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BFG: Intel Core i7 great news for SLI

Posted on Friday, November 14 2008 @ 10:15:13 CET by

Hexus had an interview with BFG marketing guy Graham Brown about the arrival of Intel's Core i7 processor. Brown claims the new chip from Intel is great news for NVIDIA SLI:
HC: Can you tell us more about how Core i7 affects scaling in multi-card graphics?
GB: All you have to do is take a look at the benchmarks coming out of respected publications, like HEXUS, to see that for ultimate performance you need 3-way BFG NVIDIA GeForce GTX280. This beast of a setup will produce frame rates that exceed any enthusiasts' expectations, playing every game at Ultra HD resolutions (much higher than even 'full-HD' TV manufacturers are talking about right now).

HC: How do SLI and Crossfire compare in this context?
GB: SLI is the only multi-GPU solution truly made for high-end enthusiasts. Do you want to make custom game profiles? You can only do so with SLI. It also takes advantage of NVIDIA's The Way It's Meant To Be Played (TWIMTBP) programme, meaning that games work with SLI straight away. If you buy the latest titles like Far Cry 2 you want to be sure they will work on day one with your hardware without having to wait for a driver or profile update.
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