New Info on ATI's Multi VPU Rendering
Subject: Graphics Cards | March 24, 2005 - 03:27 PM | Ryan Shrout
Not a whole lot new here, and you never know if its going to be accurate when the products launch, but Fudo at The Inquirer is telling us about some news he heard on ATI's answer to SLI. Apparantly it will use a method called "Super Tiling" that breaks up the screens into squares like a chess board and that each card will be connected to the monitor via the DVI port. We'll see how this pans out.
One graphic card will act as a master while the second one will act as a slave and both card will be connected to an interface and than to the display. The interface or interconnect device is supposed to be plugged into both cards' DVI ports. This approach should be very good for load balancing and at least in theory could mean that a picture can be rendered twice as fast. I would be very sceptical about actual performance as this is theoretical.