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News SLI comes natively to Intel X58

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Guest-16, 28 Aug 2008.

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  2. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    good news for extreme customers.

    not so good for us who are still 50:50 on whether to go SLi/Crossfire or not. extra spending on something might not use at all.
     
  3. Baz

    Baz I work for Corsair

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    SLI and Crossfire on the same board makes my job a hell of a lot easier - more of this!
     
  4. sotu1

    sotu1 Ex-Modder

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    i'm still pro single card so...meh. however, great news for the enthusiasts who multi gpu. go!
     
  5. rjkoneill

    rjkoneill New Member

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    so is this full on sli like the 790i or the budget sli like 750i

    if its a case of offering intel chipset quad overclocking with full on nvidia sli then i would be making the move on that decision alone
     
  6. [USRF]Obiwan

    [USRF]Obiwan New Member

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    I am also pro Single card. Every new card was always as fast or faster and better then the previous generation "SLI combined" cards. I also don't have to worry what kind of motherboard I will need. Any chipset will fulfill my needs.

    However SLI or crossfire is handy if you have bought one card and a year later buy the same card for dump price. there is one problem, and that is that the card is not made anymore or nobody has them anymore in the stores. "no sir we only got the new generation or a remake of the old type you have buld on 55nm instead of 80nm. And they are not compatible with your old card."

    Another fact is that if you buy two brand new cards for sli/crossfire. It takes a year before you see benefit of the increased speed needed for the 'then' new games coming out. But guess what, by then you can also buy the new and improved video card with hexwaxed multi polymoly 3D and DX11 options and takes half the power and less heat your sli setup does.
     
  7. mrb_no1

    mrb_no1 Pie Eater

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    i hate the nvidia 500, 600 and 700 series chipsets, they have given me nothing but problems on boards of my own and those built for other people so part of me is thinking that nvidia is moving along the lines of, well the 780 did nothing to improve on the 680, and now we might lose sli market share as that chipset is sh$t and ati's cards are rocking so maybe those wanting multip gpu systems will look to the reliable and stable systems on intels x48/x58 chipsets... so seen as nvidia have no chipset to compete, to make sure they still attract those after sli setups they have made this move to 'unlock' intel chipsets to sli. Just a thought, but i might be slightly over cynical, slightly harsh towards nvidia but its only a thought and this is a forum.

    peace

    fatman
     
  8. ComputerKing

    ComputerKing <img src="http://forums.bit-tech.net/images/smilie

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    Great news. But I will go for crossfire no matter what. Dual 4870X2 is a winner :p Thanks Bindibadgi For the information.
     
  9. TreeDude

    TreeDude New Member

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    More SLI boards is always better. I personally have a 3870. It would make more sense for me to replace it with a 4870 than get another 3870 for xfire.
     
  10. p3n

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    SLI is terrible?

    It needs to be transparent to the software, or it needs to learn how to split jobs before software is optimised thusly... otherwise its like buying a quad core for notepad!
     
  11. biebiep

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    Huzzaah!
    Now we can start pirating SLI compatibilty for our motherboard by adding some bits into the BIOS
     
  12. Redbeaver

    Redbeaver The Other Red Meat

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    i cant wait for performance reviews between SLI native on X58, SLI on NF200, and SLI on Nvidia chipsets....
     
  13. metarinka

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    Do they still make good "gamer" mobo's that don't have sli, I feel like I'm paying a huge price premium for a feature I'll never need. I'm in the single Gpu crowd too, the economics and practicality just dont' make sense to buy 2 gpus instead just buying a better singular one, and I'm not running top of the line stuff so I have never been able to buy 2x of the highest end cards...

    I like some of the features of gaming mobo's but sometimes I feel like they thrown on these extremely fancy features that a really small % of the use base would actually ever use
     
  14. ComputerKing

    ComputerKing <img src="http://forums.bit-tech.net/images/smilie

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    you are right metarinka

    I think they must do like gigabyte > DS3Sli for those who need SLI and DS3CFX for those who need CF and DS4 Have both but no SAS or turbo thing. and DQ6 HAVE every thing :D

    my point that they must make levels and different models of motherboards not stick with one!
     
  15. Sebbo

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    there were rumours barely a month ago that nvidia was going to step out of the chipset business, native SLI on the x58 certainly reinforces those rumours
     
  16. Icy EyeG

    Icy EyeG Controlled by Eyebrow Powers™

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    Call me crazy, but I think it would be nice if NVIDIA could go one step further and allow the selling of nForce 200 chipsets on a riser card, and enable SLI on any platform...
     
  17. leexgx

    leexgx CPC hang out zone (i Fix pcs i do )

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    this motherboard is my last Nvidia motherboard (when looking for new mobo should check if its **** before buying it Striker Extreme with an Quad = very anoying)

    as i do not like SLI seem to have more problems with it allways used single powerfull cards (GTX 280 is next on my list to replace the 9800GX2 (2 weeks old i had to turn SLI off) that replaced my 8800GTX that i had no problems with)
     
  18. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    Awesome.

    I can see the business train of thought is directly responsible for this, but still pretty cool.

    Opens us up for both paths without farting around with new motherboards all the damn time!
     
  19. BlackMage23

    BlackMage23 RPG Loving Freak

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    This just shows that Nvidia know that their mobo's have not been at the same standard of Intel, and this is the best way for them to make money until they can sort out their chipsets (if they even bother).
     
  20. C-Sniper

    C-Sniper Stop Trolling this space Ądmins!

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    Since i run AMD i can't say anything at the moment but looking at one of the layouts with the 2 NF200 chips... wouldn't that need some massive amount of cooling?
     
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