EVGA’s W555 Motherboard has Room for Seven GPUs

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Airheadq

I wonder how this one compares to the ASUS Supercomputer...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131390

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wlballplayer

hey this sounds like a really nice motherboard. Can't wait to see 7 gpu's or gpux2x7=14gpu's on this thing. Most likely i'll watch it on youtube or some media site due to the fact that some rich guy will make the ultimate build with pocket change they got laying around.

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fnordfnord

That would take a dedicated 1600 watt powers suply just for the graphics card.

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DBsantos77

 1600 WATTS? With the other components, that's close to running TWO vacuums constantly. WOW ELECTRIC BILL.

-Santos

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Taz0

That's 1600W peak, not constantly.

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DBsantos77

 Good point

-Santos

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bpstone

You can't use seven 5970s on this motherboard. A 5970 takes up two slots.

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Taz0

True. For that, a double-width PC, where the mobo is at the center and there are PCIe slots on both sides of the motherboard, would be useful (if it existed).

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wlballplayer

hey this sounds like a really nice motherboard. Can't wait to see 7 gpu's or gpux2x7=14gpu's on this thing. Most likely i'll watch it on youtube or some media site due to the fact that some rich guy will make the ultimate build with pocket change they got laying around.

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Taz0

Two LGA1366 sockets should mean it would support the upcoming hex-core CPUs, for a total of 12 cores, 24 GB of RAM (or perhaps 48GB?) and 14 water-cooled GPUs. Impressive.

I hereby nominate this mobo for the Dream Machine 2010.

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Sebie Kay

I second your opinion of nominating this board the the dream machine!  What do you say, MaxPC?  Lets put this in the next build and watch sheer joy spread across the faces of geeks everywhere.. :D 

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JoetheMobster

7 cards would be possible with flexible PCI-E extenders :)

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nekollx

 you know i'd love to know how you would mount a setup like that...

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quickone

 A Folders dream right there, two i7's 4 duel GPU's all in one case.  Would probably need two PSU's and 2 regular home box fans to cool it on air or a firehose on water.  

 

speaking of, a firetruck just pulled up infront of my house hummm...  

 

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Cy-Kill

Will it run Crysis? :p

Sorry, it had to be asked! 

Cy-Kill

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leetNightshade

-.-  My computer is about a year old with just a GTX 260, a single i7 920, and 8GB of ram; it can run Crysis on the HIGHEST settings (except for anti-aliasing, where anything above 4x causes the framerate to drop to around 30 or something).  There are better graphics cards, of which you'd obviously only need one to run crysis. 

 

 

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Quakindude

You're new to these comment areas, so I'll cut you some slack. Don't make another personal attack or you will find your account blocked. And yes, calling someone stupid for using a WAAAAAAY over used "joke" is a personal attack.

Thank you.

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leetNightshade

I guess I've never actually read a terms of service or whatever it's called here, and with the addition of your points, I didn't realize it would be a bad idea.  

Thanks for the warning. 

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Keith E. Whisman

This is so hot and sexy it should come with an R rating at least and nobody under 18 can look at it. This is nerd porn if there ever was.

Still though 7PCIe slots is overkill because the most you going to be able to fit in this thing when it comes to graphics cards is 3. Maybe 2 cards in SLI with a couple PCIe based SSD's. Now that sounds cool. Or even one really bad ass dual processor graphics card in the bottom slot with 5 or 6 SSD's in PCIe. Sounds freaking awesome. Wont need the SATA except for the optical drive(s).

Santa Clause, err, I mean Bill Gates I need one of these for research or something.

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HeartBurnKid

Only question is, how would you fit 7 GPUs on there?  Let's face it, even low-end GPUs these days come with coolers that partially block a slot...   The slots may be willing, but the physical space is weak.

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Glycerin

I think they'll start making PCI-Express SSC's, or Solid State Cards, which you plug in the slot. How crazy would that be. No more spinning hard drives needed.

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Taz0

They already have those.

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Bilbert

Eight GPUs with four dual GPU dual slot cards such as the ATI Radeon 5970 or Nvidia GeForce GTX 295. i don't know if you could use them all though.

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bingojubes

it could be 7 of the single PCI slot videocards, the ones without the monstrous GPU fans on them.

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kanzy

You can always water cool them, if you have 7 GPU, you kind need to WC them anyway

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HeartBurnKid

Good point.

