Nvidia SLI on X58 Motherboards Without a Chip

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-it-

well, i dont really care wht happens, i just wanna use sli with i7

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Techrocket9

Quote, "the boards certified by Nvidia will be Nvidia will be able to enable SLI" end quote.

 

"Nvidia will be" is repeated.

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sirphunkee

Chris, the diagrams here: http://www.pcper.com/article.php?aid=613  make it look like there will be native SLI support for 2-4 slots

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AndyYankee17

intel and nvidea should have negotiated a merge years ago. there's no way a cpu company and a gpu company can compete against a cpu and gpu company.

 

intel's also being forced to be competitor with AMD but also be allied with ATI,

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Cache

This could just be a stopgap measure, as there are rumors about nVidia trying to break into the x86 chip market.  If true, then nVidia may be trying to position itself so that it can be a 'gamers chipset' rather than an office one.  As Intel is attempting to break into the GPU market (again), the current solution is just meant to ensure income for nVidia--until they are in a place to rollout their own competing product.

But a merger?  No.  Hostile takeover, perhaps--someday.  But right neither nVidia or Intel want to work with the other one.  And even if nVidia doesn't rollout it's own x86 chipset--with Larrabee on the way, nVidia knows that it will need other revenue streams open if it is to remain competitive.  Especially with ATI making a fierce comback to the high-end market.

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AndyYankee17

that'd be neat, 3 CPU/GPU makers, it only means more performance and lower prices for the consumer

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Cache

Depends if each of them use 'custom chipsets' so that if you want Intel as your CPU, you're also stuck with an Intel-only GPU.  Or nVidia.  Or AMD.  You might have competitive prices, but if the tradeoff is that you can't mix and match parts, well then heck, why are we even building our own systems to *our* specifications?

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