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NVIDIA SLI & Intel Core I7 Extreme Ed. CPUs Power World's Fastest Desktop Gaming PCs

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    NVIDIA today announced that system builders worldwide are now shipping the fastest PC gaming platforms ever built, thanks in part to NVIDIA SLI technology and the just-released Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition processors and X79 chipset-based motherboards.

    The combination of NVIDIA SLI technology -- which allows for multiple GPUs to run on a single PC -- and new X79-based motherboards allow gamers to customize their PC experience with up to four NVIDIA GeForce GTX GPUs, including the GeForce GTX 580 and GTX 570, the world's fastest DX11 GPUs. Licensed by the world's leading motherboard manufacturers -- including Intel, ASUS, ASRock, EVGA, Foxconn, Gigabyte and MSI, SLI technology is crucial for playing this year's hottest graphics-intensive games, such as the recently released Battlefield 3 and upcoming Batman: Arkham City with detail, resolution and immersion settings cranked up.

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    "Falcon's entire desktop lineup will be moving to Sandy Bridge-E, and NVIDIA SLI technology was an absolute necessity for every model we make," said Kelt Reeves, president of Falcon Northwest. "It was critical for us to offer our clients multi-GPU options, and pairing Sandy Bridge's monstrous new CPU horsepower with SLI's monstrous graphics power will give gamers and enthusiasts smoother frame rates and a better visual experience."

    NVIDIA SLI technology is now available for all consumer-based desktop and mobile PC platforms, including previous versions of Intel Core i7, Core i5, Core i3, Core 2 Quad and Core 2 Duo processors, as well as those based on the AMD Bulldozer and Phenom II CPUs.

    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. NVIDIA GeForce GPUs also provide gamers with additional features not found on any other discrete graphics solutions, such as NVIDIA PhysX technology for deeper gaming immersion, and 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.

    For more information on NVIDIA SLI technology, please visit: http://bit.ly/grvFP8.

    Note to editors: to download images of new X79/SLI systems and motherboards from companies listed in this press release, please visit: http://bit.ly/srWPgJ.

    Partner Quotes

    "The combination of an Intel X79 motherboard and NVIDIA GeForce GTX SLI will break all the existing performance barriers raising the gaming standard for the power user. The wait is finally over."
    -- LL Shiu, Chief Operating Officer at ASRock

    "PC gaming is growing at a rapid pace. With so many hot games rolling into the market, it's time for gamers to switch the gear. All hardcore gamers looking for the best bang for the buck will naturally gravitate towards an Intel X79 motherboard and GeForce GTX GPUs as this combination will provide enthusiasts with the best gaming platforms for 2011 and 2012."
    -- Kent Chien, General Manager, Multimedia Business Unit at Asus

    "CyberpowerPC gaming systems powered by Intel's blazing fast X79 chipset along with NVIDIA's fastest single GPU on the planet in single, dual, triple or quad GPU configuration yields uncompromising gaming performance for maximum high-definition gaming."
    -- Eric Cheung, CEO of Cyberpower

    "A Digital Storm Hailstorm system equipped with three NVIDIA GTX 580s in TRI-SLI and Intel's new X79 platform has blown away all our previous performance records making it the most dominant gaming system we've ever built."
    -- Harjit Chana, chief marketing officer at Digital Storm

    "EVGA is extremely excited to be launching new NVIDIA SLI-ready Intel X79 chipset based motherboards. Right now is a great time to be a PC gamer, and with the latest game titles, the need for enthusiast performance hardware is more apparent than ever."
    -- Bob Klase, VP of Sales at EVGA

    "For playing any of today's hottest PC titles, the pairing of Intel X79 motherboard and GeForce GTX SLI is one awesome combination that our customers have been asking for."
    -- Henry Kao, Vice President of GIGABYTE Motherboard Business Unit

    "MAINGEAR's got what gamers want: expertise, extreme performance, and options galore. If you're looking for a new PC featuring the new Intel X79 platform with extreme overclocking and NVIDIA GeForce graphics in single, dual, 3-way or even quad SLI, combined with MAINGEAR's EPIC liquid cooling solutions, gamers can have the best immersive gaming experience possible."
    -- Wallace Santos, CEO of MAINGEAR

    "Gamers know that the best way to experience their games is with an Intel CPU and NVIDIA GPUs. Now, they will be able to harness the power of multiple GPUs for even more performance and immersion features with our Intel X79 motherboard and GeForce GTX GPUs."
    -- Jeremy Liao, Assistant Vice President of Multimedia Department at MSI

    "ORIGIN PC is gearing up this holiday season with NVIDIA GeForce GPUs and the new Intel X79 processors. Our ORIGIN PC GENESIS desktops and EON laptops are ready for battle, using Intel X79 processors to slay dragons, and NVIDIA GeForce GPUs in SLI to clean out Arkham City. It's time to gear up for the win!"
    -- Kevin Wasielewski, CEO and co-founder of ORIGIN PC
     
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    A lot of bullshit comments though :nutkick:
     
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    Yeah, the typical press release. :laugh:
     
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    From a 580SLI owner, what a load of
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    Booooooooooooo!!!

    Ship it with a 6970 Tri-Fire!!!
     
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    Oh, so i7-2600K/Z68 systems were no good for NSH**TIA graphics, or is this just an opportune time to make your power gulping GPUs look tame next to Intel's 2.27 billion transistor beast of a CPU? :slap: :roll:
     
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    doesn't quad fire 6970s obliterate quad sli 580s at almost half the price?
     
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    Raise your hand if you are willing to pay 33% of this price to get 2500K based system with a nasty couple of unlocked HD6970s

    Amennn lawddd amennnn...
     
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    awww, dont worry, you can put AMD GPU's in your PC :laugh: I'd take 3x580's if I had the choice tho.

    what? where did you get that from? 4x6970 vs 4x580 would end up very close to the same performance, depending on the game. the 6970's will win some and lose some, same with the 580's. your right about the price tho.
     
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    WOW i love how they make it sound new. Don't these new mobos do CF and SLI natively now by default ?. lol
     
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    sod the nvida graphics cards slot in 4 x hd6990 or when amd release them 4 x 7990

    run that rig as octafire (thats got a nice ring to it)
     
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    I find press comments like above to be very funny when benchmarks have already shown that the new SB-e CPUs perform no better than the current SB CPUs
     
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    Of course they perform better, tsk. The reviewers are fanboy-ing over it so of course it's better. Actual performance is irrelevant! :laugh:
     
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    They perform the same with one card. With two it should be close. But with three or four, the situation changes.

    Also reviews rarely cover microstuttering. Having so many PCIe lanes integrated into the CPU should reduce latency to a point where microstuttering becomes controllable. Not to mention the fact that all those lanes are PCIe 3.0.
     
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    Well, I wouldn't get too excited over PCI-E 3.0 either, as I reported here.

    These babies are expensive and bugged. ;)
     

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