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Old 06-07-06, 01:48 PM   #1
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Default 7950GX2 Linux support

Hello,

I am just ordering an Asus EN7950GX2 (dual GPU) card.
Unfortunately I cannot see this one in the list of supported GPUs.

Is it going to work now and if not then when?
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Old 06-09-06, 01:31 PM   #2
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Old 06-09-06, 01:47 PM   #3
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It should work fine in 1.0-8762.

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Old 06-09-06, 01:49 PM   #4
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Well, that's a good news!
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Old 06-09-06, 05:19 PM   #5
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It's pretty much just 2 7900gtx's sli'd I thought, it'll probably show up as 2 devices.
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That is correct, it will appear as two devices on the PCI bus.

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Old 06-10-06, 02:35 AM   #7
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And, what about having two 7950gx2 ?

I am considering building a Quad SLI system with two of these cards (for research purposes) but windows is not an option.

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Old 06-10-06, 03:12 PM   #8
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The next released driver will support quado-SLI.

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Old 06-11-06, 01:59 AM   #9
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Thank you very much for your answer. Any idea about when this release will be available ? (rough estimate)

There is no point in buying some hardware without being able to use it.
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Old 06-12-06, 12:45 AM   #10
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NVIDIA will never tell but they do seem to have a pattern. They release then about a month later they have an update(fixes bugs) then in another 4 months they release again(new features). The next version is the 9 series which comes out in late Aug/early Sept. I would personally wait till it comes out. Also alot of win users are complaining about issue w/ their mobo so be careful with that.
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Just for clarification:

If I run a single 7950 right now, then I can either use that for two displays, or I have to use SLI mode. The same SLI mode (application-wise) that you use with two normal cards, correct?

I am not familar with SLI's software-side. What does an application/game have to do to use a SLI'ed OpenGL backend?
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Old 06-13-06, 04:23 PM   #12
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Yes, in 1.0-8762, you can just setup SLI for the 7950GX2, as you did for any other GPU SLI setup in the past. SLI is transparent to applications/games.

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