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*REMINDER* Not all Intel X58 motherboards support SLI

Discussion in 'Motherboards & Memory' started by AuDioFreaK39, Jan 15, 2009.

  1. AuDioFreaK39

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    Not all Intel X58 motherboards support SLI

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    Don't be fooled

    Back in late August, Nvidia decided to give Intel and its partners a chance to implement SLI on X58 boards. Nvidia offered two options, hardware SLI support with its Nforce 200 chip, or software support for a nominal fee. Additionally, some sources suggested that Nvidia charges mainboard manufacturers around $5 per unit for its SLI licenses.

    It has been known for several months now that most X58 boards support both Nvidia SLI and ATi CrossFire technologies. According to a recent report, however, one Gigabyte user over at the Guru3D Forums has reported that the GA-EX58-DS4 he purchased does not support SLI but only supports CrossFire.

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    Sounds like a job for ketxxx. :)

    I can't believe that Gigabyte wouldn't enable SLI on such a high-end motherboard though.
     
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    thats just downright stupid.
     
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    I think that is really sad. The x58 board is suppose to support both SLI and Crossfire? And he gets a product that doesn't do SLI without a warning!? They should give out a warning telling you that it doesn't support either. I rather spend my money on a 780i board and then spend the rest of the money on a Q9560.
     
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    Seems kind of stupid of nVidia to do it this way, when they basically admit that it is extremely simple to mod the BIOS to support SLi.

    I still don't know why they won't just allow SLi on any chipset. They are only hurting themselves with the hopes of making a buck. But I think they would make far more money off the extra sales of graphics cards.
     
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    in all honesty there is only 2 or 3 boards tops that dont have both sli and crossfire enabled. its the low end boards that dont.
     
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    Like fits said, only low-X58 won't support SLI.

    X48 only support Crossfire anyway, so what's the problem?
     

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