Items tagged with multi-GPU

At GDC a few weeks ago, NVIDIA teased a new set of drivers that it promised would offer huge scaling benefits for both single-GPU and SLI configurations. The new driver, 337.50 Beta, drops today -- so what kind of gains can users expect? If you own a high-end NVIDIA card, apparently quite a bit, especially if you game with multiple GPUs in SLI. NVIDIA is predicting some huge jumps for its high-end range with scaling up 50-70% in some cases. These are an impressive set of gains for NVIDIA's top-end cards, particularly the GTX 770, which remains rather more affordable than the top-end GTX 780 Ti.... Read more...
Remember LucidLogix Technologies? They're the ones intent on removing any and all potential roadblocks to configuring a multi-GPU system. You know, those little annoyances like picking the right chipset for your graphics hardware (SLI or CrossFire-X) and only pairing same make/model cards with one another. LucidLogix sidestepped these challenges with its HydraLogix 200 processor, a wonder chip that motherboard vendors could slap onto their boards that would allow system builders to mix and match videocards from AMD and Nvidia, as well as cards from different generations. Quick, name one board that... Read more...
About a year ago, semiconductor startup Lucid Logix began making waves in the graphics space with claims of being able to revolutionize multi-GPU computing, promising consumers the ability to pair any graphics card, unrestricted by model or vendor, to another card and achieve highly efficient load balancing with near linear performance increases. This option presumably provides consumers the flexibility to buy an ATI graphics card, install it next to an NVIDIA model on the same motherboard, and see a boost in graphics rendering performance close to the sum of both individual components. We recently... Read more...
About a year ago, Lucid started making waves in the graphics space with claims of being able to revolutionize multi-GPU computing. It promised consumers the ability to add any graphics card, unrestricted by model or vendor, to an existing set up and achieve highly efficient load balancing with near linear performance increases. This option presumably provides consumers the flexibility to buy an ATI graphics card, install it next to an NVIDIA model on the same motherboard, and see a boost in graphics rendering performance close to the sum of both individual components. Today we have... Read more...
The latest installment (Part 7) of the Multi-GPU World Tour is on-line today at LegitReviews. This article details the performance of six different ATI and NVIDIA multi-GPU configurations at the low, mid, and high-end of the markets. As you'll see, ATI's low and mid-range offerings don't fare very well against NVIDIA's. However, at the high-end, ATI actually pulled ahead in the majority of the tests. "Now, on to our experiences with the hardware. First and foremost I can't help but be impressed at just how easy to set up and well... Read more...
In part 6 of the Multi-GPU World Tour, the guys over at nV News take a look at some "uncommon" benchmarks. They put the test rigs through several games not commonly used for benchmarking purposes in an attempt to see how they stack up in a variety of real-world situations. The games they used are Morrowind, Brothers in Arms, Neverwinter Nights, Painkiller and Dungeon Siege 2. "One approach to testing graphics card performance is to use in-game benchmarking, which relies the game engine to play back a recorded demo of actual gameplay. As the demo is played back, without sound... Read more...
Neoseeker hosts part five of the Multi-GPU World Tour. They are looking at how multi-GPU platforms perform using a sample of the most popular games being played according to XFire and Gamespy. "Although this article series leans towards a heavy slant of comparing ATI performance versus NVIDIA, our particular portion of the series gives us an opportunity also to remark on the overall value and relevance of Mult-GPU. We're looking at the most popular games being played, and many of these games simply don't stress the GPU enough for a very expensive setup to be of much gain. While other... Read more...
The next installment of the Multi-GPU world tour is on-line today.  The crew at HARDiNFO covers some of the more common benchmarks and applications at four different resolutions on each of the six systems being covered. "This Multi-GPU World Tour is essentially 9 different sites working together to produce the largest and most comprehensive GPU review yet, featuring 6 multi-GPU setups and 60 benchmarks! At HARDiNFO we were assigned to cover the "common benchmarks". What is actually meant by "common benchmarks" you may ask? Well, all the benchmark... Read more...
Bjorn3D takes on part 3 of the multi-site evaluation and analysis project dubbed the "Mult-GPU World Tour 2006".  Penstar Systems and bit-tech kicked it off last week and there are others to follow Bjorn's installment, including opposite sides of the table fan sites, NVNews and Rage3D.  So far, to be quite honest, these articles seem to be more focused on the NVIDIA offerings, with diagrams and charts explaining full feature-set details of nForce SLI chipsets but not as much detail on ATI CrossFire.  Though clearly NVIDIA has a bit more maturity... Read more...
The second part of the Definitive Multi-GPU Roundup is now available. In case you missed our coverage of part one, the Definitive Multi-GPU Roundup is a nine part series that will be written by nine different computer hardware websites in an attempt to comprehensively analyze and compare multi-GPU technology from ATI and NVIDIA. Part two of this ambitious project focuses on the technologies and setups that will be tested in later installments of the series. The heart of the article was devoted to discussing and comparing ATI's CrossFire and NVIDIA's SLI. The article then... Read more...
Josh from Penstar System wrote in to tell us about the first of a series of articles they're launching, in conjunction with nine other web sites, covering current Multi-GPU system setups, architectures and their respective value proposition.  This article looks to have ambitious goals and we're hopeful you all can take away something from the collective effort put forth from these sites.  We've also covered many multi-GPU architectures over the past, on both sides of the fence.  Go here to our Graphics section for starters and our CrossFire and SLI ready Motherboards... Read more...
We've posted a preview of ATi's new CrossFire Multi-GPU platform technology tonight.  Will ATi give NV SLI a run for it's money?   Tonight we show a glimpse of CrossFire here and look to release of the hardware for testing later this month!... Read more...
At this year's E3 show ATi was discretely showing their new multi-GPU rendering technology which until now has been held under wraps of the standard NDA embargos we've come to know and love here in the industry.  Last week we were given a full briefing on the technology by the ATi team and were told sometime in the month of June, product should be available in the retail channel.  However for now, we can give you full details on the features and underlying technology in ATi's new CrossFire products with this pre-launch showcase, which we will follow-up of course, with a full performance... Read more...
Let's take a walk down memory lane, shall we?  Where were you in 1999?  If you were into the technology scene, especially personal computing, most likely you were scampering about like Chicken Little, wondering what you would do when the sky fell at the end of the year, as the clocks ticked over to the year 2000. The Y2K support and compliance industry was in full bloom, as we all thought our computers, mainframes and networks would somehow spontaneously combust due to the fact that our BIOS firmware, operating systems and application software couldn't handle the roll-over into the... Read more...