Thursday, January 28, 2010

EVGA's W555 motherboard gets a once over, can hold seven GPUs

Ok, any of you tech-heads out there. Here's a new MoBo that looks like it could be awesome. It's still a prototype board, and it has some issues (like you can't use Core i7 chips in SMP mode on it, you need to use Xeon W5000 series chips which are more expensive, server-type CPUs), but just the thought of having 2 quad core hyper-threaded CPUs on one MoBo (16 processor equivalents!) think of the vitalization you could do on this baby!

Oh, and in case you didn't notice in the picture, there are 7, count them, 7 PCIe slots on this baby, which theoretically you could put 7 SLI or CrossFireX video cards into, to have 7 GPUs cranking out the video for your screen (do you REALLY need that much power? Um, yeah!)!

I haven't seen anything on pricing yet, but it looks AWESOME!

EVGA's W555 motherboard gets a once over, can hold seven GPUs: "

Think CrossFireX is nifty? We're betting you're a big fan of SLI, huh? For those who grew up bragging about their 'dual Voodoo' setup, there's nothing in the world that can stop you from lusting over this bad boy. Quietly introduced at CES, the EVGA W555 is just now being shown to the world in proper (prototype) form, and aside from being crafted to hold two overclocked processors and a dozen DDR3 DIMM slots, there's also space for seven PCI expansion slots. In other words, you could theoretically run seven GPUs in this thing. Of course, you'd need some serious software hacking skills to drive all that horsepower into a single display, but we get the feeling you like challenges, anyway. Hit the source link for more of the madness, but don't expect any units to hit retail until later in the year.

EVGA's W555 motherboard gets a once over, can hold seven GPUs originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 28 Jan 2010 08:39:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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