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Thread: What Would it Take to Get SLi in Linux?

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    Question What Would it Take to Get SLi in Linux?

    I Believe with the eminent release of Steam and Nvidia's recent improvements this question is relevant. If Ubuntu (and overall Linux) is to be a viable alternative to Windows for gaming I believe SLI needs to be supported.


    And so, this got me thinking. What would it take? Is it an Nvidia thing? Or would it have to be written into the kernel? And either way, how can we as users make this happen?

    I personally would pay for a kickstarter campaign or fundraiser etc, to raise funds to help the progress along. I would love to see SLI working in linux, wouldn't you? Please share your thoughts and ideas.
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    Re: What Would it Take to Get SLi in Linux?

    No freaking idea, but I am with ya so have a bump.

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    Re: What Would it Take to Get SLi in Linux?

    it does work in Linux.

    Get two GPUS the same with same memory and preferably same brand then connect them together.

    http://us.download.nvidia.com/XFree8...hapter-25.html

    Linux Kernel support has had it since 2.6.34 i believe

    There are also plenty of threads pertaining to Ubuntu about it if you google http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1543387
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    Re: What Would it Take to Get SLi in Linux?

    The same level of support exists for ATI cards?

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    Re: What Would it Take to Get SLi in Linux?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fahim Abdun-Nur View Post
    The same level of support exists for ATI cards?
    SLI is Nvidia.

    Crossfire is ATI, no idea, look it up

    As far as i know crossfire is supported, depends on card and driver i suspect
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    Re: What Would it Take to Get SLi in Linux?

    It just so happens that I just got a second 560Ti. Is it fully implemented? Do you know about performance?
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