Nvidia Readies New “Ultimate” Technology for Gamers

Robert Dow

Triple SLI – Nvidia’s Next-Generation Ultimate Gaming Platform

Nvidia Corp. not only plans to refresh its lineup of performance graphics accelerators this year,
but also intends to introduce its 3-way SLI multi-GPU technology aiming extreme performance enthusiasts. But will the new triple SLI technology truly become a high-performance solution, or will it share the destiny of Nvidia quad SLI?

According to a slide published by Expreview web-site, which is presumably from Nvidia Corp.’s roadmap, 3-way SLI is Nvidia’s new “ultimate gaming platform”, which will offer ultimate performance in three-dimensional games.

3-Way SLi, if this is true, (and so far Nvidia has yet to comment) The target market for such a platform would be minuscule at best and microscopic at worst. X8800 GTX cards are running between $525 to $600 a piece and a Motherboard that could support such a system will be $200. The upgrade in performance would have to be off the charts in order to justify such a cost, and given the meager 30% performance boost of the current SLi I am not sure it is realistic.—CRD