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…

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 churning… » 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