Earlier this week there were rumours that Intel got a SLI license from NVIDIA but the Inq says this isn't true. They got their intel directly from NVIDIA:
Derek Perez, the PR headmaster, contacted us and said that Nvidia hadn't signed anything with La Intella and that SLI will continue to be technology exclusive to Nforce chipsets. However, Intel's keynote held on the first day of Computex had a slide which mentioned that Intel has licensed SLI technology for future products, after which one outlook for future V8 systems was a bit more optimistic.
So its between Nvidia, the grand-daddy of SLI technology, or partners that claim to have Intel products with SLI support. Only time will tell, but know this: if you see Intel branded motherboards with Nforce chipsets, this means Intel has paid for SLI tech at the high end. This nice volume OEM deal last time happened around the X1800 launch (Crossfire for 975X chipsets).
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Re: NVIDIA didn't license SLI to Intel by Anonymous on Sunday, June 10 2007 @ 23:54:55 CEST
That's ok. SLI was gradually becoming less useful as gpu's got more powerful. This pretty much cements its doom as single GPU's gain more than enough power for even the largest displays.
It's frankly not a technology worth bothering with. And by the time a year or so goes by, it will be pretty much dead.