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#1 2006-08-17 09:14:01

synthead
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Alienware's SLi?

I'm looking to get a new laptop in the next couple of months, and I came by Alienware ... quite a kick in the pants for graphics!  Anyway, the SLi thing sounds like it's kinda flakey as far as how Linux would handle it ... how well would Arch support SLi?


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#2 2006-08-17 10:54:00

postlogic
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Re: Alienware's SLi?

synthead wrote:

I'm looking to get a new laptop in the next couple of months, and I came by Alienware ... quite a kick in the pants for graphics!  Anyway, the SLi thing sounds like it's kinda flakey as far as how Linux would handle it ... how well would Arch support SLi?

Well, the last I heard, was that Arch is still Linux. So I guess it sounds like the SLi thing sounds like it's kinda flakey as far as how Linux would handle it ;-)

But yeah. It should work if it works in general for Linux.

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#3 2006-08-17 13:47:32

Gullible Jones
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Re: Alienware's SLi?

I thought the current nVidia drivers supported it?

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#4 2006-08-17 19:56:45

synthead
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Re: Alienware's SLi?

Oh I know, I was kinda referring to Arch and Linux as one thing.  If the nvidia drivers support it then sweet, I want SLi!


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#5 2006-08-17 20:03:04

Gullible Jones
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Re: Alienware's SLi?

I'm not really sure though... I think I remember hearing it somewhere around here, but don't take my word for it.

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#6 2006-08-28 17:51:38

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Re: Alienware's SLi?

I'm pretty sure I saw in the changelog a while ago it mentioned SLI support, but from what I gather is kinda preliminary support rather than wonderous full featured support.


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#7 2006-08-28 19:44:27

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Re: Alienware's SLi?

I think it's supported on certain chipsets with a group of nvidia graphics processors. You should looks at the nvidia user forums (link on driver site) and see if anyone is using SLi to it's full potential yet on linux.

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