Dell quad SLI spy shots

Written by Tim Smalley

January 6, 2006 | 20:27

Tags: #edition #extreme #nforce4 #pentium #photos #quad #shots #sli #spy #system #x16

Companies: #ces #dell #gigabyte #intel #nvidia

Yesterday, we uncovered Dell and NVIDIA's Quad-SLI showcase with the Dell XPS 600 Renegade system. Since then we've managed to get some spy shots of the four GPUs working together in the system.

We've also got some more information about the system - many of you were wondering about the power requirements. We were told that there was a 600W PSU inside, but we were a little bemused by that.

Normally, 600W would be plenty for a high end PC; however, this is a high end PC like no other, thanks to its insane video card subsystem. We looked at the back of the system, and weren't surprised when we saw external power connectors going into each of the two pairs of cards.

The machine also has a Creative X-Fi Fatal1ty FPS Sound Card inside, you can read about that here. This is starting to look like the dream system for any serious power user but I'm dreading to think how much this is going to cost the consumer. I'd estimate somewhere close to US$10,000 by the time you add the custom paint job on top of the most comprehensive system specification we've ever seen - madness in every sense of the word!

Having said that, VoodooPC's Gold-dipped OMEN Elemental Limited Edition PC starts at US$14,600 - we managed to spec one up with an Athlon 64 X2 4800+, ASUS A8N32-SLI motherboard, 2GB of Corsair memory, 2 GeForce 7800 GTX 512's, 2 500GB hard drives, and a Creative X-Fi Fatal1ty FPS sound card, a Logitech keyboard & mouse and no screen for $15,375. I wonder whether Dell will try and match this baby for price?

Just to recap the known specifications of the Dell XPS 600 Renegade system: Intel Pentium Extreme Edition 955 overclocked to 4.26GHz, NVIDIA nForce4 SLI X16 Intel Edition motherboard, 2GB DDR2 667MHz memory, 2 dual GeForce 7800 GTX 512's (estimated 430MHz core, 1200MHz memory) and a Creative X-Fi Fatal1ty FPS sound card. Hmm, which would you rather have?

We'll let the spy photos do the rest of the talking for now, but there might be more to come later on...

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