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Eight graphics cards in one computer can work. I did it. Quad sli and quadfire in one case, and here it is!

Unfortunately I could not build one with 2 r9 295x2's and 2 GTX Titan Z cards due to funding.

Watch the video for more info!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_rlSD_QD1Q

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  • 57 months ago
  • 3 points

I really feel very uncomfortable about this build..

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Understandably so. I am probably going to remove the 2 hd 4850x2's and just run the gtx 295's till I feel the need to upgrade.

  • 57 months ago
  • 3 points

For a second I thought this build was with a r9 295x2 because on the completed build page it said 295 (x2). Only then did I notice gtx

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

I love seeing these old cards on pcpartpicker. Awesome build man.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I love to see people posting with older hardware as well!

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

I cant imagine those cards stay overly cool with only a few mm between them

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Nope. They get pretty hot. If i was going to keep this build or do one with modern graphics cards I would do a custom loop for all of them.

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

I like seeing older parts being used. The 8 GPUs are cool.

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

"I wonder why my graphics cards are sweating." :P

Looks great, though those are so old a single gtx 960 could beat all 8 GPUs probably.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha so true, though this wasnt about "performance" or "efficiency".

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

they actualy are about equal, 4 of them i mean

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

Builds system with 2 R9 295X2s and 2 Titan Zs, runs Folding@Home. haha

How do the GTX295s handle newer games? They are pretty durn old at this point as GPUs go, but there are 4 of them haha.

Also, I bet 2x 295X2s would max out that 1200W PSU by themselves.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

The GTX 295's do ok in newer games at 1080p as long as you turn off any settings that rely on Vram. They have lass than 1gb of ddr3 vram per gpu, so that really hurts the performance.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

1100W~ in TDP from cards for 270X~ performance per cross/sli... gotta love it. Those cards in their day were monsters. Now... meet the monstervolution :P love this man. Just love it +1

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Who cares about power consumption and heat!?

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Honestly best comment. 8 GPU's to get 270x perf. LOL

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

I feel like this came out of a dare or something.

  • 57 months ago
  • 0 points

Not really. I saw Linus tech tips that had 2 way crossfire and sli in one computer, but I really thought they needed to take it the extra step and they didn't. If I had the funding they had I would have done it with modern graphics cards with custom loops.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Now that is a feat I would LOVE to see

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Honestly your video was high quality visually. But the sound. THE SOUND. Lol it was actually fine. Get a better mic although haha. Now onto the PC. This thing is actually prettier than the linustechtips sli/crossfire build. But now I'm wondering. Whats stopping you from doing two different of the same brand of card? Lets say you want A gaming/workstation beast. Why not have two Geforce and two Quadros? Thats just a thought.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the input. I totally get what you are saying with the geforce quadro build, but at that point, why not go quad or octa quadro? For calculations you dont need any for of SLI. I hope someday we can do this!

Sound is going to be our number one focus for our next video, and we have some pretty impressive stuff coming, so stay tuned!!

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Totally dude. I feel that these mixed cards would make more sense if it was firepro/quadro actually. Best of both worlds. Yes, I will keep up with the channel to see whats in store.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

how much you pay for those 295's? I have 2 295's myself. I upgraded to a 1080. A lot quieter, cooler and better performance. But much respect for the 295's is still upheld. I am not using them. Been thinking about selling them.

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  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

wouldnt know. I got them on ebay. Both work very well though.

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  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

They do get rather hot (ok really hot), but considering you will only be using 4 gpu's at any given time, they have the benefit of at least not ALL the gpu's loading up with heat at the same time. The small victories.....

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