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NVidia to allow native SLI Support for X58 Chipset

Post Date: 2008-08-28

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    Posted: 28 Aug 2008 at 11:51am
Originally posted by The TechReport

Nvidia to enable native SLI on certified X58 motherboards
by Scott Wasson — 2:00 AM on August 28, 2008

NVISION — If you want to combine a pair of GeForce graphics cards with a new Core i7 processor from Intel later this year, you're in luck. Just after the grand finale for its Nvision conference, Nvidia gathered reporters to inform them of a somewhat surprising and apparently very recent decision: the firm plans to enable its SLI multi-GPU scheme to work with Intel's X58 chipset—without the need for an nForce 200 PCI Express bridge chip on the motherboard.

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This is very, very good news for people that wanted to run SLI with Nehelam. This is actually excellent news for consumers in general. With a certified, or hacked X58, you'll no longer be tied into any particular platform for multi GPU. Clap
 
 


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  Quote skyR Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 28 Aug 2008 at 12:43pm
good news for consumers.. bad news for nvidia.

Once Intel gets a competitive Larabee on the market and AMD gets their back to their A game. Nvidia is going to be in the same boat AMD is in right now =\
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  Quote workingman Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 28 Aug 2008 at 3:40pm
hmm SkyR.......i am a happy camper right now..and i think intel has a long way to go with larabee...i think Nvidia will still hold the crown for a while..at best ..will end up being on the same level as ATI...in the basementWink
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  Quote Randy Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 28 Aug 2008 at 10:23pm
Great news. Im glad to see this. 
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  Quote widdlecat Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 29 Aug 2008 at 1:16am
This is a good thing for the consumer and I hope that Larrabee will remain more for professional applications. That's where it can really shine. In practical consumer use, I see too many difficulties with software. That is unless someone steps up with standards for encoding and decoding using Larrabee. I suppose Intel can try to push a standard, but the pro market (those using Maya and other modified or proprietary modeling programs) will want to alter how Larrabee operates for their use. Flexibility is what makes it unique.
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