View Single Post
  #8 (permalink)  
Old May 6, 2008, 03:48 PM
sswilson's Avatar
sswilson sswilson is offline
Moderator
F@H
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Moncton NB
Posts: 14,418

My System Specs

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by CMetaphor View Post
Um, AMD has already done this. Hybrid Crossfire on 780G boards exists and is working Now (when paired with a 3400 or 3600 series video card i believe). It was the first to allow the discrete card to be turned off (and the monitor is plugged into the motherboards VGA/DVI always as well). This is old news in terms of ATI, so Nvidia is just trying to save face and not loose too much of the market.
This certainly takes it up a step though.

AMD's current solution doesn't work with cards designed for gaming, and I don't remember anything about it powering down the discrete card automatically based on GFX load.
__________________
MSI Z87I Gaming AC / i5 4670K / 2X 4G Gskill 1866 DDR3 / XFX XTR 750 / EVGA GTX 680 SC+ 2GB / Intel DC S3700 200G / random 160G Sata HDD
Inwin 904 / Swiftech MCP655-b / Alphacool NexXxos XT45 120 Rad / 2X Scythe GT AP-15 / EK Supreme HF / Dell UltraSharp U2412M

Asrock AM1H-ITX / AM1 Athlon 5350 / 2X4G Gskill PC3-14900 / Intel 6235 Wi-Fi / 90W Targus Power Brick / 320G Seagate Momentus / Mini-Box M350 / 1X 22" Dell IPS / 1X 22" HP
Reply With Quote