Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Difference between SLI and hybrid SLI.

  1. #1
    Registered+
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    49
    Thanks
    6
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    • calidar's system
      • Motherboard:
      • GIGABYTE Z77X-D3H
      • CPU:
      • Intel® Core™ i5-3570K @4.6Ghz
      • Memory:
      • 16GB Corsair DDR3 Vengeance
      • Storage:
      • 1TB Western Digital SATA3 + 120GB PNY SSD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 2X GTX 670 @ 1100MHz
      • PSU:
      • 850W Corsair HX850w
      • Case:
      • Corsair Carbide 500R
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7
      • Monitor(s):
      • 2X 24'' ASUS 1920x1080

    Difference between SLI and hybrid SLI.

    Hoping someone can help me out with the difference between SLI and hybrid SLI. I recently noticed my motherboard, a GA-Z77X-D3H supports SLI however it does not support hybrid SLI.

    I understand that SLI is running two GPUs in parallel, but am essentially clueless to anything else.

    Thanks.

  2. #2
    Banhammer in peace PeterB kalniel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    29,238
    Thanks
    1,529
    Thanked
    2,946 times in 2,387 posts
    • kalniel's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte X58A UD3R rev 2
      • CPU:
      • Intel Xeon X5680
      • Memory:
      • 12gb DDR3 2000
      • Graphics card(s):
      • nVidia GTX 1060 6GB
      • PSU:
      • Seasonic 600W
      • Case:
      • Cooler Master HAF 912
      • Operating System:
      • Win 10 Pro x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell U2311H
      • Internet:
      • O2 8mbps

    Re: Difference between SLI and hybrid SLI.

    Hybrid SLI is when you pair a discrete GPU with an onboard GPU.

    SLI is when you pair two discrete GPUs.

  3. #3
    Registered+
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    49
    Thanks
    6
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    • calidar's system
      • Motherboard:
      • GIGABYTE Z77X-D3H
      • CPU:
      • Intel® Core™ i5-3570K @4.6Ghz
      • Memory:
      • 16GB Corsair DDR3 Vengeance
      • Storage:
      • 1TB Western Digital SATA3 + 120GB PNY SSD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 2X GTX 670 @ 1100MHz
      • PSU:
      • 850W Corsair HX850w
      • Case:
      • Corsair Carbide 500R
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7
      • Monitor(s):
      • 2X 24'' ASUS 1920x1080

    Re: Difference between SLI and hybrid SLI.

    So a discrete gpu is just a normal GPU like the GTX 670 for example, whereas an onboard GPU would be just a built in graphics card on a lower end laptop for example? Also is there any restriction to which GPUs can be paired together under normal SLI? Obviously nvidia can't be paired with ATI but could I for example pair a 670 with a 680?

    Thanks again.

  4. #4
    Banhammer in peace PeterB kalniel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    29,238
    Thanks
    1,529
    Thanked
    2,946 times in 2,387 posts
    • kalniel's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte X58A UD3R rev 2
      • CPU:
      • Intel Xeon X5680
      • Memory:
      • 12gb DDR3 2000
      • Graphics card(s):
      • nVidia GTX 1060 6GB
      • PSU:
      • Seasonic 600W
      • Case:
      • Cooler Master HAF 912
      • Operating System:
      • Win 10 Pro x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell U2311H
      • Internet:
      • O2 8mbps

    Re: Difference between SLI and hybrid SLI.

    Quote Originally Posted by calidar View Post
    So a discrete gpu is just a normal GPU like the GTX 670 for example, whereas an onboard GPU would be just a built in graphics card on a lower end laptop for example?
    That's right.

    Also is there any restriction to which GPUs can be paired together under normal SLI? Obviously nvidia can't be paired with ATI but could I for example pair a 670 with a 680?
    Basically they need to be the same underlying chip. Different manufacturers and clock speeds are fine. See the nVidia FAQ:
    http://www.geforce.co.uk/hardware/te...gy/sli/faq#c16

  5. #5
    Registered+
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    49
    Thanks
    6
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    • calidar's system
      • Motherboard:
      • GIGABYTE Z77X-D3H
      • CPU:
      • Intel® Core™ i5-3570K @4.6Ghz
      • Memory:
      • 16GB Corsair DDR3 Vengeance
      • Storage:
      • 1TB Western Digital SATA3 + 120GB PNY SSD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 2X GTX 670 @ 1100MHz
      • PSU:
      • 850W Corsair HX850w
      • Case:
      • Corsair Carbide 500R
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7
      • Monitor(s):
      • 2X 24'' ASUS 1920x1080

    Re: Difference between SLI and hybrid SLI.

    Thanks!

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •