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Hybrid SLI technology allows the user to add additional graphics cards for even more graphics horsepower, for use when playing graphics-intensive applications like video games. With a second graphics card, the GeForce Boost feature of Hybrid SLI technology increases overall graphics performance up to 80 per cent on today’s visually intensive applications and home entertainment.
Designed for PC enthusiasts and hard-core gamers, the HybridPower feature completely powers down the discrete graphics cards and switches graphics processing to the motherboard GPU in applications where major 3D horsepower is not required, such as e-mail and Web surfing.
http://www.tradearabia.com/news/IT_143069.html
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So they basically ripped off AMDs hybrid crossfire? Lame.
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So they basically ripped off AMDs hybrid crossfire? Lame.

They all rip-off each other. They have to counter their rivals with competing technologies. Nvidia came out with SLI, ATI came out with Crossfire, etc.
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So they basically ripped off AMDs hybrid crossfire? Lame.
Seems that way..however as stated everyone steals eachothers ideas now anyway
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So they basically ripped off AMDs hybrid crossfire? Lame.
Does hybrid Crossfire shut down unused GPUs?
    
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I can't wait for this to come out. PS, there is more to this setup then just powering down the discrete GPUs. The onboard GPU will now act as a smart router, allowing for more efficient SLI performance (supposedly)
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Does hybrid Crossfire shut down unused GPUs?
Yes... Hybird Xfire does everything this "hybrid SLI" does.

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I can't wait for this to come out. PS, there is more to this setup then just powering down the discrete GPUs. The onboard GPU will now act as a smart router, allowing for more efficient SLI performance (supposedly)
Smart router? What a load of marketing bs lol.. Ah well, let Nvidia fancy words up as they will..
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Does hybrid Crossfire shut down unused GPUs?
No. ATI said they can implement this feature in the future but at this point it does not.
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Does hybrid Crossfire shut down unused GPUs?

No. It just switches back and forth. However, I would imagine that shutting off the GPU or IGP completely would be a worse solution, due to all the extra resources (and energy) needed to start it up again.
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They all rip-off each other. They have to counter their rivals with competing technologies. Nvidia came out with SLI, ATI came out with Crossfire, etc.
Correction: 3DFX came out with SLi, and nVidia bought 3DFX
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