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  • dagamer34 - Monday, February 20, 2012 - link

    When are we going to get Thunderbolt support in video cards? Reply
  • Death666Angel - Monday, February 20, 2012 - link

    As soon as there are non-Apple displays. Looking at the adoption rate of DP, I'd say 2 years until we have some more regular options on that front. Not that I need it, though. :-) Reply
  • xdrol - Monday, February 20, 2012 - link

    Thunderbolt = Display Port, so you already got that. Reply
  • PhoenixEnigma - Monday, February 20, 2012 - link

    Sadly, no. You can drive a Display Port display off of a Thunderbolt port, but not vice versa. Which means that once stocks of LED Cinema Displays are gone, there's one less competitor in the vast majority of the 27" 1440p display market. Reply
  • tipoo - Monday, February 20, 2012 - link

    Huh Thunderbolt in video cards? Do you mean Displayport perhaps? Thunderbolt has a lot of bandwidth on its own, going through a video card that's also using PCI-E bandwidth probably would be hard to implement, and still underperform. That makes me wonder though, if you have a dGPU where would the thunderbolt ports be? If they were on the motherboard it wouldn't be connected to the GPU, if they were on the GPU you'd have that bus problem. Reply
  • MySchizoBuddy - Monday, February 20, 2012 - link

    It sucks that even low end cards are now double slot cards. The motherboard manufacturers still put PCI slots at single slot distance. With 7 PCI slots on the EVGA Classified SR2 board only 4 can be used for GPUs.

    Note: I'm concerned about GPU compute NOT gaming. So the more GPUs the better.
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  • cyrusfox - Monday, February 20, 2012 - link

    Only one of these cards is a double slot, and thats probably its selling feautre(better thermal cooling and 2 fans, seriously overkill for the <75W card). You could run 7 of the HIS 7750 on that mobo if you wanted to(notice they are single slotted). But you would get better compute from just stacking 4x7970 or 4x7990 whenever they come out. If you need more GPU compute performance, and space is in the way, use PCIe extension cords and an external rack to utilize every port. Really if you have a special need there is a way around it. Reply
  • jonup - Monday, February 20, 2012 - link

    Looking at the spec sheet the Asus is taller than the MSI. Therefore, only the HIS could be single slot. (I mean these spec could be wrong I rely solely on the data in this article.
    @MySchizoBuddy: Why do you want to plug more than 4 cards in a single mobo? As far as I know, Xfire and SLI are limited to 4 GPUs. I'm not saying you cannot have use for a 7-GPU setup, but the SR2 is aimed at Overclocker and benchmark(ers)(?). Therefore, if AMD and NVidia can only support 4 GPUs in Xfire and SLI, respectively, there is no need for any other setup than the 4 fastest GPUs (which require at least two slots each) on an SR2.
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  • bak0n - Monday, February 20, 2012 - link

    Powercolor has a single slot variant, the AX7750 1GBD5-DH but I haven't seen it for sale yet. This will be THE fastest single slot card not requiring external power to date.

    Now, to get someone to passively cool a 7770 and fit it in a single slot for my BTX and HTPC cases...
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  • MySchizoBuddy - Monday, February 20, 2012 - link

    for compute you don't use SLI or Crossfire. The GPUs run independent of each other. All synchronization has to be done in OpenCL code itself. Reply
  • xdrol - Monday, February 20, 2012 - link

    Check the product pages, ALL of them have double slot coolers. Reply
  • MySchizoBuddy - Monday, February 20, 2012 - link

    PCIe extension cords. BINGO that will do the trick. Reply
  • kjboughton - Monday, February 20, 2012 - link

    "There, I've said my piece." -- Andrew Cunningham

    Which piece would that be?
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  • Andrew.a.cunningham - Monday, February 20, 2012 - link

    The preceding rant about inconsistent measurements for card dimensions? I am confused by your confusion. Reply
  • JarredWalton - Monday, February 20, 2012 - link

    Technically speaking, "said my peace" is the correct idiom AFAIK. As another form of this, consider: "Speak now or forever hold your peace." Basically, you've said your peace, or in other words you've gotten something off your chest that will hopefully bring you peace now. :-) Reply
  • Death666Angel - Monday, February 20, 2012 - link

    First google result: http://www.usingenglish.com/forum/ask-teacher/1265...
    I have no idea about this myself (not a native speaker) but both sides give valid arguments. :-)
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  • Andrew.a.cunningham - Monday, February 20, 2012 - link

    I don't think that "saying one's peace" is correct? My understanding of the phrases:

    "I said my piece." - I have made my thoughts known on this subject.

    "Speak now or forever hold your peace." - Speak now or shut up.

    I can see how it could be confusing, especially for non-native speakers, but people "saying their peace" is right up there with people "making due" in terms of grammatical errors that everyone makes. :-)
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  • Andrew.a.cunningham - Monday, February 20, 2012 - link

    Yeah, the more I think about it, the more I am sure that "said my peace" is wrong. I will knife fight anyone who wants to argue with me about it! Reply
  • CaioRearte - Saturday, February 25, 2012 - link

    "it'd be nice if everyone could unify around one unit of measurement"

    How about THE METRIC SYSTEM, which basically only the U.S. refuses to use?
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  • enedtil1980 - Monday, September 24, 2012 - link

    Anyone has tested to connect via displayport to a iMac 27" 2010 to get 2560*1440 native display mode? Reply

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