While not able to take advantage of the Quad SLI function of the 8N-SLI Quad Royal at this present time, nVidia may introduce Quad SLI support to the public in the future and this is the first retail board to support such a setup.
nVidia's own statements show that Dell is currently the only manufacturer to get qualifications for this as a retail offering, but how long till these drivers leak to the market and are modded to work with any Quad SLI setup? This is something even we can't answer, but Gigabyte is ready for that day already with the 8N-SLI Quad Royal. Even still, don't forget if you're using this motherboard for SLI, you're using the latest nForce IE chipset from nVidia: this means, you're using full speed SLI (2 x 16 times slots) and being assured of the maximum performance possible from your graphics cards.
If you aren't the type of user who wants Quad SLI but want more desktop room on the PC, then this motherboard with its eight monitor support is simply the way to go. With four graphics cards supporting two monitors each, it's hard to go past this as the ultimate in 3D rendering and graphical presentation setup, and with the Hyper Threading and Dual core Pentium Extreme running the show, you can do almost everything at once on this board.
Even if you don't want multi-monitor support, you've got plenty of room for expansion in the future for PCI Express devices such as high-speed LAN, RAID controllers and TV tuners which require higher bandwidth PCI Express slots.
To sum things up, if you want Quad SLI now, you will need to wait for a Dell desktop gaming system to hit your doorstep but for the future market Gigabyte is clearly thinking ahead and as always providing you with plenty of choice and flexibility in their product.
Supports up to 8 monitors
Universal PCI Express x16 slots support any add in PCI-E card
Supports Presler core CPU
Supports Dual PCI-E x16 SLI (full speed SLI)
Great overclocking support and options
Very future proof
No Quad SLI drivers available yet
Only a single PCI Slot
No HD Audio
Rating - 9 out of 10 and TweakTown's "Must Have" Editors Choice Award
PRICING: You can find products similar to this one for sale below.
United States: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon's website.
United Kingdom: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon UK's website.
Canada: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada's website.
Recommended for You
- We at TweakTown openly invite the companies who provide us with review samples / who are mentioned or discussed to express their opinion of our content. If any company representative wishes to respond, we will publish the response here.
Latest News Posts
- id Software: our next-gen engine has full Ryzen support
- Xiaomi could launch in the US in two years
- ZTE launches Blade MAX 3: Available in the US for $200
- Kingdom Hearts 3 may release in 2019
- Google Pixel 2 devices to feature Snapdragon 835
- Synology RT2600ac Wireless Router Review
- Cursor disappearing randomly
- AORUS GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11G Review
- Intel Optane Memory 32GB M.2 NVMe SSD Review
- ASRock Fatal1ty Z270 K6 USB 3.1/TB Issues
- Nokia partners with Lucasfilm to deliver an immersive behind-the-scenes VR experience of Star Wars: The Last Jedi
- New LaCie 2big Dock Thunderbolt 3 bridges the port gap and delivers massive capacity to streamline creative workflows
- ENERMAX launches D.F. STORM, the 3500RPM fan featuring self-cleaning design
- Tenda unveils new USB 3.0 AC1300 wireless network adapter
- SAPPHIRE introduces new PULSE graphics card family