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SLI on AMD Chipsets Confirmed, ASUS Crosshair V Box Pictured

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  1. btarunr

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    It could be curtains down for NVIDIA nForce SLI chipset for AMD platform, as the GPU giant formally announced its intentions to license NVIDIA SLI technology for use on AMD chipset-based motherboards starting from AMD's upcoming 9-series chipset. Rumors about this development started trickling in around late March. NVIDIA's public release confirms most of what was outlined in the leaked company slide in the older article, that licenses will be only offered to 9-series (and later) chipset-based motherboards, and that only those motherboard manufacturers that are licensed by NVIDIA for SLI on their Intel platform motherboards will be given licenses. NVIDIA specifically mentions ASUS, Gigabyte, ASRock, and MSI as qualifying partners.

    The more interesting part of the release, however, was the box-art of ASUS' upcoming high-end socket AM3+ motherboard, the Republic of Gamers (ROG) Crosshair V Formula. Its salad of product logos is what is most fascinating. For one, it confirms the product name and logo of AMD's new high-end desktop processors to be "FX", as revealed by the box designs. The next logo is of Phenom II, and as we know, AM3+ gives backwards compatibility to older AM3 processors. Next up is the AMD 9-series chipset logo, another Radeon-like logo by AMD. Next to it is the logo of the moment: NVIDIA SLI, and lastly ATI CrossFireX. There is a newer rectangular logo of "AMD CrossFire" that succeeds the ATI CrossFireX logo, but maybe ASUS, like many, found it too hideous. You can probably make a better one on MS Paint.

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    They could of done it much easier by taking a Crosshair IV box and photoshopping a V on it. I really like their artistic representation of a handle.
     
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    That image was most probably sourced from ASUS, and used by their permission. Otherwise there's no way NVIDIA legal would allow that picture.
     
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    Four AMD logos, one Nvidia logo... :p
    It must feel a little bit lonely all tucked in like that...
     
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    i like how they've so clearly improved on the IV box design.
     
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    June 6th.. I think?
     
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    when is this mobo gonna be out anyway
     
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    Is this the first we are seeing of the AMD FX logo?

    Guess not, didn't read the whole post.
     
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    I had the impression that amd wanted to push new mobo's as quick as possible, and they were supposed to be out already, ohh well.
    Hope they make a 990FX m-atx board.

    But death to nvidia chipsets finally! been hating them ever since they corrupted so much data...
    1000 mhz holding back phenoms, can't believe they still make them...
     
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    AM3+ boards based on 8-series chipset, yes. They're already selling them.
     
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    amd had a statement about 9xx that it was delayed cause of some bugs in the chipset that it will be pushed to bulldozer launch.
    I'm sure its somewhere around the news site here, or I was dreaming...
     
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    As much as that looks like a crappy rendering, rather than a photograph (and I'm sure it is) if this does happen I'll be eating my words, and I'll be happy about it. If it's true, sounds like invidia has completely given up on it's chipset business.
     
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    Click on the source link. The source is NVIDIA.
     
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    That seems pretty conclusive. I guess it wasn't an April fool's joke. But good for me, gives me more latitude in buying gpus for (at least what I intend) to build next. Cool stuff.
     
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    Adobe Illustrator most likely, I've done vector based drawings off of a photograph, and I may just be an amateur but I could have done better than that.
     
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    Always liked nForce chipsets myself. Course I used them back when it was just nForce or Via, and I had terrible issues with Via. Went to something else again when I had a 939 board but it died. All my nForce boards are still running where my other makes are dead. So, shame they aren't making them anymore but I'm fine with AMD chipsets if they can offer me both SLI/Crossfire. Gives me much more flexibility in GPU options. Yay NV for finally seeing the light!
     
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    Nforce chipsets are that kind of chipset, that will burn your fingers, if you touch it, and no fan is pointed towards it;)
     
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    I'm...going to wait for benchmarks. (hint, hint...W1zzard.)
     
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    finaly lol
     

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