hybrid sli ?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by magallanes, Oct 15, 2008.

  1. magallanes macrumors regular

    Jul 12, 2008
    South of Jurassic Park
  2. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    It's already been asked and no it's not hybrid SLI. It's either one or the other; hybrid SLI requires the GPU and the integrated GPU to be the same model. (Well at least that's what NVIDIA told me).
  3. magallanes thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 12, 2008
    South of Jurassic Park
    i thought the same but i can read that hybrid SLI works with a discreet igp and a gpu.

    The question is if nvidia will launch a drivers for osx (or for windows) supporting this feature. And how "oven" can become a notebook running both gpu and igp.
  4. MatthewAMEL macrumors 6502


    Oct 23, 2007
    Orlando, FL
    The MBP does not support HybridSLI.

    Taken from http://www.nvidia.com/object/hybrid_sli_notebook_tech_overview.html

    Hybrid SLI Requirements
    Hybrid SLI is only supported on the Windows Vista operating system.
    Hybrid SLI is only supported with at least 256 MB dedicated memory for the
    All displays must be attached to the mGPU for seamless mode switching.
    Hybrid SLI is only supported on OEM notebooks with specially developed software released for specific notebook configurations. Loading generic drivers
    on a Hybrid SLI notebook will cause hybrid features to disappear.

    This indicates that HybridSLI will not be supported on the hardware in OS X or in Vista (under Boot Camp).

    I cannot imagine Apple would develop a feature that could only be used when booted into Windows.

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