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News NVIDIA to support SLI on 975X?

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 31 Jul 2006.

  1. Tim S

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    pigs are flying!!!!! this is great news. :D
     
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    fascinating - could we be about to see motherboards which support both Crossfire and SLI??
     
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    i would be really happy if that happens, but i dont think that will be in the near future. Anyways, i am glad that SLI will work with intel processors.
     
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    In some ways I'm looking forward to the extra R&D that comes from closer partnerships. However I don't think it'll be worthwhile if we lose choice/flexibility in processor & gpu combinations; what if AM2 socket boards only support crossfire and future Intel Conroe boards only support SLI?
     
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    Awoken:

    AM3?

    edit: fixed :D
     
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  7. Awoken

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    Ooops...fixed
     
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    Awoken that would be suicide ;) imagine that Nvidia goes the 3dfx way and there remains only ATI to suply graphics cards then what would happen to Intel?
     
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    There would be no serious consequences - Intel would retain its position as market leader across the board because, even if Intel boards didn't support Crossfire, they'd still have standard PCI-E slots that would support ATi cards in single card config, much as SLI boards currently support single ATi cards and Crossfire boards currently support single NV cards, and only a tiny percentage of the potential marketplace are genuinely interested in multi-GPU - granted, these are the sort of people who will also buy Extreme Edition processors, so Intel might lose out a little there, but again that is a tiny percentage of the market.
     
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    mclean007 now imagine that Intel cpu mobos come locked so they cant use single ATI cards....... now that would be mad.
     
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    It would indeed. Why on earth would Intel do that? NVidia has never locked its boards to prevent the use of a single ATi card, nor has ATi done so with respect to NV cards.

    There is no way this is going to happen.
     
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