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Ivy Bridge Hybrid Crossfire?

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May 9, 2012 8:10:18 PM

Hey everyone,
A while ago I read an article that mentioned something they called "hybrid" crossfire/sli.

Now I don't know if this is a common or all generally accepted term for this but they described the process of using a dedicated graphics processor (dGPU) and integrated graphics processor* (iGPU) in crossfire/sli.
* Note that this is different from Lucid's Virtu MVP as that uses a combination of command optimization and unused CPU cycles (this last bit would be different then an iGPU, no?)

More or less I am asking if this is actually a technology or if I am misreading something somewhere, and if it is, has it been tested on Ivy Bridge? I would imagine that the IB iGPU could actually be useful for "hybrid" xfire/sli with low/mid-range dGPUs, but probably would only cause a bottleneck with high end dGPUs.

- Dan

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a c 133 U Graphics card
May 9, 2012 8:23:06 PM

Hybrid Crossfire and Hybrid SLI only work when the chipset has an AMD or NVidia integrated GPU. Since Ivy Bridge has an Intel GPU it will not work
May 10, 2012 11:52:25 AM

Best answer selected by boodahz.