Please report all spam threads, posts and suspicious members. We receive spam notifications and will take immediate action!
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 14

Thread: Radeon SLI compliant




  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    California
    Posts
    110

    Default Radeon SLI compliant

    I've noticed there aren't any video cards by radeon that take advantage of the new Scalable Link Interface, which allows you to use two video cards. Is Radeon going to come out with a card that has this ability?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    1,525

    Default Re: Radeon SLI compliant

    Now what was your rumour or speculation again?

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    Brisbane, Australia
    Posts
    4,308

    Default Re: Radeon SLI compliant

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobby74213
    I've noticed there aren't any video cards by radeon that take advantage of the new Scalable Link Interface, which allows you to use two video cards. Is Radeon going to come out with a card that has this ability?
    Expect an SLI-like solution from ATI in the next few months
    Cameron "Mr.Tweak" Wilmot
    Managing Director
    Tweak Town Pty Ltd

  4. #4

    Default Re: Radeon SLI compliant

    i just recieved an email from a guy i know who owns a comp store that caters to the gamer and i asked him about Radeon cards and SLI and he told me that they are supposed to support it but SLI is a Nvidia technology and they run into nothing but troubles so they use only nvidia cards for their SLI rigs. their website is www.rpccomputersonline.com they are a very small store and only have a handfull of employees but are very knowledgeable and wont try to sell you something you don't want. they would rather see a satisfied customer then make a couple extra $$ profit. that is the only place that i go for service unless i attempt it myself.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    Brisbane, Australia
    Posts
    4,308

    Default Re: Radeon SLI compliant

    They are wrong.

    Radeon cards do not support SLI at the moment, if they did they would have the SLI connection on the cards

    ATI's version of SLI will be called AMR (ATI Multi Render) anyway
    Cameron "Mr.Tweak" Wilmot
    Managing Director
    Tweak Town Pty Ltd

  6. #6

    Default Re: Radeon SLI compliant

    sorry about that. that was a misunderstanding on my part then.

  7. #7

    Default Re: Radeon SLI compliant

    one rumor that i heard was that radeon is working on an SLI type setup. the main difference that i heard what that with Nvidias SLI each card renders opposite horizontal lines of pixels however with ATI's version each card will render every other frame. i think thats a good approach but waiting to see bench marks before im sold. but i do think that would be a little simpler way for the vid cards to work. cause then in my opinion i think the cards could get away with a slower core clock and get the same frame rates as Nvidia cause the card gets a little longer to process the info before it actually has to throw it at the monitor but like i said its only a rumor and i don't remember where i heard it.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    California
    Posts
    110

    Default Re: Radeon SLI compliant

    I've been looking up a lot of information on this subject and have found a lot, but they all say the same thing. Here's a good example: http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=20457 . I guess it's supposed to be released sometime in ATI's second quarter, which I think starts in April. Not sure about that, though.

    Either way I'm going to wait until it comes out before I buy a graphic(s) card and motherboard. I've always liked ATI better than Nvidia.
    Last edited by Bobby74213; 03-01-2005 at 01:58 AM.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    1

    Default Re: Radeon SLI compliant

    The SLI is originaly a GIGABYTE patent, and not nvidia's.
    I've emailed GIGABYTE about this matter as I want to use the SLI only with a RADEON V.card, and they replied that they're working on this and it'll be available in a few months.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Minnesota, United States
    Posts
    4,543

    Default Re: Radeon SLI compliant

    Quote Originally Posted by omerk76
    The SLI is originaly a GIGABYTE patent, and not nvidia's.
    I've emailed GIGABYTE about this matter as I want to use the SLI only with a RADEON V.card, and they replied that they're working on this and it'll be available in a few months.
    SLI was a 3DFX patent, and now nVidia owns 3DFX. Gigabyte has little to do with it; it just manufactures cards using the pre-built VPUs from ATI and nVidia. In any case, there is no and most likely never will be SLI for any ATI card, because nVidia owns the patent. AMR is a similar solution (quite possibly a much better one, too), but it is not SLI.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •