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a b U Graphics card
September 8, 2011 12:50:48 AM

im 99% sure that you can not do it but maybe im wrong. so can you sli a nvidia mobile gpu with intel hd 3000 integrated graphics? if so how and if not why not.
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a c 130 å Intel
September 8, 2011 1:27:24 AM

You want to do SLI on a laptop ? Wuth an intergrated craphics chip ? First of all you need a graphics card to do SLI and second there is no way for you to add an intergrated chip to a motherboard be it laptop or desk top PC. Key word here being " intergrated " .
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a b U Graphics card
September 8, 2011 1:36:38 AM

inzone said:
You want to do SLI on a laptop ? Wuth an intergrated craphics chip ? First of all you need a graphics card to do SLI and second there is no way for you to add an intergrated chip to a motherboard be it laptop or desk top PC. Key word here being " intergrated " .


what are you talking about? im not sure what you mean but i have a dedicated nvidia card with integrated hd 3000 graphics on my cpu. i know that AMD's can do it with their integrated gpus and a dedicated card but wanted to know if there was a work around for intels integrated cards.
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September 8, 2011 1:42:56 AM

Ok , in order to do SLI you have to physicaly connect the two cards and this is usually done with an SLI bridge , like I said in my previous post the key word is intergrated , you cannot physically connect the two cards. This is what I am talking about ; http://www.evga.com/products/moreInfo.asp?pn=401-MB-001... - Hardware&sw=4.
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September 8, 2011 1:46:59 AM

SLI only works with the same GPU, ie if you have a GTX 580 you need another GTX 580 in order to enable SLI.

AMD cards are a bit more lenient, here you only need the cards to be within the same series, ie Radeon 58xx, to use CrossFireX

NVIDIA had a hybrid SLI version, but that did not last long.
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a b U Graphics card
September 8, 2011 1:56:44 AM

do you know about the new AMD apu's and how they can crossfire with the dedicated gpu? that is what i am talking about. i dont think you guys know what i am talking about as you keep referencing desktop parts. this is a laptop and hd 3000 graphics are not too bad if you could sli them with my nvidia card. and maybe have it render every 3rd frame like how amd does it.
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a b U Graphics card
September 8, 2011 2:16:24 AM

This is what the OP is talking about
http://www.nvidia.com/object/hybrid_sli.html

with an Nvidia IGP and a Nvidia discrete you can "hybrid sli"
them together

as far as I know it is not possible to do with an Intel IGP
look at this
http://news.cnet.com/8301-10784_3-9735817-7.html

also this
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/247341-28-hybrid-inte...

it will work with Intel CPUs with Nvidia IGP
but not Intel IGP

sorry

Good question though
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a c 171 U Graphics card
September 8, 2011 2:59:18 AM

even if it could work, it would be pointless, the hd3000 is so slow it would hold the other card back big time and make things slower.
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a b U Graphics card
September 8, 2011 3:14:30 AM

iam2thecrowe said:
even if it could work, it would be pointless, the hd3000 is so slow it would hold the other card back big time and make things slower.


from what i understand the way AMD has it is that they dont produce every other frame its more like every third or forth frame so if that is how it would work it would not slow the process down but that is of course how they do it and if that would work. but hd 3000 isnt terrible like you say. it can play crysis 2 at 15 fps which to me isnt that bad for what the intel igp's used to be.
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September 8, 2011 5:55:15 AM

cbrunnem said:
from what i understand the way AMD has it is that they dont produce every other frame its more like every third or forth frame so if that is how it would work it would not slow the process down but that is of course how they do it and if that would work. but hd 3000 isnt terrible like you say. it can play crysis 2 at 15 fps which to me isnt that bad for what the intel igp's used to be.

15 FPS is virtually unplayable, especially since actual FPS will drop well below that at times. 30 is absolute minimum for FPS playability.
cbrunnem said:
do you know about the new AMD APU's and how they can crossfire with the dedicated gpu? that is what i am talking about. i dont think you guys know what i am talking about as you keep referencing desktop parts. this is a laptop and hd 3000 graphics are not too bad if you could sli them with my nvidia card. and maybe have it render every 3rd frame like how amd does it.
AMD's system works because AMD makes BOTH the APU and the discrete GPU, and has designed them specifically to work with one another. And they do have to be performance-matched to an extent (2:1 discrete:APU performance ratio, otherwise there's no real benefit and it ends up causing more severe and annoying screen stuttering). Intel and Nvidia have not done this for Intel graphics and Nvidia GPUs. Also, prior to AMD's A-series APUs, all notable attempts at linking different-tiered graphics cards were pretty much failures.

The reason people thought you were talking about desktop parts was because it sounded like you were intending to add a discrete Nvidia GPU to an existing integrated Intel desktop setup - something you just cannot do to a laptop. By the sounds of it, though, what you have is an Intel-powered laptop that has the Nvidia GPU already built in from the factory. Laptop hardware is locked down hard, as is pretty much anything else you'd get from a system builder like Dell. You can swap some bits and pieces out, but you can't do much to change the way they function overall.

So is it possible to hybrid-link the absolutely horrid Intel HD3000 graphics to a discrete Nvidia card? Given enough time and funding, a large team of professional R&D specialists could probably work something out. Is there an existing workaround? Nope. It's like trying to do a three-legged race with a deaf and blind paraplegic. There's just no real way for the two to communicate and work together.
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September 9, 2011 3:39:41 PM

http://www.notebookcheck.net/Nvidia-Optimus-Review.2546...

Read that. Actually using Intel Integrated HD and a Dedicated GPU TOGETHER is impossible at this stage and pointless in the future.

BUT there is an SLI-like technology that combines a motherboards chipset, Z68 specifically, with the HD Intel graphics.

This is actually worth using...
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a b U Graphics card
September 9, 2011 4:34:56 PM

Best answer selected by cbrunnem.
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a b U Graphics card
September 10, 2011 3:52:44 AM

Thank you for selecting me as Best Answer
It is nice seeing somebody with a "modder" mentality :) 
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