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510Gamer

I like. I like alot.

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bingojubes

to bad i cannot install a sound card on it. guess i would have to go back to onboard.

that thing must be EATX, because otherwise, i think that the SATA ports will be covered up.

a must have, but damn is it going to be expensive to fill that to the max with parts. i think my regular i7 Setup almost cuts about half of that. 

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leetNightshade

Why would you need a sound card? The integrated sound works perfectly fine, besides there are 6 audio ports for whatever you could possibly need.  I don't even know anybody who has actually bought a sound card for their new computer, these days the on-board ones work nicely!

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Quakindude

An audiophile would no sooner use onboard sound than a gaming enthusiast would use onboard graphics. Personally, I'm no audiophile. But if I had the spare room like this mobo has, I'd simply plug one into one of the x16 slots and call it good.

But seriously, this mobo is intended for a very specific market segment. This mobo will probably start at $750.....if not more. That's before you buy the first CPU or graphics card. Much less the TWO PSU's this thing will likely need to run.

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leetNightshade

"An audiophile would no sooner use onboard sound than a gaming enthusiast would use onboard graphics. "

 To a point. I was trying to come up with an argument, but I couldn't make it really sound.  I don't think I'd notice that much of a difference from switching to an integrated audio solution to an add-on card. Switching from some Nvidia Geforce Go graphics card from a laptop to a Nvidia GTX 260 to run Unreal Tournament 3, you notice a big difference. The first card runs the game only at crappy settings, making it look like a game more than 7 years old; the second, making it look like a current generation high definition game :)  

Heck, if I can fit 7 gpu's into a computer why would I want to waste a slot on a sound card ;p

 

 But yes, I guess an audiophile would, of course.  I just don't know of many, and hear about gamers all the time; as far as gaming goes, visuals have been the most important part of games for many years, sound still has catching up to do.

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Taz0

I bought a sound card for my computer, a Creative X-Fi XtremeGamer. I love it, despite its bugs. I use headphones exclusively, and the X-Fi's MCSS-3D makes all the difference. When I turned off, everything sounds flat and stereo, when on, it makes the audio enveloping, as if you had a 7.1 sound system. You really have to hear it to understand it. I don't regret getting the X-Fi, and it wasn't even expensive.

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leetNightshade

What do you mean by "makes the audio enveloping"?  Stereo is affecting what you're hearing in what ear; besides being a sound affect doesn't really affect how the music sounds, just how your ears interpret it.  

 

"You really have to hear it to understand it. "  I guess I would :)    How expensive is something like that? 

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Taz0

$60 at NewEgg: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829102006R

A review of CMSS-3D Headphones: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/creative-x,1101-16.html

"With a stereo source, CMSS-3D continues its extraction of ambience information from the recording to give the listener the sensation being in the middle of the action. But naturally, the effects are most spectacular with multichannel sources (movies in Dolby Digital or DTS) and with games. Headphones are no longer the punishment they once were, and become a real pleasure in their own right."

Also, in the first 6 seconds of this video, you can hear a comparison of with and without CMSS-3D Headphones: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-rXtSfq_Po&fmt=18

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leetNightshade

I'm confused, from that video, I don't see how it'd be useful at all. The tool is cool, but those kinds of effects are done in video games, no need for a special card; you wouldn't really want to do those kinds of things to music when you're listening to it anyway.  Besides, my sound card is an integrated sound card, I have a 5.1 speaker system running out of a single speaker jack, and the surround sound is emulated "perfectly".  

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Taz0

I was talking about only the first 6 seconds of that video, not the rest. I tried recording a music track with and without CMSS, but unfortunately the resulting recording ended up without CMSS, since it is applied at the hardware level and is not available to the mixer. In order to record it, I'll have to use a loopback cable. Too much trouble for me, you'll just have to take my word for it - it's awesome and worth every penny (at least for headphones users).

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Taz0

Why wouldn't you be able to install a sound card? It has SEVEN x16 slots. Unless you plan on using ALL SEVEN for video cards, you can spare one for the sound card, can't you? Since, if you didn't know, you can stick a x1 (or x2 or anything x16 or lower) in a x16 slot.

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Biceps

ME WANT! Me want bad!

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nekollx

 Me Likey EVGA!

Me Likey EVGA!

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