SLI: What if one video-card of a pair fails ??

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For SLI, the video cards will probably initially be sold in pairs,
since they need to have identical BIOS, memory-size and
functionality.

However, nVidia is working with their card-vendors on a
SLI-certification program, which <<might>> allow some mixing
of cards of different age or manufacturer.Let's see what finally turns
up.

One of my major concerns ( and nVidia's no doubt ):-

What happens if one card of the pair fails, say 1 year later ?
Can I get a functionally identical replacement at that time ?

Certainly will be a challenge for the reputable vendors
such as BFG with life-time warranties. Replace the pair ?

It will definitely NOT be a good idea to purchase a SLI-pair
from PNY !!!!

John Lewis
 
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They will just sell dual packs of SLI cards, like dual channel memory. Both
tested etc.

lol...wonder who much one of those dual card packs will cost?


"John Lewis" <john.dsl@verizon.net> wrote in message
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> For SLI, the video cards will probably initially be sold in pairs,
> since they need to have identical BIOS, memory-size and
> functionality.
>
> However, nVidia is working with their card-vendors on a
> SLI-certification program, which <<might>> allow some mixing
> of cards of different age or manufacturer.Let's see what finally turns
> up.
>
> One of my major concerns ( and nVidia's no doubt ):-
>
> What happens if one card of the pair fails, say 1 year later ?
> Can I get a functionally identical replacement at that time ?
>
> Certainly will be a challenge for the reputable vendors
> such as BFG with life-time warranties. Replace the pair ?
>
> It will definitely NOT be a good idea to purchase a SLI-pair
> from PNY !!!!
>
> John Lewis
 
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On Tue, 7 Dec 2004 18:40:27 -0000, "Richard Dower"
<richarddower@hotmail.com> wrote:

>They will just sell dual packs of SLI cards, like dual channel memory. Both
>tested etc.
>
>lol...wonder who much one of those dual card packs will cost?
>

Please re-read ALL of my original (and very short) posting.........

Then, please engage brain before engaging typing fingers, please !

Please....

John Lewis


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>"John Lewis" <john.dsl@verizon.net> wrote in message
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>> For SLI, the video cards will probably initially be sold in pairs,
>> since they need to have identical BIOS, memory-size and
>> functionality.
>>
>> However, nVidia is working with their card-vendors on a
>> SLI-certification program, which <<might>> allow some mixing
>> of cards of different age or manufacturer.Let's see what finally turns
>> up.
>>
>> One of my major concerns ( and nVidia's no doubt ):-
>>
>> What happens if one card of the pair fails, say 1 year later ?
>> Can I get a functionally identical replacement at that time ?
>>
>> Certainly will be a challenge for the reputable vendors
>> such as BFG with life-time warranties. Replace the pair ?
>>
>> It will definitely NOT be a good idea to purchase a SLI-pair
>> from PNY !!!!
>>
>> John Lewis
>
>
 
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"John Lewis" <john.dsl@verizon.net> wrote in message
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> On Tue, 7 Dec 2004 18:40:27 -0000, "Richard Dower"
> <richarddower@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
>>They will just sell dual packs of SLI cards, like dual channel memory.
>>Both
>>tested etc.
>>
>>lol...wonder who much one of those dual card packs will cost?
>>
>
> Please re-read ALL of my original (and very short) posting.........
>
> Then, please engage brain before engaging typing fingers, please !
>
> Please....
>
> John Lewis

Yes Sir.
 
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On Tue, 7 Dec 2004 23:22:09 -0000, "Richard Dower"
<richarddower@hotmail.com> wrote:

>
>"John Lewis" <john.dsl@verizon.net> wrote in message
>news:41b6375c.473331@news.verizon.net...
>> On Tue, 7 Dec 2004 18:40:27 -0000, "Richard Dower"
>> <richarddower@hotmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>>They will just sell dual packs of SLI cards, like dual channel memory.
>>>Both
>>>tested etc.
>>>
>>>lol...wonder who much one of those dual card packs will cost?
>>>
>>
>> Please re-read ALL of my original (and very short) posting.........
>>
>> Then, please engage brain before engaging typing fingers, please !
>>
>> Please....
>>
>> John Lewis
>
>Yes Sir.
>
>

Thanks Richard... Sorry that you got the side-swipe.

Anyway, do you have any comments on my concern in the
original posting ?

John Lewis
 
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If one of the SLI cards broke an year later, the market probably will have a
single card with the performance of the year old SLI card pair and cost as
much single SLI card you had bought an year ago readily available. So why
bother :p

"John Lewis" <john.dsl@verizon.net> ¼¶¼g©ó¶l¥ó·s»D:41b5e2eb.5527750@news.verizon.net...
> For SLI, the video cards will probably initially be sold in pairs,
> since they need to have identical BIOS, memory-size and
> functionality.
>
> However, nVidia is working with their card-vendors on a
> SLI-certification program, which <<might>> allow some mixing
> of cards of different age or manufacturer.Let's see what finally turns
> up.
>
> One of my major concerns ( and nVidia's no doubt ):-
>
> What happens if one card of the pair fails, say 1 year later ?
> Can I get a functionally identical replacement at that time ?
>
> Certainly will be a challenge for the reputable vendors
> such as BFG with life-time warranties. Replace the pair ?
>
> It will definitely NOT be a good idea to purchase a SLI-pair
> from PNY !!!!
>
> John Lewis
 

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