I was reading the nvidia hybrid sli guide
, and noticed that in addition to the geforce boost and hybrid power modes, there is a multi-adapter mode, which allows the onboard and discrete graphics to operate independently of one another. This could be a good configuration for me, since I have one computer that acts for both gaming and htpc, since then i could plug the hdmi into my receiver for movies, and the dvi of the discrete graphics card into my monitor for gaming.
Is the ability to use both the onboard and discrete cards a new thing with hybrid sli, or does that work fine with current motherboards (i would think that the graphics cards would have to be from the same manufacturer though)?
If this is a new feature with hybrid sli, I would guess it would be limited to cards that support sli.
Also, for those with the ECS board, which I think might just be mry110 at this point
, could you check an option in the BIOS for me? On page 38 of the manual (at least the manual I am looking at online), it has the BIOS screen for PCI/PNP Setup, which has the option "iGPU and Ext-VGA Selection". Could you check to see what the options are for this choice? They describe the choice in the manual as a way to select internal VGA or external VGA, but then the choice they have in the screenshot is "Single", which would lead me to believe they might have a choice for "Both", but maybe not. I noticed in the Biostar TF8200 BIOS manual (pg 24), they definitely have the option to enable BOTH the onboard and external graphics cards in BIOS, so it certainly seems possible, I just wonder if the ECS board will do it as well. Thanks!