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Old February 9, 2010, 07:29 AM
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Hello.

I'd like to set up an i5/i7 system with up to 4 NVS 420 cards, giving a total of 16 DVI outputs.

I'd like to know if this is possible, and what motherboard would be required to get it to run.

I know quad and three way SLI exists, but I do not know if the NVS Quadro cards support this feature.

I am sure it is possible to use two cards (8 DVI outputs) but I am unsure about 3 and 4 card support.


I was looking at the ASUS supercomputer P55 board with 5 PCIe slots.

Budget isn't an issue.

Thanks for the help!
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Old February 9, 2010, 07:43 AM
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I thought the higher-end NVS series could only scale up to 8 monitors over two cards and not any more than that due to software limitations...
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Old February 9, 2010, 07:44 AM
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Did someone say Matrox? For many, many displays you might actually want to think about it.
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Old February 9, 2010, 07:57 AM
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I thought the higher-end NVS series could only scale up to 8 monitors over two cards and not any more than that due to software limitations...
Can someone confirm this?


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Did someone say Matrox? For many, many displays you might actually want to think about it.
I will be building an ATI based and Matrox-based solution later, for now this system will be nVidia only.

Thanks for the replies so far.
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Old February 10, 2010, 06:46 PM
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From what I've read/heard you will not get 16 individual outputs, no way. Just recently ATi's Cypress cards allowed for 3 monitors. It's not a software limitation, and Quadro cards are essentially tweaked geforce cards, with drivers designed specifically for design/CAD programs.
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