Product: Nvidia HybridPower™
Company: nVIDIA
Authour: ChrisRay
Editor: Charles 'Lupine' Oliver
Date: May 15th, 2008
Conclusion

We probably weren't alone in our first impressions of an SLI setup. Our first thought was "Wow! This is amazing performance", followed quickly by "Is it getting a little warm in here?". From this enthusiast point of view Hybrid SLI has been a long time coming. Anything to lower overall power and heat output is a blessing to the enthusiast. During long hot summers you'll be thankful that you can turn off your discreet GPUs.

Pros

  • Easily Toggled on and Off
  • Much lower power utilization in Hybrid Power mode
  • Strong Desktop IGP performance at low power cost
  • Minimal performance loss for running Hybrid SLI

Cons

  • No Intel Support yet. Coming at a later date
  • Requires 256 megs of system memory to operate
  • Only 9800GTX and 9800GX2 Support. However future High End GPUs from Nvidia should support Hybrid Power
  • Limited to 1920x1200 resolution. Nvidia claims future boards should support dual link DVI
  • No Support for Windows XP

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