EVGA intros enthusiast four-way SLI X58 motherboard

By Matthew
Sep 2, 2009
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  1. EVGA has pulled back the curtain on the world's first four-way GTX 285 SLI capable X58-based motherboard. Simply christened "EVGA X58 Classified 4-Way SLI," the board supports the use of up to four single-PCB GPUs simultaneously. To accompany it, EVGA has also introduced a Classified-branded GTX 285 video card.

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  2. EXCellR8

    EXCellR8 The Conservative Posts: 2,278

    lol @ there being no slots for anything else...
  3. Technochicken

    Technochicken TechSpot Paladin Posts: 903

    By "supports the use of up to four single-PCB GPU's simultaneously," that doesn't mean you could hook up 4 of the new single-PCB GTX 295's does it?
  4. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,264   +41

    nvidia allows gtx 295 in quad sli, meaning only two cards.
  5. "Quad sli means only two cards?" Hmmmm.... strange! quad means two?
    Interesting...(quad means 2) lol
  6. Technochicken

    Technochicken TechSpot Paladin Posts: 903

    Quad meaning 4 GPU's, two per card.
  7. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,264   +41

    Wow, that Guest is an *****, try knowing more before you post. If you know anything having to do with vga's, pci e slots. You'd know that the gtx 295 is 2x gtx275's slapped on one card. So yes in this case, two would equal four.
  8. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,321   +370

    Geez...if you filled up every slot you'd need to run that in liquid oxygen to keep it cool.
  9. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,264   +41

    lol I doubt you'd need to go that far, but I havnt seen quad sli bridges. for 4 seperate cards
  10. Technochicken

    Technochicken TechSpot Paladin Posts: 903

    I bet the board comes with the quad SLI bridge


    You mean liquid nitrogen or helium? Liquid helium is colder than either liquid nitrogen or oxygen. In fact, it has the lowest boiling point of any element. And with liquid oxygen...

    Kaboom!
  11. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,408   +834

    To be accurate, any one of these gases as a liquid are cold enough to support cooling a massively overclocked CPU or graphics card.

    Oxygen is NON-flammable. It is the agent of combustion. I won't either burn or explode on it's own. However, keep your cigarette at least a block and a half away from it.

    This is why NO2 (Nitrous Oxide) is used in automobile racing, when the gas is heated during combustion, it breaks down into it's component gases, and the oxygen works it's magic on the gasoline. The nitrogen is then pretty much out of the loop.
     
  12. I thought the gtx 295 had 2 gtx 260 gpu's. BTW, I am not the same guest. For the other guest, this board will support 4 cards in 4 way sli.
  13. OLBY

    OLBY TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 108

    7 slots of vga,what these ppl are trying to do???
    it will be very great at everything
    nice mobo
  14. That are 7 PCIe x16 slots, which can be used for anything else besides videocards too. PCie soundcards, PCIe networkcards, PCIe Raidcontrollers.

    So, ask yourself: did i made a stupid remark ?
  15. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,867   +74


    wonderful sentence structure.
  16. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,264   +41

    Check out the review on Toms and here at TS, its 2x gtx275's.
  17. To my knowledge GTX 295 is powered with 2x GTX 260 processors but is faster if you run 2x GTX 260 2-way SLI (but not much).

    Even though for ordinary user puting 4 cards of that GTX 200 series cards size would seem to obstruct the expansion bays for other slots some enthusiasts from Antwerp have managed to push 7 of these kind of cards in making the ordinary desktop PC go outerlimts with the total of 12-teraflops. For your refference one GTX 295 is about 1800 gigaflops. They called their creation The Fastra. Now they released another version for this desktop super comuter called Fastra II. For more info on that amzaing assembly check out

    Fastra II
    http://fastra2.ua.ac.be/

    The price for this only EUR 6000 which is not bad for professional scientists or design workers.

    I wish I could use this for Fume FX rendering in 3ds Max. I bet I could get flame renders of 500*500*750 simultaneousel LOL.

    P.S.: BTW, I am also another Guest ... LOL
  18. the card has 2 gpu inside it so 1 card is dual and 2 cards is quad
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