Just Windows, when you boot back into OSX the cards function as 2 separate cards as they would normally do.ezekielrage_99 said:Does the SLI just only work with Windows or does Mac OSX supports this as well?
In SLI configuration, I believe nVidia's cards only use 8 lanes each.Mr. Mister said:Very interesting but it's a shame there isn't slotspeed configuration where there are two 16x's and the rest are something really low, the highest you can get two slots to go right now is 8x.
I don't know about that because I am not sure that crossfire has chipset independent driversMovieCutter said:Kick ass. I wonder if this would work with two PC GPUs? Dual x1950's here I come!!!
I don't think that there are enough PCI-e lanes for quad SLi on the macpro chipset... well not 4X8 anyways...aiongiant said:i wonder if a quad sli system will work
It's a little more complicated than that. AnandTech has an explanation of SLI here. The second paragraph states:godbout said:No if you have a Nvidia chipset that supports SLi then you can have 2 16x lanes that will be used for the two graphics cards.
The takeaway message I believe is:NVIDIA’s first task in assuring that the load distributed to both GPUs would be balanced and symmetrical was to equip their nForce4 SLI chipset with identical width PCI Express graphics slots. By default, PCI Express graphics cards use a x16 slot, which features 16 PCI Express lanes offering 8GB/s of total bandwidth. Instead of outfitting their chipsets with 16 more PCI Express lanes, NVIDIA simply allows the number of lanes to be reconfigurable to either a single x16 slot or two x8 slots, with the use of a little card on the motherboard itself. The physical slots themselves are both x16 slots, but electrically they can be configured to be two x8 slots. This won’t cause any compatibility issues with x16 cards, as they will just use fewer lanes for data transfers, and the real world performance impact is negligible in games, which is what NVIDIA is counting on.
One third of the year is still left; looks like you may be improving your batting average!CyberPrey said:I'm only right about 1 or 2 times a year
Thats a reasonable question. What does a X1900 or even a 7900GT or GTX (non-SLI) score in 3D Mark '06?ksz said:One third of the year is still left; looks like you may be improving your batting average!
I wasn't expecting SLI to work at all, so the fact that it actually does and that it is supported by these el cheapo 7300GTs is something to get excited about. Do two 7300GTs equal one X1900XT? Or at least come close?
No, but you get two things instead:ksz said:Do two 7300GTs equal one X1900XT? Or at least come close?