Gigabyte launches GA-8N-SLI Quad Royal with QUAD SLI support

Posted on Monday, November 14 2005 @ 6:05 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
The Tech Report reports about Gigabyte's GA-8N-SLI Quad Royal motherboard which features quad SLI. This means this motherboard supports up to four graphics cards!
What may be more unbelievable than the quad PCI-E x16 slots is the fact that this thing sports an LGA775 CPU socket. The press release says this motherboard "is designed for gamers who lived by ultimate performance and ultimate scalability." Apparently, by "ultimate performance" for gamers they mean, well, pokey compared to anything from AMD, I guess. (Can you imagine using four GeForce 7800 GTX cards in SLI mode and being limited to 53 FPS in UT2004 by your Pentium XE 840 processor?) Too many mobo makers somehow never got the memo about how building their high-end image products aimed at enthusiasts around a Pentium 4 might not be the brightest of ideas these days, it seems.
More info over here.

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