EVGA Launches 4-Way SLI Motherboard

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shnoogie

Ok, according to EVGA's Website, ONE "GTX285 Classified" can use up to 640w of power because it has three 6 pin connectors. 

2560 watts for 4 cards. 

Never mind the rest of the computer... just the video cards. 

A standard US electrical socket supports 1300 watts, hence that is the maximum you will see on any US power supply, the exception being the 1600 watt Koolance PSU, and it only gets that high when operating on 220V outside the US.

Cool yes, but there is no game that can trully take advantage of this system, nor while there ever be, since the GTX285 Classfied isn't DX11 compatible.

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DBsantos77

Yeah the game doesn't scale well with Multi-GPU setups, but Crysis is also very badly coded.

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AkuPenguin

Calm down man, it's a product review. The idea of a review is to critique something and then state the author's overall opinion of it. No one is forcing you to buy it.

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jcollins

I'd hate to see how load it would be running 4 high end GPU's in quad-sli...

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dag1992

Darn it, I just bought a Classified too...

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Sina

you can buy a litebook/litetop with $450

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jcollins

Yeah, but it's not going to match the performance of one high end GPU, not to mention 4 high end GPU's in Quad-SLI...

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cdm1971

Even though this board is based on the X58 chipset, there is nothing to indicate support for Crossfire.  No crossfire logo on the box, no mention of it in the specifications for the board, nothing.  I'm wondering if this board is not licensed for Crossfire just as Intel's X58 motherboard is not licensed for SLI.  If that is the case, then ASUS's otherwise identical P6T7 Supercomputer mobo would seem to have leg up on this mobo.

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johnny3144

i think you are missing the 4x SLi thing. p6t7 supports only 3x SLi.

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nekollx

 4 way SLI with their blad of video card not just any SLI card it has to be their Classified 285

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gendoikari1

This reminds me of MPC's "Ultimate Motherboard" (I forgot where I saw it). Now all it needs is a socket AM3 version (*crosses fingers*) and then EVGA would be synonymous with awesome.

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zstadt

I wonder if the board will be certified by the American Redundancy Association of America...

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Vano

so, only 4 graphic cards can be used in sli? and what one would do with the rest useless 3 slots? (well, ok, probably whoever going to do that would have cards that take up 2 slots, but still)

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compro01

Not useless.  Remember, a larger PCI-E slot can be used for any smaller card.  a x16 slot typically used for graphics can be used for an x1, x2, x4, or x8 card also.

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craigbooth

This is sorta like Skulltrail. It's an oddity and will probably be king of the hill for a short time, but the next batch of video cards will probably trump this setup. I'd love to build it, but would feel silly down the road running four cards when they no longer deliver the best performance.

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emepror

considering that this mobo uses alot of fine parts.....and that its huge and made for enthusiasts is the reason for the 450 dollar pricetag

 

imagine the folding possiblities with this? an OC'ed 920 on the SMP client and 7!!! 9600GSO

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nekollx

 meh Asus still has them beat with 7 way SLI

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johnny3144

i don't think there is such thing yet... is there?

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Sina

how stupid: $450 just for a mainboard.

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gendoikari1

Even stupider? $730 for a mainboard (Skulltrail).

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comptech08

you want to know whats stupid?  Coming to maximumPC ya PC and seeing it with Mac ads.  I don't mind ads on this site I know they help keep it free but come on.  This is not a Mac computer website i don't want to see buy a mac get a free ipod touch ad when I visit this site or click on an article to read it.  And its not like its a small ad or anything its a Big one. :\

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Sina

it's okay... max pc is getting worse each day.

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DBsantos77

Lol can't argue with that. I really don't mind the Mac ads, but as the other guy said, it's annoying to press next everytime you want to read an article, and I know of adblock, I'm just too lazy to install it :D

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nekollx

 i never press next...maybe check your logged in first?

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Dunimas

Are you that much of a fanboy that an apple add threatens your manhood? I'm no apple lover by any stretch of the imagination, but i don't get angry because I see adds for their products.

A little diversity now and then never hurt anyone.

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snapple00

Maybe he just thinks its annoying as shit.

You go to Maximumpc.com and find an interesting article, then have to click the god damn 'next' button to get past Apple ads every damn time.

Next, next next next next next.. I almost feel like I'm going to get spyware.

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comptech08

I don't like Apples deceptive advertising.  It can be funny with hi i am a mac stuff but its very deceptive and they won't get any of my business because of it.  This site is for the personal computer not for a computer were a business tells you what you can have and what you can't have.  I am not a fanboy of anybody, i have my preferances and stuff i ignore just like everybody else.

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lunchbox73

Two words: Adblock Plus.

I was trying to figure out why you guys keep talking about these Apple ads I haven't seen and then I realized I don't see ANY ads. :)

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snapple00

Nice! Thanks! Finally!!

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ethanajs

awesome! its good to see companies giving people these kind of options with solid hardware and software reliablity.

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mattman059

me likey

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