ATI Multi-GPU Technology and More from CeBit
Subject: Graphics Cards | March 13, 2005 - 03:10 AM | Ryan Shrout
With still more CeBit coverage, Hexus has visited the Asus booth and found more than a few interesting tid bits for you all to read about. The most note worthy is a spotting of the ATI MVP technology for dual GPUs in a single system. They also have the dual 6800 Ultra and 6600 GT cards pictured, the Intel 955 motherboard and a Pentium M board on display as well.
MVP supports split frame rendering using supertiling, where the screen is split up into tiled areas with each tile processed on a GPU, using any GPUs that support supertiling. That's anything from R300 up, but it's likely to be limited to R4xx GPUs. You can use X700 and X800, X800 XL and X850 XT PE, or any other mix that you can think of. There's the potential to increase anti-aliasing IQ using supertiling (multipassing the tiles through a GPU) and MVP.