...."
was that remark necessary?

and you just repeated what i had mentioned earlier. so what's the deal?
so that way 6 months to a year from now, if you buy a second card it'll be way cheaper.
HENCE, "as long as you dont care about small advancements every 4 months or so"

Thermalfreak Feb 17, 2005, 04:18am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Re: Scalable Link Interface, is it all a S-L-IE?
Well sorry bout that i was just annoyed at your posts....can you make your posts agree please? You mentioned getting a second card as an upgrade to add to SLi then next post say that one wouldnt.....

im confised about whats your standing now....buy a second geforce 6 as an upgrade once the current one is not good enough or not?

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>> Re: Re: Scalable Link Interface, is it all a S-L-IE?
ok, what you said in that last post: Thermalfreak Feb 17, 2005, 03:22 AM

that's the same thing i ment to say, sorry for the confusion lol

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>> Re: Re: Scalable Link Interface, is it all a S-L-IE?
Ahh alright...sorry bout that.....i was thinking you were saying that two 6600 gts in SLi right now would be a great idea.....thats what i was against.....cuz i dont see why anyone would buy two cards which would normally total up to the same if not more of a system with a 6800 ultra/ overclocked gt

unless of course the opportunity arose to buy two 6600gts at a much lower price tho SLi is still too iffy for me....otherwise ppl who demand the best performance over the next 3 years running could look to dual 6800 ultras :p and a third job....

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>> Re: Re: Scalable Link Interface, is it all a S-L-IE?
Gigabyte and BFG cards are currently the best for SLI.

Asus sucks period. No matter what anyone says. :P

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>> Re: Re: Scalable Link Interface, is it all a S-L-IE?
i honestly think it would be a waste of money as it appears that the Unreal 3.0 Engine and other games that are in the era of Unreal 3.0 are gonna eat the current boards and make SLi just to be able to play the game.

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