Alliances Forged in Hell's Frozen Recesses: Nvidia and AMD

If you've ever built a computer, this will be jarring: Nvidia's agreed to license its SLI tech for use on AMD motherboards. (AMD, of course, bought Nvidia arch-rival ATI a while ago and buried the ATI brand in favor of a unified AMD front a few months ago.) » 4/28/11 11:40am 4/28/11 11:40am

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…

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

Dell Ditching Proprietary Parts

One of the best arguments for building your own PCs is that you make the decisions regarding parts, which means you don't have to scrap the whole system or buy sub-standard hardware from the manufacturer when it is time to upgrade. This is especially true for gaming rigs. Dell, one of the biggest offenders when it… » 2/26/08 6:15pm 2/26/08 6:15pm

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

Malibal Veda Notebook Has Huge 20.1" Screen, SLI Graphics

Las Vegas PC purveyor MALIBAL, the company that insists its logo be written in all caps, has rolled out its Veda series of laptops, whose distinguishing characteristic is a gigantic 20.1-inch screen. » 4/05/07 9:16am 4/05/07 9:16am

ASUS P5N32-E Motherboard: Gaming Hydra

ASUS knows, like you do, that you can never have too many graphics cards. In a day and age where double- and quadruple-SLI graphics solutions are commonplace, ASUS saw a weakness in traditional motherboards that only house a couple of your $800 GPUs. That's why the NVIDIA-based P5N32-E comes equipped with not one or… » 11/10/06 6:05pm 11/10/06 6:05pm

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

NVIDIA GeForce 7950GX2 Details Leaked

NVIDIA is at it again, where its upcoming GeForce 7950GX2 Quad SLI graphics card is going to seriously leapfrog its predecessor. Delectable details have leaked out, complete with preliminary benchmarks that show just how far that card will leap ahead, showing its performance at 20% to 80% faster than the card that… » 5/25/06 1:50pm 5/25/06 1:50pm

Alienware Aurora mALX and m9700

Alienware appears unfettered by its recent assimilation into dorktastic PCmeister Dell, blasting out two 64-bit AMD-packing monster notebooks with dual SLI graphics and MIMO connectivity the company says is faster than wired. » 5/10/06 11:17am 5/10/06 11:17am

Eurocom M590K Emperor: Beefy

We're pretty familiar with Eurocom and their OEM monsters. Most of them are dead generic, but the M590K has a 19-inch display and two GeForce Go 7800 graphics cards sitting atop a 100GB hard drive. While it may be quite hubric to name your laptop "Emperor," this monster runs a 2.1-GHz AMD Turion 64 MT-40 and costs...… » 4/19/06 5:12pm 4/19/06 5:12pm

VoodooPC ENVY U909 SLI: Laptop to the Max

Here's a company that's putting all the heavy juju it can think of into a laptop, and the result is the VoodooPC ENVY U909 SLI Laptop, going over the top with two NVIDIA GeForce 7800GTX graphics cards in an SLI configuration and an AMD Turion 64 processor. The thing is huge, though, with a 19-inch 1680x1050 screen,… » 3/14/06 8:39am 3/14/06 8:39am

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

Widow to Launch Dual GPU Laptop

Just got a bit of news in about the WidowPC SLI laptop. It will be a portable/desktop replacement with dual PCI Express graphics cards and should, on average, blow away single GPU desktops. The laptop, called the 919, will be running an AMD CPU and have a 19-inch screen. Very LAN-party worthy. No release date or price. » 2/08/06 9:32pm 2/08/06 9:32pm

NEC's Musical Cellphone Microchip

In response to the rapid increase in the number of mobile phones being used as music players in Japan, NEC Electronics has developed a dedicated SLI chip for audio. This is a companion chip made specifically to enhance audio in cellphones. It has a CPU dedicated to music play, a digital signal processor and a… » 1/13/06 11:37am 1/13/06 11:37am

Nvidia to do SLI for Lappys

Nvidia is working on a design that will integrate powerhouse SLI graphics into laptops. This design will feature two MXM graphic modules linked together for tons of graphical goodness. Unfortunately, more hardware means more weight so this concept will probably have to stick to the more desktop replacement type of… » 1/09/06 3:20pm 1/09/06 3:20pm