Dell XPS 600: The First Machine Supporting Dual x16 SLI Mode
NVIDIA continues to promote its Scalable Link Interface (SLI) technology. This time with the help of Dell and its Dell XPS 600 High-End machine based on nForce4 Intel Edition SLI x16 and full-speed PCI-Express for a couple of GeForce 7800 GTX cards.
For Dell XPS 600 the company redesigned the XPS case and excluded the usual "Gen" from the logotype.
A standard configuration of XPS 600 includes:
- Intel Pentium 4 640 CPU
- 2 x GeForce 7800 GTX 256MB cards
- 512MB of dual-channel DDR2-533
- 16X DVD-ROM, 48X CD-RW
- 160GB HDD
- 17" CRT monitor
- Microsoft Windows XP
All in all, the price for such a "standard" machine already reaches $3,100. You can order one for yourself here (note that the price for Dimension XPS Gen 5 is noticeably reduced).
If you need even more power, you might want to look at this configuration:
- Dual-core Pentium D 840
- Up to 2GB DDR2-667
- Up to three HDD, 500GB each
- 24" LCD monitor
- DVD±RW drive
- Sound Blaster Audigy ZS
- Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition
By this time NVIDIA has already shipped about 1.5 million chipsets for such machines, the source says. On August 11 to 14 Dell XPS 600 will also be showcased at id Software QuakeCon 2005.
Source: NVIDIA, Tom´s Hardware
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