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).
NVIDIA didn't license SLI to Intel
Posted on Saturday, Jun 09 2007 @ 22:27 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck