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What was different about the GF 7 that allowed quad sli in xp

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2022/09/23 07:40:43 (permalink)
Can't see anyone here having a answer for this but thought I'd ask anyway.
 
So as far as I know xp can't be used with tri or quad SLI, only 2 cards, but the GF 7 GX2 are an exemption to that rule, what did the GF 7 cards do differently that allowed quad sli on xp?


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    Re: What was different about the GF 7 that allowed quad sli in xp 2022/09/23 09:30:06 (permalink)
    GeForce 7 series GPU ? ----> AGP cards ... what MB had 3 or 4 AGP ports?
     
    You might want to spell out the parts your asking about, the abbreviations are a little cryptic
     
    this?  [class="header"]NVIDIA GeForce 7950 GX2 - Motherboard Compatibility

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    Re: What was different about the GF 7 that allowed quad sli in xp 2022/09/23 09:59:20 (permalink)
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    GeForce 7 series GPU ? ----> AGP cards ... what MB had 3 or 4 AGP ports?
     
    You might want to spell out the parts your asking about, the abbreviations are a little cryptic
     
    this?  [class="header"]NVIDIA GeForce 7950 GX2 - Motherboard Compatibility


    lol what? gf7 =GeForce 7 series GPU ----> PCIe cards
     
    And yes the 7900 and 7950 gx2
     




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    Re: What was different about the GF 7 that allowed quad sli in xp 2022/09/24 06:13:03 (permalink)
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    Cool GTX
    GeForce 7 series GPU ? ----> AGP cards ... what MB had 3 or 4 AGP ports?
     
    You might want to spell out the parts your asking about, the abbreviations are a little cryptic
     
    this?  [class="header"]NVIDIA GeForce 7950 GX2 - Motherboard Compatibility


    lol what? gf7 =GeForce 7 series GPU ----> PCIe cards
     
    And yes the 7900 and 7950 gx2
     




     
    I did not make that up .... nor have I lost all my marbles, (just some of them)


    Just took a casual look when searching & this is what I found:
     
    https://en.wikipedia.org › wiki › GeForce_7_series
    (excerpt, first line)
    "The GeForce 7 series is the seventh generation of Nvidia's GeForce graphics processing units. This was the last series available on AGP cards."

    I just jumped to the conclusion it was AGP, as I was not sure which GPU we were discussing

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    Re: What was different about the GF 7 that allowed quad sli in xp 2022/09/25 07:30:53 (permalink)
    GF 7 GX2 as clearly stated in the op


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    Re: What was different about the GF 7 that allowed quad sli in xp 2022/09/25 11:47:06 (permalink)
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    Can't see anyone here having a answer for this but thought I'd ask anyway.
     
    So as far as I know xp can't be used with tri or quad SLI, only 2 cards, but the GF 7 GX2 are an exemption to that rule, what did the GF 7 cards do differently that allowed quad sli on xp?


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    Re: What was different about the GF 7 that allowed quad sli in xp 2022/09/26 06:11:04 (permalink)
    Thanks for the link, not quite the info I was looking for but I did a little more digging and it looks like nvidia removed quad sli support at the driver leave for newer cards on XP. But that leads me to question why. 


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    Re: What was different about the GF 7 that allowed quad sli in xp 2022/09/26 07:50:56 (permalink)
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    But that leads me to question why. 

    Money. Always money.
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    Re: What was different about the GF 7 that allowed quad sli in xp 2022/09/26 08:31:08 (permalink)
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    But that leads me to question why. 

    Money. Always money.

    Maybe but a lot of folks were still using xp when the gf8 and 9 were new.
    If not a technology limitation like something with unified shader changed that also broke support with 9x, the only thing I can see is the memory management in XP. 3 or 4 cards would gimp ram, a 4gb system would end up having a gig or 2 reserved for Hw resources. 
     
    post edited by austin86 - 2022/09/26 09:20:11


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