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    Nvidia Reveal $18,000 PC Graphics Card

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    wow that thing looks like a UPS, and a few months after you buy it (if you were bill gates), it will be half price
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    HOLY SHIZCAKES! It looks like it has about 20 GPU's inside of it.

    ... wouldn't it be ironic if Nvidia required a USB 2.0 connection as the hook up for that thing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MadPistol
    ... wouldn't it be ironic if Nvidia required a USB 2.0 connection as the hook up for that thing?
    What are you supposed to connect it using? I mean on something like that usb2.0 will be the bottleneck. Only thing I could think of is a direct to PCIe16x adaptor that goes to a connector on the back of the case then that connects to the gpu box. only problem with that is long delays because of the distance.

    You think this type of external high performance video systems will become mainstream? In a way I think it possibly could with people wanting to show off their stuff.
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    System Requirements:

    System/Platform
    # NVIDIA Quadro® Plex officially certified PCI Express system or platform

    Operating System
    # Microsoft® Windows® XP or Professional x64 Edition
    # Linux 32-bit or 64-bit

    Processor
    # Intel® Pentium® 4 or Xeon® processor or higher
    # AMD Opteron™ processor or higher

    RAM
    # 2GB minimum, 4GB recommended

    System Interface
    # PCI Express® x16 slot (up to 2 NVIDIA Quadro Plex per SLI certified system)
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    Quote Originally Posted by DKJones96
    What are you supposed to connect it using? I mean on something like that usb2.0 will be the bottleneck.
    O RLY???

    That was the point. I was being sarcastic. I was hoping that would have been apparent when I made the post. Perhaps not though.

    That's going to have to be a huge PCIe housing for that thing to work. Just imagine the amount of data that thing is pumping.
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    Of course, you couldn't get away with purchasing just one. You have to take nVidia's suggestion and rack two of them side-by-side!

    I'll have to start chipping away at my wife now. Perhaps in 20-30 years she'll let me buy it! They START at $17,500. I imagine the full-blown model would be around $30,000. Question is, which configuration would be better, dual $18,000 models, or a single $30,000 model?

    Eh. I'll just get two of the best ones! I'll contract their usage out on the weekdays and just play games on the weekend. THEY'LL PAY FOR THEMSELVES!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MadPistol
    O RLY???

    That was the point. I was being sarcastic. I was hoping that would have been apparent when I made the post. Perhaps not though.

    That's going to have to be a huge PCIe housing for that thing to work. Just imagine the amount of data that thing is pumping.
    Actually that was a real question. I hadn't read about the dual SLI part.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DKJones96
    Actually that was a real question. I hadn't read about the dual SLI part.
    LOL. USB 2.0 only pushes 480mbps down it's pipe at peak bandwidth. It can only sustain about 300mbps constantly. That is neither fast enough or wide enough to accomodate even 1/10 the data needed for a truly fast bus that would be capabale of a card like that.
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