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Amuro
01-07-08, 07:39 PM
http://www.anandtech.com/tradeshows/showdoc.aspx?i=3193


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Itís no secret that enthusiast-class GPUs have poor power performance, even when idling they eat a lot of power. Itís just not possible right now to make a G80 or G92 based video card power down enough that itís not sucking at least some non-trivial amount of power. NVIDIA sees this as a problem, particularly with the most powerful setups (2 8800GTXs for example) and wants to avoid this problem in the future. Their solution to this is the first part of Hybrid SLI and the reasoning for moving to adding integrated GPUs in every board, what NVIDIA is calling HybridPower.
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crainger
01-07-08, 08:02 PM
LOL

http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?p=1510596#post1510596

Amuro
01-07-08, 08:17 PM
LOL

http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?p=1510596#post1510596
Why did he post that in the rumor mil which is the last place I will search for something that isn't rumor? Don't blame me.

EDIT
Hmm, looks like I beat him to it by 20 minute. That is sure worth a lawl

crainger
01-07-08, 08:20 PM
I LOL'd you both! ::D:

Amuro
01-07-08, 08:22 PM
I LOL'd you both! ::D:
:headexplode:

amk21
01-07-08, 09:56 PM
I like the idea to still be able to use my rig if my vid card is in the rma process.

breathemetal
01-07-08, 10:58 PM
I like the idea to still be able to use my rig if my vid card is in the rma process.

that'd be handy

AthlonXP1800
01-07-08, 11:43 PM
I thought Nvidia Hybrid SLI and HybridPower still unannounced that why I put it in rumour section so I didnt realised Nivida was official announced it in the press release yesterday (http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=116466&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=1092344&highlight=).

So anyway I found more pics. :)

http://pc.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/2008/0108/ces03_01.jpg

http://pc.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/2008/0108/ces03_02.jpg

http://pc.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/2008/0108/ces03_03.jpg

http://pc.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/2008/0108/ces03_04.jpg

http://pc.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/2008/0108/ces03_05.jpg

http://pc.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/2008/0108/ces03_06.jpg

http://pc.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/2008/0108/ces03_07.jpg

http://pc.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/2008/0108/ces03_08.jpg

Cant wait to get Hybrid SLi motherboard for Intel next quarter that can completely shut off Geforce 9800 GTX power when not playing. I could looking at saving up about 218.4KW (or about 300KW if use Intel SpeedStep) of power from being waste in 1 year. :)

breathemetal
01-07-08, 11:48 PM
Looks good!

Amuro
01-08-08, 12:45 AM
Did nVidia say Hybrid SLI will be available for Intel? Will 790i feature this IGPU?

AthlonXP1800
01-08-08, 02:33 AM
Did nVidia say Hybrid SLI will be available for Intel? Will 790i feature this IGPU?

I checked the link below, it say coming soon for Intel, it possible upcoming 790i will have it or maybe here will be no 790i but next generation nForce 800 series for Intel.

http://www.nvidia.com/object/hybrid_sli.html

AthlonXP1800
01-08-08, 02:34 AM
I checked the link below, it say coming soon for Intel, it possible upcoming 790i will have it or maybe here will be no 790i but next generation nForce 800 series for Intel.

http://www.nvidia.com/object/hybrid_sli.html

Maybe Nvidia will give more details at Geforce 9 launch on 14th February.

AthlonXP1800
01-08-08, 02:36 AM
Maybe Nvidia will give more details at Geforce 9 launch on 14th February.

Oppp I pressed the wrong button. :o

Revs
01-08-08, 03:02 AM
I wonder if, for example, you had a 680/780 board with 3 PCI-E slots, they could make it so you can have SLI, but also have a third card in the middle slot that was the only one used unless you were gaming.

One low power card for normal use, then when required, swap to the other cards in SLI for hardcore 3D stuff.

Bokishi
01-08-08, 03:33 AM
Is there any other benefit besides lower power bill?

varrius
01-08-08, 04:02 AM
Is there any other benefit besides lower power bill?


Capacitors last longer?

Revs
01-08-08, 04:12 AM
Is there any other benefit besides lower power bill?

Millions more birds and trees will be happy due to less pollution.

Bokishi
01-08-08, 04:17 AM
Capacitors last longer?

Yeah but the average enthusiast swaps cards every 14 months or less, so capacitors should be fine.

However I just thought of less heat, which is a benefit to the entire system

AthlonXP1800
01-08-08, 04:49 AM
Is there any other benefit besides lower power bill?

People can benefit from it while selling their currently desktop graphics card on ebay and then buy next generation graphics card without rely on other PC for temporary use.

CaptNKILL
01-08-08, 05:38 AM
Sounds pretty good as long as it doesn't effect performance.

Bman212121
01-08-08, 10:47 AM
Sounds pretty good as long as it doesn't effect performance.

That's the big Q. Even if it's a slight hit like %1 or so I'm still all for it because it will make a huge difference when you are just surfing the web. The power savings, the lower heat and less noise are all welcome here.

Redeemed
01-08-08, 11:30 AM
Looks like they're following in ATi's wake. Just wonder whom is gonna' implement it first- ATi was first to go public about this... but nVidia might be first to market it. Interesting...

AdamK47
01-08-08, 12:24 PM
It's clear that the lack of competition has allowed nVidia to focus on trivial things like this.

varrius
01-08-08, 12:35 PM
I don't think I care for it. I'd rather nvidia focus on making things better and making new high-end cards.

varrius
01-08-08, 01:03 PM
It's clear that the lack of competition has allowed nVidia to focus on trivial things like this.

Lol. I wonder what will be next. Biodegradeable video cards.