NVIDIA President and CEO Jen-Hsun Huang speaks
NVIDIA President and CEO Jen-Hsun Huang speaks during his keynote address at the GPU Technology Conference in San Jose, California September 21, 2010. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith Reuters

Who would have thought that it would be possible to have both AMD and NVIDIA cards in one PC? That is, without the hassle of compatibility setups, plus the advantage of better performance.

This is what Stardock is promising with its new creation, aimed the innovative combination of the two video cards that will help gamers enjoy a more affordable high-end gaming experience. Stardock CEO Brad Wardell had detailed some of its plans for the upcoming product, as reported by VentureBeat.

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Wardell emphasised that the new innovation is slated to remove the setups like in CrossFire or SLI for linking multiple cards together. Following the solution’s release, the cards even from differing manufacturers, can be plugged in the PCIe ports.

“Basically, it’s multi-GPU. You can mix and match cards however you want,” said Wardell in the interview as quoted by VentureBeat.

This solution allows the best of both worlds for PC gamers. Instead of upgrading to the latest GPUs or SLI, the introduction of Stardocks’ newest invention will only require players some graphics cards, some of which can even be older versions. This solution goes beyond just the video cards, as cheaper hardware will allow players more resources to invest in upcoming technology like the virtual reality.

Wardell also suggests benefits for those who want to go up higher games that are at 4K resolution. Adding older cards will ideally boost up the performance than buying the latest GPUs to date, yet this will still allow players to meet the necessary threshold for appropriate performance.

Still, for now, NVIDIA players are running into another problem with drivers, even following the release of the latest driver that’s supposed to bring fixes. Earlier, NVIDIA had released a driver that brought several issues to PCs. This time, the newest driver that should have addressed the issues are just bringing more crashes and problems twofold.

Destructoid reported that among the issue reports are blue screens, freezing, performance drops and the typical crashes for users who have already downloaded the new 364.51 drivers. The best thing for players to do right now would be to stick with the 362.00 driver released at the start of March. According to the source, this is by far the most stable in recent releases.

In case some players have already installed the latter two drivers, one way to go back would be to boot the PC in safe mode, remove the driver via the Display Driver Uninstaller and go back to the 362.00 until further notice. NVIDIA has yet to release a new driver to deal with the recent problems brought on by the two latest drivers released.

Stardock's NVIDIA and AMD innovation (Credit: YouTube/RedGaming Tech)