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Old 10-04-2005, 07:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Forceware Rel80 drivers to bring mix-and-match capability to SLI

I caught this on Tom's Hardware Guide, and thought I'd pass it along.

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Nvidia today will release a new version of its unified driver architecture "Forceware" that not only promises to improve graphic chip performance but also will bring more flexibility to dual-graphics systems. For the first time, users can use Nvidia cards from different vendors in SLI configuration, as long as they carry at least 6600 LE chips. According to an Nvidia spokesperson, users can even mix and match cards with different memory capacities (frame buffers).
http://www.tomshardware.com/hardnews...04_100354.html

I thought that many here would appreciate nVidia getting real with the ability to mix and match cards.

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For single GPU as well as dual-GPU systems the manufacturer promises speed gains in the range between 5 and 20 percent for Battlefield 2, Far Cry, Doom 3 Splinter Cell 3 and UT 2004.
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sweet... when he says different vendors does he mean like eVGA and XFX?
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Yeah that's what they mean, and yeah that's a good idea, but yeah I still hate the idea of SLI, but atleast they are making it a little more easier to mix and match especially using different memory sizes and crap...
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It is a step forward, though, as far as I'm concerned.
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hey thats pretty cool.
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cool, would like to use a Leadtek 7800gt with an eVGA.
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anyone had any experience with these new drivers? Is it worth upgrading from 78.01 with a 6600gt AGP?
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