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post #11 of 24
No I have a M4N82 Deluxe with a 8300 GPU onboard for Hybrid SLI and run SLI GTX275.

I have had it working together as the 8300 for Physx but not SLI with GTX275 and 8300.

It did not give me any performance boost.

Hybrid SLI is designed for low end GPU performance improvement as people have said
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post #12 of 24
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I actually love the motherboard, mainly because it came ready to accept the new 6 core AMD processors so I wouldn't have to worry about flashing, and it supports true dual 16x SLI which is a plus. I really wanted to be able to use that Hybrid SLI though. oh well. Not that big of a deal. Any way for me to test performance with Physx on CPU vs GPU vs mGPU? ...Other than just using FRAPs in numerous games and constantly changing settings??
post #13 of 24
I know with my setup my hybrid sli options disappeared after updating the video drivers to 260.99 I ended up having to drop back down to 197.45 to get it back. My board has the 780a chipset with a 9800 GT video card.
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post #14 of 24
The point of hybrid SLI is to use your onboard graphics chip for easy tasks like desktop usage, and your add-on GPU for 3d/gaming. The idea is your 'real' GPU goes into a really low power state except when you're using it for games and such.

It's a power-saving thing IOW, not a performance thing.

Just so we're all clear thumb.gif
    
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post #15 of 24
To add to my previous post.. it looks like Nvidia has removed Hybrid SLI support from their drivers. So you are not doing anything wrong at all, also after checking my 197.45 drivers there is no support for the GTX 460 anyways so you wouldn't be able to use hybrid sli at all. And since I just purchased a GTX 460 I will be losing this option.
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post #16 of 24
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I guess that makes sense. Still, I'm not sure why Nvidia would decide to remove support for something that people are using. Bad business move in my opinion. I guess Hybrid SLI never really took off though.
post #17 of 24
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Originally Posted by YoungPokeMonster;12280668 
I guess that makes sense. Still, I'm not sure why Nvidia would decide to remove support for something that people are using. Bad business move in my opinion. I guess Hybrid SLI never really took off though.

Yeah I agree.. That option was the one of the main reasons I went with an Nvidia chipset instead of an AMD one.
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post #18 of 24
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Originally Posted by brettjv;12268534 
The point of hybrid SLI is to use your onboard graphics chip for easy tasks like desktop usage, and your add-on GPU for 3d/gaming. The idea is your 'real' GPU goes into a really low power state except when you're using it for games and such.

It's a power-saving thing IOW, not a performance thing.

Just so we're all clear thumb.gif

This. Hybrid SLI is not combining 2 cards for better performance. Hybrid SLI turns your main card off until it is needed. It also only works with the 9000 series cards like the 9800GTX and the 9800GX2 (and maybe 8000 series, not sure). I believe they got rid of it with the 200 series because they allowed more drastic underclocking while idle, which made Hybrid SLI obsolete.

Also, Hybrid SLI actually took a 5-10% performance hit while running 3D apps. That's why it wasn't really used that often.
    
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post #19 of 24
Yeah Hybrid SLI only works with the 84- and 94- series. Even Hybrid Power (which switches off your discrete GPU and uses the onboard) is not supported after the GTX 280.
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Originally Posted by jenesuispasbavard;12283290 
Yeah Hybrid SLI only works with the 84- and 94- series. Even Hybrid Power (which switches off your discrete GPU and uses the onboard) is not supported after the GTX 280.

This is not correct. As Hybrid SLI has been working just fine with my 9800GT and 780a motherboard as long as I wasn't running the 260.99 drivers. Look back at my original posts...
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