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Nvidia's Big Bang II to be Released in September

Post Date: 2008-08-01

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    Posted: 01 Aug 2008 at 12:28pm

Originally posted by GPUCafe

Nvidia's Big Bang II Comes this September [Updated]

One of the major topics of discussion for the last two weeks was Nvidia preparing a driver codenamed "Big Bang II" for introduction in September. In case you didnt know, Nvidia's first driver for SLI came with "Big Bang I", so naturally people assumed that this must be something similar & significant, in case you didnt believe the codename.

Release 180 is the official name for Big Bang II driver. Among other features like DisplayPort support, OpenGL 3.0, GPU transcoding, Multi-monitor support for SLI, Nvidia is also preparing for optimizations that will help Nvidia be more competitive to the Radeon 4800 series. As far as we are aware of the performance optimizations are mainly geared towards the GTX 200 series with the 9800 series getting a much needed boost as well.

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  Quote Rolet Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 01 Aug 2008 at 1:08pm
It will boost the 88 series a little at least, right?
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  Quote SunfighterLC Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 01 Aug 2008 at 6:06pm

too bad it wont change the way SLI works....id like SLI to make it so the cards both share their resouces, thereby making one mega card!. 

 
I dont understand how a driver though can increase performance a ton...maybe 10% at best.
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  Quote Randy Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 02 Aug 2008 at 1:08pm
Its about time they got the dual monitor issue fixed.
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  Quote Nickdapimp Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 07 Aug 2008 at 5:11am
WOOT I love dual monitors even for gaming
               
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  Quote SunfighterLC Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 07 Aug 2008 at 11:46am
I heard that it will enable you to use different types of GPUS together, but they ahve to be in the same generation...like a 98GX2 with a 98GTX....wonder if that is true...
 
too bad i cant hook up my GX2 gathering dust up to my dual 280s lol..that would make quite the mess though...
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