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#1 Sterling14

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Posted 18 November 2006 - 09:36 PM

Sometimes when I'm really bored I just look up computer parts and I got wondering about SLI. I'm a bit confused on this because I was looking on newegg and they have dual video cards which are just single cards, but then on the NVIDIA site they show pictures of 2 cards. I don't know really I'm just a bit confused on this subject and interested in knowing how it works.

Also maybe I'm just dumb ,but on the NVIDIA site they have like this ladies head moving around which is suppose to show how well the cards work and it looks really nice. The thing I was wondering though is why do I need an expensive card to see this happening it when I'm looking at it right now with my really crappy integrated graphics?
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Posted 19 November 2006 - 01:30 AM

That reminds me of my father-in law watching an ad for a new TV on his TV in the lounge, and declaring that the picture on the new one was so much better than his??????? (True - cross my heart)

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Posted 19 November 2006 - 03:59 AM

SLI is where you have two graphic cards connected in the same computer and have them share the burden of rendering 3D. Those double graphics cards you saw at newegg wasn't it. You can take two of those as well and run them in SLI.

The lady you saw on nVIDIA's site was a video clip, same as what you got on youtube. Somebody has recorded the 3D rendering of her and made a video clip of it for the site.
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Posted 19 November 2006 - 08:32 AM

SLI is nVidia's way of letting 2 video cards run together - Crossfire is what ATI uses to achieve the same thing. But there's even more in the works!

FWIW - I don't need all that extra video stuff, so I'll stick with a mid-range card that can support all the latest stuff without having to run it in "super extreme" modes.
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Posted 19 November 2006 - 10:48 AM

Oh I get it now thanks everyone!
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