Arrays graphic cards In 2015-kissing-2016 are no longer a dirty word or domain of the rich. Game mismatches, microstating, card imbalances and other troublesome problems are already behind us, for the most part, and many users buy their video card twice and get an improvement Performence Which is related to 100%.
After all, with the graphics card arrays, the condition was and remains the same: Want more than one video card in SLI or CrossFire mode? It must be completely the same card (except for cases where the core is the same). The ability to mix cards from different models, or more than that, from different companies, remained a wet dream, despite attempts to break through the aforementioned flaw, such as the Israeli LucidLogix company with Hydra chip its.
But when Microsoft announced DirectX 12 it dropped a bomb: 12 will allow us to mix video cards of any type and series, whether it comes from a notebook NVIDIA Or notebook AMD. After attempts to allow this, this knowledge is taken with limited liability, especially when one considers the ability of the drivers of the various companies to function together. However, the next experiment dispels skepticism and shows that finally, it is quite possible. But there's a Couch.
If you want to use a pair of non-identical video cards, not only will they have to be fully supportedDirectX 12, except you can get the above advantage in supporting games DirectX 12 only. Also, the percentage of performance improvement is only 50%, far from that concept in the array SLI Or CrossFire.
Also, it is apparent that the power of the main video card has a direct impact on performance, so the main video card is more powerful than the subnet it provides Performence Higher than the opposite.
Despite all this, it must be taken into account that this technology is in its infancy, and the drivers of the various companies are not even programmed to work together. We'll probably see below how companies are dealing with the idea in their device managers. What is certain, this is an impressive beginning of a breakthrough on this subject.
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