Crossfire and SLI got you down? Try SDGE!
Subject: Graphics Cards | October 18, 2005 - 05:33 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
CoolTechZone looks at ECS's SDGE, their answer to ATI and nVidia. It is incredibly adaptable, running
mixes like PCIe x16 + PCIe x4, PCIe x8 + PCIe x8, PCIe x16 + PCIe x16. Also, in the future more combos may be included, like PCIe x16 + AGP Express, AGP 8x + PCIe Express, Integrated Graphics + AGP Express and Integrated Graphics + PCIe Graphics..
"While the hybrid motherboard concept is all well and good, ECS is back with another technology
that's worth analyzing. Welcome ECS' SDGE, or Scalable Dual Graphics Engines, technology. The
basic concept behind SDGE is to combine the functionalities of NVIDIA's SLI and ATI's Crossfire
technologies to come up with an in-between solution. Though it's tough to prove without actually
testing the technology, but you would logically expect something like this to also have more
complications than any of us would like, but let's go through SDGE and see where it stands as
opposed to SLI and Crossfire."
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