Thresh's Firingsquad heeft een hands-on preview van de SLI-technologie van Metabyte waarmee ze zo'n beetje alle videochips in een soort SLI configuratie gezet kunnen worden. Hier even een stukje :
The setup Metabyte had for us was demonstrating proof of concept, or in less pretentious talk, "this thing is real and it exists now." The setup was a Pentium II 400 with two modified 3DFX Banshee cards, pimpin' the Stepsister technology. Before we got on with the demo, we had a few questions about the technology that our hosts were more than happy to answer.
Kenn: First, the term "SLI" is technically a misnomer. "Scan Line Interleave," is the technology used for 3DFX's current Voodoo2 3D-only chipset. With true SLI, one card renders all of the even horizontal scan lines, while the second card draws all of the odd scan lines. As you can imagine, this leads to an even load distribution between the two cards, and theoretically doubles the fill rate and triangle rate.
However, before everyone goes around half-cocked about double the performance, remember that any kind of "SLI" will share many of the characteristics of a standard Voodoo 2 setup. You'll definitely see a big jump in performance, but depending on where your bottlenecks are, you may or may not see close to two times the performance.
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