Locke blog header photo
Locke's c-blog
Posts 0Blogs 23Following 0Followers 4



Maybe News to You! The Possibility of Video Awesomeness!



In short this means that different types of cards from different manufacturers and different calss of cards can be used flawlessly.

For those that are confused; some edumication:

Right now there are two two companies who make the chips and design the ICB (integrated circuit board). NVIDIA and ATI.

NVIDIA makes the GForce and ATI make the Radeon. Which one is better is a long debate. To get better graphics you need a better video card OR you can take and place multiple video cards together. The problem lies in the rules for using multiple video cards. There can be issues, including drivers and in the case of NVIDIA, you must have two identical video cards.

What this means:

This allow for the following things:
1. It can allow for high end cards to be placed together to make extreme end graphics.
2. It can allow for multiple displays to be run independently thus offloading CPU stress.
3. It can allow for multiple cheap cards to be combined into one decent card, or to take advantage of what each card does well.
4. It can allow to keep and use your older video card, while still upgrading into something new but less expensive.

Who cares about this?

Well pretty much everyone. This could dramatically increase the graphics capabilities of a console without significantly increasing cost, and allows for those working on extreme high end CAD systems to gain more juice for business. It's also a PC gamers upgrading dream, by always being able to use all the cards they own to get better graphics, it allows for much better, targeted, and cost effective scalability.

And that might just be news to you.
Login to vote this up!





Please login (or) make a quick account (free)
to view and post comments.

 Login with Twitter

 Login with Dtoid

Three day old threads are only visible to verified humans - this helps our small community management team stay on top of spam

Sorry for the extra step!


About Lockeone of us since 11:35 PM on 10.20.2009

I am a PC gamer. I have a water cool completely custom case that I hand crafted from raw materials and PC DIY parts. The case is one of the smallest 3 120mm radiator cases that exists. I have a modest computer inside. The non-water cooling parts cost about $650 dollars and I upgrade the system about every 3 years and the video card about every 2 years.

I have been gaming all my life. I started with simple LCD portable games and we eventually got an Atari which I played the dickens out of. NES was too played until my fingers had blisters. I bought a PC in 1988 and have not looked back since (well except to play karaoke with my ex-wife). Games like Civilization, Battle of Britain, Ultima IV, Leisure Suit Larry, and Wing Commander took my heart.

Sytems I have owned:
Atari 2600
Atari 7200
Nintendo NES

I am also an avid technical scuba diver and have logged dives at 170' deep. I play paintball, softball, football, and all sorts of table tops games that include DnD and Axis and Allies. I am also in the process of writing my own table top RPG and have spent three years working on it. I have a woodworking shop and can make furniture, picture frames and the like.

I have a degree in Industrial Design. This makes me a designer of products, architectural way finding, POP displays, and user interfaces. I have also taught design at the college level.
Steam ID:locke913


Around the Community