NVIDIA launches new Multi-GPU technology
Jun 30, 2004
NVIDIA Corporation has unveiled a revolutionary new technology that enables multiple NVIDIA® GeForce 6 Series or NVIDIA Quadro® graphics cards to operate in a single PC or workstation for a stunning increase in graphics horsepower.
Appearing later this year in PCI Express-based PCs and workstations from the world's top manufacturers, the new NVIDIA SLI technology takes full advantage of the additional bandwidth and features of this new high-bandwidth bus architecture.
"There is a category of NVIDIA users that will always demand even more extreme graphics performance than our industry leading solutions currently provide," said Dan Vivoli, executive vice president of marketing at NVIDIA. "We share their passion for jaw-dropping graphics performance, so we created SLI, an innovative new multi-GPU approach. The result is never-before-seen performance on PCs and workstations."
NVIDIA SLI is a patent-pending hardware and software solution that enables system builders to connect two PCI Express-based NVIDIA GeForce 6 Series or NVIDIA Quadro graphics boards on their PCI Express-compatible motherboards. The technology features an intelligent communication protocol embedded in the GPU and a high-speed digital interface on the graphics board to facilitate data flow. A complete suite of software provides dynamic load balancing, and advanced rendering and compositing to ensure smooth frame rates and outstanding image quality.
Systems based on NVIDIA SLI multi-GPU technology are expected to become available in the second half of 2004 from the world's leading PC and workstation manufacturers.
For more information on NVIDIA's SLI multi-GPU technology, please visit the company's web site at www.nvidia.co.uk.