ATI Wants 3 PCI-E Slots

Sledgehammer70Sledgehammer70 California
edited June 2006 in Science & Tech
While Mobo makers are saying ATI is asking for 3 PCI-E slotted motherboards for their high end lines, It has everyone's interests perked at Computex 2006.
The whispers are that ATI is now asking mobo makers to make their high-end boards with slots for three 16x GPUs. All three slots may not need to have a full 16 lanes routed to them, 4 or 8 may work out fine, but the slot physically must be 16x.
Source: The Inquirer

Comments

  • GargGarg Purveyor of Lincoln Nightmares
    edited June 2006
    Three graphics cards in a case is only slightly less ridiculous than four.
  • airbornflghtairbornflght Houston, TX
    edited June 2006
    Why in the hell would anyone need 3 full bandwidth slots???!!!!

    Not to mention the costs to fill them all, that is completely rediculous.
  • NiGHTSNiGHTS San Diego
    edited June 2006
    What about 2 videocards and a PPU or something. I dunno, who said all 3 slots were going to be videocard filled?
  • entropyentropy Yah-Der-Hey (Wisconsin)
    edited June 2006
    NiGHTS wrote:
    I dunno, who said all 3 slots were going to be videocard filled?

    ATi did
  • lemonlimelemonlime Canada
    edited June 2006
    NiGHTS wrote:
    What about 2 videocards and a PPU or something. I dunno, who said all 3 slots were going to be videocard filled?

    I think that is exactly what they hope to acheive :)

    Apparently even the X1600 can potentially be an excellent PPU.
  • CyrixInsteadCyrixInstead Stoke-on-Trent, England
    edited June 2006
    It'll be like Gillette and Wilkinson Sword's battles with razor blades soon, with "how many graphics card can we get people to believe they need?"

    ~Cyrix
  • ArmoArmo Mr. Nice Guy Is Dead,Only Aqua Remains
    edited June 2006
    it would be better if the boards had other types of PCI-E like X8 slots.
  • airbornflghtairbornflght Houston, TX
    edited June 2006
    So how would they go to the "fusion" step in the # of vid card battle, 5 video cards for your games, and one for precision rendering!!
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