First generation Nehalem won't do SLI, but it will support Crossfire as Intel likes AMD more than Nvidia, which is kind of an awkward situation.Overall I don't think this is such a big problem for NVIDIA. In most cases SLI doesn't really make sense anyway and if you really want two GPUs you can buy cards like the GeForce 9800 GX2.
If there is a mechanism for Intel to remove Nvidia from its chipset list for future products, this is highly likely to happen. Just remember the Nforce 680i where Intel intentionally forgot to tell Nvidia that it changed the Yorkfield 45nm quad cores and the final score is that Nforce 680i doesn’t run with 45nm quad cores.
This cost Nvidia a lot of money as it decided to swap all Nforce 680i reference designed boards for 780i and this happened when Intel was rather cold to Nvidia. It also caused an upset in the market, as not all of Nvidia's partners got in on the upgrade scheme.
Intel Bloomfield won't do SLI
Posted on Friday, Apr 18 2008 @ 03:10 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck