Computex : Galaxy dual GeForce 7 Posted on 10/06/2006 at 13:01 by Damien
Galaxy will release in July a graphic card based on two 7900 GT and another based on two 7600 GT. If we don't find the second one very interesting, the bi-7900GT could be very attractive. Galaxy told us that it would be much cheaper than he 7950 GX2 but hasn't given us the card price. Now the thing is that just like Asus bi-7800 GT, the card PCB is huge.
Galaxy uses the same system as Asus that consist in integrating the SLI connector to the PCB and connect each CPU to half of the PCI Express line without using a switch. An SLI chipset will be required to use this card. Galaxy insists on the fact that this solution is faster than a standard SLI because the two CPUs are closer one to another and the method used to connect them is more efficient. This is of course untrue because like with standard SLI configurations, the GPUs have to use the chipset to communicate since there are no direct PCI Express connexions between them on the PCB.