HybridSLI a pain no matter the OS

HybridSLI a pain no matter the OS

Summary: Engadget is pointing out how much of a "bag of hurt" it is having to log out of the Mac OS session in order to switch between graphics modes. This might be the case, but HybridSLI is a pain to use no matter the platform.

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Engadget is pointing out how much of a "bag of hurt" it is having to log out of the Mac OS session in order to switch between graphics modes. This might be the case, but HybridSLI is a pain to use no matter the platform.

For example, take the Sony VAIO Z that is mentioned. That comes in dual-GPU flavor, but even when switching between modes you still need to close all open applications first. In fact, this put me off the VAIO Z enough not to get one.

HybridSLI has a lot of promise, but the drivers and associated software need a lot of work on both Windows and Mac OS.

Topics: Apple, Hardware, Operating Systems, Software

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  • So where's the comparison?

    So because the complaint is about the Mac OS the only thing u guys could come up with is its a pain no matter the OS, i wonder if it was reported to be a Windows OS if u would have gone into greater detail and slated MS as a result. Come on guys lets get the equilibrium right otherwise i might have to become an MS advocate and put u "Mac/Linux is better" users to shame.
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  • Hmm...

    Doesn't the Lenovo variant just involve checking a box?
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