Intel’s X58 chipset will natively support SLI, no special logic chips required.
Suddenly the not so exciting update to Intel’s chipset lineup just became the new hot item, supporting both Crossfire and SLI. You won’t get a watered down version either, it will support 2, 3 and 4 graphics cards, beating even nVIDIA’s chipset which will handle 3 graphics cards plus 1 that handles physics computation. There is a bit of bad news tied in with good, not every motherboard will support SLI. There will be certain models that can, and certain others that will be missing the required code in the BIOS.
“NVIDIA decided to wait until the 11th hour to drop a bombshell on the media with information on the first non-NVIDIA chipset to natively support SLI multi-GPU technology. Come in and see all the details of ‘how’ and ‘why’ as well as what it means to the rest of the NVIDIA world.”
Here are some more Shows and Expos articles from around the web:
- NVIDIA SLI on Intel X58 Chipset Mobos @ [H]ard|OCP
- Nvidia to enable native SLI on certified X58 motherboards @ The Tech Report
- Hell Freezes Over: NVIDIA Announces Native SLI Support for the Intel X58 Chipset @ AnandTech
- NVISION 08 @ Guru of 3D
- NVIDIA to Enable SLI on Select X58-based Motherboards @ Techgage
- NVISION 08 Day 2: Keynote, NASA, Kyle Busch and Exhibitors @ Hot Hardware
- NVIDIA Refutes Claims Of Bad GPUs @ TechARP
- Games Convention Leipzig 08 @ Guru of 3D
- MSI European Overclocking Challenge 2008 ~ Report from the OC Field @ Madshrimps
- A Hardware Zone Special: PlayTest August 2008
- Comex 2008 Preview @ Hardware Zone