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Daily News Round #1 for January 12, 2005

Daily News Round #1 news post from TweakTown's online news computing and technology content pages for January 12, 2005

By Steve Dougherty from Jan 12, 2005 @ 16:57 CST

- ASUS EN6600GT Dual GPU on the horizon

Looks like GIGABYTE are about to get some stiff competition from ASUS in regard to their dual 6600 "GV-3D1" graphics card.

Spotted over at Digit-Life today, ASUS are planning to release their "EN6600GT Dual", also making use of two 6600GT GPU's on the same PCB. Unlike the GIGABYTE card however, it would seem feasible that eventually two of these ASUS cards should be able to work together providing you with quad GPU grunt. More details and images at Digit-Life.

So, the motherboard should be able to switch 8 + 8 PCI-E channels (or 16 + 4 PCI-E channels) as channels #1 to #4 for 1-1/2-1 GPUs, channels #8 to #12 for 1-2/2-2 GPUs (or channels #1 to #8 for 1-1 GPU, channels #9 to #16 for 1-2 GPU + channels #1 and #2 for 2-1 GPU, channels #8 and #9 for 2-2 GPU). This can be done by DFI nForce 4 based series, for example. But, of course, if GeForce 6600GT supports multi-GPU modes, ASUSTeK is bound to release a new board to handle two EN6600GT Dual cards at once.

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