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CES 2006: Dell's Quad nVidia SLI XPS System

Postby Apoptosis » Sat Jan 07, 2006 10:27 am

Dell's upcoming XPS 600 Renegade gaming PC features the World's first Quad-SLI video card solution with 2GB of memory on board. If you think seeing high end games run smooth on a dual card SLI or CrossFire system is impressive you haven't seen anything now that Quad-SLI is being used!

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Article Title: CES 2006: Dell's Quad nVidia SLI XPS System

So what do you think of this Quad-SLI monster?
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Postby rpsgc » Sat Jan 07, 2006 10:36 am

That's a LOT of power! :shock: :yikes: I don't even want to know the PSU requirements and/or what PSU they've used :rolleyes:
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Postby Dragon_Cooler » Sat Jan 07, 2006 11:01 am

but not shocked when they told us it needs 850 Watts. The Dell XPS model on display came with a 650 Watt power supply for the system and then each video card gets additional power from these individual 12V power adapters made by Delta Electronics Inc (model # ADP-150BB B). If it looks like an AC Adapter (12v 12.5A output) that a notebook would use don't worry, because that is what it is. Each of these are rated at 150W by Delta Electronics. Adding the 300W from the video card AC/DC Adapters and the 650W from the ATX Power Supply we get a system with 950W of power!


you know, there comes a point when you can have too much. I swear if they dont get 200fps in games at full aa/af its not worth it. seriously now, i bet each card has got to be $1000. I really wouldnt want to hold a lan if someone came in with those, sporting the electric bill would be a killer! LOL
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Postby kenc51 » Sat Jan 07, 2006 11:08 am

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Postby bubba » Sat Jan 07, 2006 10:01 pm

is it sad that I would rather have the a case painted by Mike Lavallee than the harware that was in it.
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Postby Sovereign » Sat Jan 07, 2006 10:03 pm

Even the mighty PCP&C 1000w would not be able to handle that for long, because running a PSU at over 90% would kill it...
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Postby kenc51 » Sat Jan 07, 2006 10:09 pm

Sovereign wrote:Even the mighty PCP&C 1000w would not be able to handle that for long, because running a PSU at over 90% would kill it...


The cards are powered externally....
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Postby Dragon_Cooler » Sat Jan 07, 2006 11:17 pm

kenc51 wrote:
Sovereign wrote:Even the mighty PCP&C 1000w would not be able to handle that for long, because running a PSU at over 90% would kill it...


The cards are powered externally....


better yet your house fuse box. LOL
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Postby Apoptosis » Sun Jan 08, 2006 11:42 am

bubba wrote:is it sad that I would rather have the a case painted by Mike Lavallee than the harware that was in it.


The paint on the case was amazing. If you look really close at the last picture on page two you can see that in the upper left corner of the case at Intel's booth it was damaged during shipping. A thousand dollar paint job ruined on the first trip... what I would do for one!
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Postby Sovereign » Sun Jan 08, 2006 2:22 pm

kenc51 wrote:
Sovereign wrote:Even the mighty PCP&C 1000w would not be able to handle that for long, because running a PSU at over 90% would kill it...


The cards are powered externally....


I should have said if the cards were powered by the PSU, even the mighty PCP&C 1000w would not be able to handle that for long, because running a PSU at over 90% would kill it...
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Postby Dragon_Cooler » Sun Jan 08, 2006 5:00 pm

Apoptosis wrote:
bubba wrote:is it sad that I would rather have the a case painted by Mike Lavallee than the harware that was in it.


The paint on the case was amazing. If you look really close at the last picture on page two you can see that in the upper left corner of the case at Intel's booth it was damaged during shipping. A thousand dollar paint job ruined on the first trip... what I would do for one!


i dont know about you, but i dont want a ruined paint job. LOL yes you are right, what i would do for one. TIS IS AMAZING!!
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quad gpu

Postby mjs1231 » Sun Jan 08, 2006 5:28 pm

First off I see 2 problems.

First look at the space for the fans of the first 3 cards. 3 cards will be suking HOT air off the back of the others and will stay in a super heated state. (NOT GOOD) let alone any overclocking.

Second look at the exaust ports, they do not extend to the edge of the pcb, meaning all four cards will be dumping hot air directly back on the gpu's and super heating the entire pc.

My opinion this is a foolish configuration and WILL fail. I forsee a massive tech support headache and pissed off customers. For the listed price you could do alot better building a more efficient system.

I rate this as a 1 out of 10 extremely poor.

borderlinning on incompatent.
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Postby Apoptosis » Sun Jan 08, 2006 6:09 pm

welcome to the forums and great first post! Quad-SLI is no doubt a new field that will be improved on I am sure!
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Postby bubba » Sun Jan 08, 2006 8:43 pm

been in love with Lavallee's work since I saw him pait a car with his trademark "true fire" never thought that he would do a PC case thought he was strictly atuo's. would nice to know what he charged...

but it would be sickening to see screwed up the first time you took it anywhere.
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Treat this as a concept

Postby Digital Puppy » Mon Jan 09, 2006 5:08 pm

I have to agree with mjs1231, this design is absolutely ridiculous! I have to think that the Nvidia people are treating this like a Concept Car design at an auto show. In other words, “this is what we can do if you give us enough money and vision”.

I can’t see how anyone beyond those who build “show” boxes will be using this. It’s cool looking, but I’ll stick to my regular-plain-jane-vanilla-SLI.
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Postby Bio-Hazard » Tue Jan 10, 2006 11:19 am

"Now that some time has passed, has your opinion changed?
I hold Dell in high regard, however, throwing Quad SLI at an Intel based gaming system is much like putting lipstick on a pig."

http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=28865

This is coming from the big Nvidia partners................ :shock:
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Postby Apoptosis » Tue Jan 10, 2006 11:48 am

yeah when I talked to some of those very same people they didn't seem to be jumping up and down about Dell getting exclusive rights to those dual cards for Quad-SLI
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