HYDRA System Lets "Vastly Different" Video Cards Work, Play Together

Lucid's HYDRA GPU pairing technology could soon allow PC builders to incorporate multiple video cards that - hear this, ATI and Nvidia - don't have to be identical. What this potentially means, among other things, is that gamers could leverage old hardware instead of just sadly setting it aside, though paired cards… » 8/19/08 9:15pm 8/19/08 9:15pm

Nvidia, Intel Kiss and Make Up: Bloomfield CPU to Have SLI Tech After All

Intel and Nvidia's cold war over the discrete and integrated graphics chipsets that sit inside our computers seems to have at least partially thawed. Nvidia's announced that "it will be bringing the power and performance of its SLI® multi-GPU technology to Intel's upcoming line of Bloomfield CPUs." Upcoming SLI… » 7/15/08 4:54am 7/15/08 4:54am

Intel and Nvidia At War, Gamers Are Collateral Damage

Sure, Nvidia's crashing into the mobile market Intel wants to dominate. And Intel is running into discrete graphics (not to mention ruling with integrated graphics). But you know, it's friendly right? Wrong. It's total war. Nvidia's continuing to hold out licensing SLI support for Intel's boards, notably its next-gen… » 6/02/08 9:00pm 6/02/08 9:00pm

Toshiba X205-SLi5 and SLi6 Gaming Notebooks Pack Penryn and SLI Goodness

Along with the re-designed and cheaper Satellite notebooks from last week, Toshiba's tossing out a pair of gaming notebooks packing Penryn chips (Core 2 Duo 8300 or 9300) and NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT running in SLI, with HDD configs up to 400GB. Starting at two grand, which isn't bad for "gaming" notebooks, but… » 4/08/08 1:35pm 4/08/08 1:35pm

NVIDIA's Three-Way SLI Graphics Cards Cost More Than Actual Three-Ways

If tying two video cards together in an SLI configuration doesn't quite get you the frames-per-second you need, NVIDIA's just intrduced three-way SLI, which does exactly what it sounds like. Now you can use their nForce 680i SLI motherboard to tie together tres GeForce 8800 GTX or 8800 Ultras to give a 2.8X boost over… » 12/13/07 2:10pm 12/13/07 2:10pm

Hurry Up and Wait: Quad SLI Driver for NVIDIA 7950 GX2

As we reported to you yesterday, just about the only thing wrong with NVIDIA's hot graphics card released yesterday, the GeForce 7950 GX2, is that the high-powered yet relatively low-cost 1GB graphics board is not yet capable of Quad SLI. That's because the driver hasn't been written yet. Now NVIDIA says we won't be… » 6/07/06 12:30pm 6/07/06 12:30pm

NVIDIA GeForce 7950 GX2 Reviewed (Verdict: Speedy Value)

The first reviews of that GeForce 7950 GX2 graphics card we told you about last week are just coming in, and the guys at FiringSquad took a close look at this 1GB graphics card from NVIDIA that just shipped today. They liked the HDCP (HD copy protection, must also have an HDCP-compliant monitor) support, the shorter… » 6/06/06 1:08pm 6/06/06 1:08pm

Eurocom Launches M590K SLI Notebook with 19-Inch 16:9 Screen

Eurocom introduced the M590K Emporor, a laptop that it calls the world's first SLI (Scan Line Interleave) notebook. Gamers will like the combination of two NVIDIA SLI-certified Geforce Go 7800 GTX 256MB graphics cards strapped together for 2x graphics performance. Those two GPUs are pumping out video to a 19-inch… » 3/09/06 7:19am 3/09/06 7:19am