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Bloody
02-10-05, 09:26 AM
Some time ago nVidia introduced their profile system in the video drivers, allowing the users to define different video options for running each application. Now with the SLI technology introduced, the multichip rendering option was also added in these profiles. There is a menu in Performance options where you can see the list of the default available profiles and add/change and remove them. The information about these profiles is stored in an XML file - C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvapps.xml (in your SystemRoot/System32 directory).

In our "Lets talk about SLI..." article (http://www.hwspirit.com/reviews.php?read=18) we discussed a lot of thing about the SLI technology, including the application profiles support. And by comparing the chnanges in the profiles from the latest official (66.93) to the latest beta version (71.80) or should we say almost the complete lack of such we decided to start this project - the HWspirit's Modified nvapps.xml profiles. The purpose of this project is to test different applications for SLI support and create adequate profiles according to the results (for single GPU or multi GPU). Because as it seems nVidia is not putting a lot of effort on testing application for SLI support and adding profiles for them.
For starting point we used nvapps.xml from Forceware 71.80 Beta drivers and started by fixing the problems we noted in our "Lets talk about SLI..." article, after that we continue to add new profiles...

If you have a SLI system and want to contribute to this project: http://www.hwspirit.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=81

saturnotaku
02-10-05, 09:28 AM
This is something that end users can do on their own by using nHancer.

Link to discussion (http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=45204)

Bloody
02-10-05, 09:32 AM
Yes, I know that... but the idea of this project is to gather all the profiles that everyone with SLI creates on his own (either by hand, with nHancer or other tool) in one place, so that you can download a file containing profiles optimized for more applications and don't need to take time testing on your own...

PS. So don't just create application profiles for your own use, but share them with everyone ;)