New Multi-GPU Tool Allows You to Mix Different Gen AMD, Nvidia Cards
Stardock, a software development company more popular for its Windows tools, has announced that it’s working on a multi-GPU tool that will revolutionize the graphics card market by changing the way we build PCs and buy graphics processors.
Stardock’s yet to be unveiled technology will enable you to mix AMD and Nvidia cards to boost your PC’s graphics capabilities. While that has always been possible with setups like AMD’s CrossFire or Nvidia’s SLI, Stardock’s solution differs in a way that you can even mix and match different brands and generations of cards.
“One of the biggest problems with games is that a new video card comes out from AMD and Nvidia, and they’re like [expensive], and you have to make a call,” CEO Brad Wardell said.
“I like my video card. I can play most games on it, and I don’t want to spend $800 on some new video card. But imagine, instead, hey, they’re having a sale [using my GTX 760 as an example]. Hey, they’re having a sale on an AMD 290 for $75. Wouldn’t it be cool to put this into your computer and double your performance,” Wardell said. “You keep this in there [the 760]. You put this in there [the 290], and your games are twice as fast without doing anything else.”
What’s more interesting is that you won’t need a new hardware peripheral but rather a software. Stardock said they have been working closely with Microsoft for quite some now to take advantage of a particular feature found in DirectX 12 that will make this happen.
Stardock and Microsoft plan to talk about this exciting multi-GPU tool during this week’s Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco.