Let the dual GPU'S of macbook pro 15" work together?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by TwiisT, Aug 27, 2009.

  1. TwiisT macrumors newbie

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    Hi, im running Vista on my macbook pro 15"
    And it has a 9400M videocard, and a 9600M.

    When gaming, it only uses the 9600M. Is there a way to let the 9400M and the 9600M run at the same time?

    Thx in advance!!!,,

    TwiisT
     
  2. phixiuz macrumors regular

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  3. Chrysaor macrumors 6502

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    Apple hardware doesn't support Hybrid SLI, so its not possible.
     
  4. InteriorDEV macrumors member

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  5. TwiisT thread starter macrumors newbie

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  6. maflynn Moderator

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    I'm not completely sold that this is a software only issue because if it was, I would have expected someone to be able to enable this in windows (via bootcamp) or hack it to work within OSX.
     
  7. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

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    Nvidia's site doesn't list the 9400M nor the 9600M GT among the cards that support GeForce Boost technology. I'm inclined to believe the support isn't in the hardware.
     
  8. J the Ninja macrumors 68000

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    Do you know what happens when you SLI non-like cards? Clearly not. I suggest you go find out, and have a look at the difference in specs between the 9400 and 9600. There would be NO POINT to doing this, it would get you less performance, not more. As result, the Nvidia hardware does not support it, nor will it ever.
     

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