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

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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.

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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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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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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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^its a formal announcement they have to make when every new platform goes to market. so SB is officially licensed :)
 

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the question is - does SB support crossfire also? does anyone know?
 

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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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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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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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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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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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SLI hack anyone? I probably would never buy a board for its SLI capabilities;)
 
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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?