Game capable Hybrid SLI question Tags: New Build SLI Gigabyte Nvidia Systems Last response: April 2, 2009 4:25 AM in Systems Share Warwick_Knight February 19, 2009 7:42:31 PM I am building an "all purpose" home theatre PC on a budget. Mobo: GIGABYTE GA-E7AUM-DS2H LGA 775 NVIDIA GeForce 9400 HDMI Micro ATX Intel Motherboard Core 2 DUO FSB 1333/1066MHz there is a Twin discrete Video card available for 70 bucks GIGABYTE GV-N94TOC-1GH GeForce 9400 GT 1GB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 SLI Supported Video Card is it worthwhile to add a PCI Express 2.0 x16 graphics accelerator using the Nvidia Hybrid SLI feature of the motherboard? Does it work well? would a card with the same Nvidia Chipset as the mobo work best, or should I go for a higher-end card like a GIGABYTE GV-N98TOC-1GH GeForce 9800 GT? I am not willing to spend the bucks needed for a 200 series Nvidia card. More about : game capable hybrid sli question | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove evongugg February 26, 2009 11:32:15 AM Go with a better card. Hybrid SLI is not worth it IMHO. | Report abuse jamesgw001 April 2, 2009 1:59:20 AM Add a card. You are likely to experience artifacts, frame skipping/jumping... with the onboard graphics. A lot of good options for $100-120 from both Nvidia and ATI that will give superior BluRay/HD playback. | Report abuse Outlander_04 April 2, 2009 4:25:16 AM its a bad idea to use a 3D gaming gfx card in a computer used for home theater .Theyre noisy , generally too hot for htpc cases and use more power . Build your system and see if play back is as smooth as you hope . If not then add a gfx card. A very cheap passively cooled gfx card | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Systems>Game capable Hybrid SLI question> Related ressources: ForumACER ASPIRE X3200/GEFORCE 8400GS/ HYBRID SLI ? ForumPrepare for the Hybrid PhysX ForumFirst Build, hybrid HTPC / Medium duty gaming; $500-$750 Forumhybrid sli capable motherboard, Worthy?? ForumHybrid Crossfire Questions ForumQuestion About Hybrid SLI ForumAbout hybrid SLI or Crossfire ForumSub $100 gaming MOBO SLI and Over-Clocking Capable ForumHybrid SLI ForumHybrid Crossfire 780G w/ 3870? ForumGraphics cards, hybrid SLI and some other stuff I'm curious about ForumHybrid SLi for Dedicated Physx ForumNForce 730i mobo, Nvidia or ATI? Hybrid SLI ForumRadeon HD 7970 + GTX 660ti Hybrid PhysX? ForumQuestion on ATI crossfire hybrid ForumSLI-capable ? ForumSLI / CrossFire FAQs ForumGaming Build: Budget $2,300 ForumOld system question... ForumA question on system life More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !