Any PC geek who looks at the picture above will find it very hard not to salivate.
Three of the latest GTX 280 graphics cards from Nvidia running together and taking up waay too much space on the motherboard. You’ll need an extra large casing to contain and cool these setup, and you’ve gotta be prepared to fork out a lot more for your monthly power bills, but dammit, this is the future lor.
As in, in five years time, such processing power (probably about 4-5 times of what I currently use – the now totally obsolete 9800GTX) will be available on a single-slot graphics card and run quite a fair bit cooler and more efficiently.
I just hope that PC gaming in 2013 is better than it is today. I do miss the days when we would seriously upgrade our PCs just to play Quake 1 or Strike Commander. These days, there’s very little incentive on the gaming side to upgrade your PC regularly – I only do so because I want to drive Photoshop and Illustrator at their highest speeds possible.
Now this is the one reason why I still haven’t gone over to the Mac side – sheer computing pleasure at prices one can afford. (However, the triple SLI setup above will probably cost SGD$4k just for the cards and motherboard alone! And you’ll probably need a 1000W power supply, triple of what most people use today.)
Mmmmm, geek talk.
Update: Apparently, the triple card setup is pretty disappointing compared to using just two cards. Not worth the investment, nor the two (yes!) power supplies required. See the review here. Oh well, two cards will still blow the socks off any game.