Tuesday, December 7th 2010

NVIDIA SLI Technology and Intel Sandy Bridge Form the Ultimate Gaming PC

NVIDIA today announced that NVIDIA SLI technology has been licensed by the world's leading motherboard manufacturers -- including Intel, ASUS, Gigabyte, MSI and EVGA -- for use on their Intel P67 Express Chipset-based motherboards designed for the upcoming Intel Sandy Bridge processors.

As a result, customers who purchase a SLI-certified P67-based motherboard and a Sandy Bridge processor can equip their PCs with a single or a dual combination of NVIDIA GeForce GPUs, including the recently released GeForce GTX 580 GPU and GTX 570, the world's fastest DX11 GPUs. 3-way SLI is also available on supported platforms.

"The combined processing prowess of Sandy Bridge and NVIDIA SLI technology will provide consumers with the building blocks for the ultimate gaming PC platform," said Joel Christensen, General Manager of Intel Client Board Division at Intel Corporation. "Both NVIDIA and Intel continue to share a combined passion for furthering the PC as the definitive platform for gaming, and this combination will surely be attractive to anyone building or purchasing a brand new PC in 2011."

With today's announcement, NVIDIA SLI technology is now available for all consumer-based desktop and mobile PC platforms, including the Intel Core i7, Core i5, Core i3, Core 2 Quad and Core 2 Duo processors, as well as those based on the AMD Phenom II CPU.

NVIDIA DX11 GPUs are designed to deliver the world's fastest performance for DX11 games, and are the only consumer GPUs to feature multiple tessellation engines for advanced graphics rendering capabilities. With a certified NVIDIA SLI motherboard, gamers have the option to add a second GeForce GPU to their PC, which can result in up to 2x the overall graphics performance.

NVIDIA GeForce GPUs also provide gamers with additional features not found on any other discrete graphics solutions, including NVIDIA PhysX technology for deeper gaming immersion, as well as support for NVIDIA 3D Vision technology, delivering eye-popping stereoscopic 3D on a single display or spanning across three screens for an immersive gaming environment.

"ASUS is excited to bring NVIDIA SLI technology to our latest P67 based motherboards for Sandy Bridge CPUs," said Joe Hsieh, Vice President of ASUSTeK Computer Inc. "SLI is the leading multi-GPU technology and is demanded by our enthusiast customers." For more information, visit this page.
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15 Comments on NVIDIA SLI Technology and Intel Sandy Bridge Form the Ultimate Gaming PC

#1
claylomax
by: btarunr
as well as those based on the AMD Phenom II CPU
Does this mean that Sandy Bridge supports Phenom II cpu's? :laugh:
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#2
AndreiD
Ugh, to get SLI with an AMD processor you either have to buy a stone age nvidia board or mod a board which is crossfire capable (which is pretty difficult to do).
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#3
Red_Machine
by: claylomax
Does this mean that Sandy Bridge supports Phenom II cpu's? :laugh:
I LOL'd. :roll:
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#4
Bo$$
Lab Extraordinaire
by: claylomax
Does this mean that Sandy Bridge supports Phenom II cpu's? :laugh:
With today's announcement, NVIDIA SLI technology is now available for all consumer-based desktop and mobile PC platforms, including the Intel Core i7, Core i5, Core i3, Core 2 Quad and Core 2 Duo processors, as well as those based on the AMD Phenom II CPU
read this section then see :shadedshu
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#5
claylomax
by: Bo$$
read this section then see :shadedshu
I was joking; hell my board supports SLI.
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#6
NdMk2o1o
I don't get the anouncement, they had SLI boards in 1366/1156/775 ever since SLI came about why the news anouncement that there is going to be P67 SLI boards? or am I missing something? big fricken deal :wtf: next we will be told P67 boards will have memory slots and a CPU socket :shadedshu
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#7
Salsoolo
^its a formal announcement they have to make when every new platform goes to market. so SB is officially licensed :)
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#8
Enmity
the question is - does SB support crossfire also? does anyone know?
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#9
Fourstaff
Well, Nvidia and Intel had a nice argument sometime ago if you guys have forgotten. Nvidia threatened to pull plug on integrating a graphics controller on Intel's board, which freaked Intel out. We all know that Intel's graphics department is currently worse than 3dfx, and 3dfx has been defunct since forever.

Sandy Bridge should support Crossfire too, maybe only on certain chipsets.
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#10
brandonwh64
Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!
3dfx made some of the worlds best video cards in there time? i dont see how you could compare to intel graphics?
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#11
Fourstaff
by: brandonwh64
3dfx made some of the worlds best video cards in there time? i dont see how you could compare to intel graphics?
Ah, bad comparison there. But if you compare 3dfx's graphics card made in 2000 and Intel's most powerful graphics card, intel still lose.
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#12
JrRacinFan
Served 5k and counting ...
by: btarunr
NVIDIA SLI technology is now available for all consumer-based desktop and mobile PC platforms, including the Intel Core i7, Core i5, Core i3, Core 2 Quad and Core 2 Duo processors, as well as those based on the AMD Phenom II CPU.
Ok so this means that nVidia is locking down SLI on the AMD platform to only AMD's Phenom II lineup?
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#13
20mmrain
I wouldn't worry too much for people with AMD platforms..... Lucid Hydra is becoming more popular. I also believe it will take off in the future. Even if Nvidia does cut off AMD.... that is fine. I find AMD runs better with ATI/AMD anyway!

This statement being release by Intel and Nvidia today is just stating the obvious.
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#14
Velvet Wafer
SLI hack anyone? I probably would never buy a board for its SLI capabilities;)
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#15
kajson
I'm not well informed on that department, but I've always wondered why intel doesn't just swallow up Nvidia, friendly or hostile...

Or have they been blocked because of market balance concerns or something?
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