Nvidia has announced the launch of the industry’s first hybrid technology for PC platforms, the Hybrid SLI.
The new technology is designed to increase graphical performance, reduce power consumption and will appear in a variety of products that the company is rolling out for AMD and Intel desktops and notebooks. These products include the upcoming Nvidia nForce 780a, nForce 750a, nForce 730a and the new GeForce 8200, which is the "first micro-ATX motherboard solution".
“From the introduction of programmable GPUs to the rapid adoption of our multi-GPU SLI technology, Nvidia has repeatedly pioneered and innovated to solve difficult problems for the industry. We believe Hybrid SLI technology is one of the most important innovations we’ve come up with to date,” said Jen-Hsun Huang, CEO of Nvidia. “Hybrid SLI delivers new multi-GPU technology to a large segment of the PC market, delivering consumers a level of PC graphics performance and power efficiency never before seen.”
The Hybrid SLI includes GeForce Boost, which combines the processing power of the motherboard and the graphics card, and HybridPower, which allows the PC to switch between single and multiple GPUs.