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I think the thing youre thinking of is Hydra.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/2591

edit:

Actually here's a better article on Hydra.

http://www.pcper.com/article.php?aid=785
Edited by Shredicus - 4/7/11 at 2:07am
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Hybrid was a technology that became a selling feature as an upgrade option when the Nv chip set (on-board video) mobo's started to become popular. It is possible to SLi with an additional card with the on-board video chip set (ala the hybrid aspect) but the performance in comparison to today's cards (even sub par cards) is massive. Its simply not worth your time to try to do if your running a 2xxGTX card or better, using the on-board for something like PhysX would also come to mind, but that has been shown to also be a waste of time... not enough CUDA, and far to much CPU overhead.

Sadly yesterday's news, has led to confusion today... been there before myself.
 
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Okay, Crimson. So you meant 'mixed SLI' ... but now what is your question?

TTBOMK the only card you could SLi your 8800GT with is another 8800GT, or probably a 9800GT (although a bios flash on one of the cards may be required, not sure). Any SLi board supports 'mixed SLi', but there's very few cards that can be 'mixed' ... they both basically have to have the same GPU (such as 8800GT/9800GT or GTS250/9800GTX).

Then there's boards with the Hydra chipset (MSI Big Bang Fusion is one) that allow 'mixed SLi' with just about any two nV cards ... but the performance is really not on par with 'real' SLi from what I've seen.
My friend is upgradeing her 9800 GT, and givieing it to me for free. I want to run it in SLi with my 8800 GT. Guess i should of been more specific. Thank you everyone.

Pretty much from what i have been reading, i should be fine.
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My friend is upgradeing her 9800 GT, and givieing it to me for free. I want to run it in SLi with my 8800 GT. Guess i should of been more specific. Thank you everyone.

Pretty much from what i have been reading, i should be fine.
it might work. but you need to know the cores are the same. some 8800gt was the g80 core and some the g90 if i remember right. and the 9800 is a g90 core.
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it might work. but you need to know the cores are the same. some 8800gt was the g80 core and some the g90 if i remember right. and the 9800 is a g90 core.
Pretty sure 8800 and 9800GT use 100% identical g92 cores, but ... I could be misremembering.
    
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