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Quad SLI for DIYers

NVIDIA has officially released its WHQL certified ForceWare 91.45 drivers for Quad SLI technology. The drivers were previously available in beta form on NVIDIA’s nZone site. The new drivers are placed under a new Quad SLI section instead of the usual GeForce and TNT2 driver section. Interestingly enough the latest ForceWare 91.45 only supports GeForce 7950GX2 graphics cards. Users with 7900GX2 graphics cards will have to wait for drivers from respective system builders such as Alienware, Dell, Velocity and other manufacturers of early Quad SLI systems.

The release highlights include:
  • Adds support for Quad NVIDIA SLI™ Technology on GeForce 7950 GX2 GPUs. For more information on Quad NVIDIA SLI, please visit this website.
  • Includes the new NVIDIA Control Panel. Please visit the NVIDIA Control Panel website for more information.
  • New NVIDIA PureVideo features and enhancements. Please visit the NVIDIA PureVideo website for more information on PureVideo technology and system requirements.
  • Adds noise reduction post processing
  • Adds image sharpening post processing
  • Improved Inverse telecine algorithm
  • Improved de-interlacing algorithm
  • Improved compatibility with third party MPEG-2 decoders
  • Microsoft® DirectX® 9.0c and OpenGL® 2.0 support
Users with two GeForce 7950GX2 graphics cards can grab the drivers from NVIDIA’s website.


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RE: Is it better?
By rushfan2006 on 8/9/2006 2:19:15 PM , Rating: 4
quote:
maybe I'm giving the "enthusiast" too much credit.


No I agree..this is a waste for now. As far as giving the enthusiast too much credit, I find that an odd statement. As the very definition (at least in my mind) of enthusiast implies near anal adherence to detail of whatever it is you are an enthusiast about....enthusiasts to a particular singer -- they generally could write a book him or her, enthusiasts to cars -- they can probably build a 9 sec street rod in a week...lol....etc. etc...

Point is the enthusiasts generally know FAR MORE detailed information on their rigs and the hardware they are putting into them than the average pc user or just casual gamer does.


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