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First post, by swaaye

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Issue of Maximum PC has a photo of the Gigabyte GV-3D1-68GT. I've never heard of this thing before. Anyone have one? 😁

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Reply 1 of 7, by pentiumspeed

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That heatsink is good design but heavy. I wished that Geforce2, 3, 4 and FX series got properly designed heatpipe coolers back in the day and lighter.

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Reply 2 of 7, by Garrett W

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Heh, I'm not sure I've seen that particular one, but as mentioned in the article there was a dual 6600GT by Gigabyte which I believe required a mainboard with SLI to function and was very picky as well. Certainly cool tech for the time though.

Reply 3 of 7, by The Serpent Rider

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Leadtek also made dual 6600GT. And ASUS pioneered the whole thing with gargantuan sized Dual6800GT.

Ixbt has photos of Gigabyte, Leadtek and ASUS boards:
https://www.ixbt.com/video2/images/nv45-3/asu … ith-cooler2.jpg
https://www.ixbt.com/video2/images/nv45-3/asu … -scan-front.jpg
https://www.ixbt.com/video2/images/nv45-3/asu … with-cooler.jpg
https://www.ixbt.com/video2/images/nv45-3/asu … t-scan-back.jpg

https://www.ixbt.com/video2/images/nv45-4/gig … with-cooler.jpg
https://www.ixbt.com/video2/images/nv45-4/gig … -scan-front.jpg
https://www.ixbt.com/video2/images/nv45-4/gig … with-cooler.jpg
https://www.ixbt.com/video2/images/nv45-4/gig … t-scan-back.jpg

https://www.ixbt.com/video2/images/g70-6/lead … with-cooler.jpg
https://www.ixbt.com/video2/images/g70-6/lead … -scan-front.jpg
https://www.ixbt.com/video2/images/g70-6/lead … with-cooler.jpg
https://www.ixbt.com/video2/images/g70-6/lead … i-scan-back.jpg

Anyone have one?

Of course!

Last edited by The Serpent Rider on 2021-05-01, 12:46. Edited 1 time in total.

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Reply 4 of 7, by Thermalwrong

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One of my friends had the Gigabyte dual 6600GT - it required a special board from Gigabyte to operate properly with the 8+8 PCIe lane configuration on one card. Performance was around where my 6800GT was, but louder 😀

Reply 5 of 7, by The Serpent Rider

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it required a special board from Gigabyte to operate

Actually no. It will also work with DFI and Asus motherboards.

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Reply 7 of 7, by The Serpent Rider

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Interesting that they didn't just use a PCIe bridge chip. Were PCIe 1.0 bridge chips unavailable?

These cards were heavily promoted with Nforce 4 SLI motherboards. Chipset itself served as a bridge, which is similat to how ATi Rage Fury MAXX worked, i.e. each chip use half of available PCIe lines, which don't share data between each other.
ASUS also made GeForce 7800GT Dual, which works on identical principal.

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