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Nvidia Corp. on Monday said that its multi-GPU SLI technology will work on select Intel P55-based platforms powered by Intel Core i7 or Core i5 processors (code-named Lynnfield). Traditionally Nvidia only allowed SLI to work on its own core-logic sets, but since the company cannot develop and sell chipsets compatible with Intel Corp.’s processors with integrated memory controller, the company has to enable SLI on Intel’s own chipsets.

Mainboards with LGA1156 socket compatible with Intel’s upcoming Core i5 and Core i7 microprocessors that are validated for Nvidia SLI operation will be available from Asustek Computer, EVGA Corp., Gigabyte Technology, Microstar International as well as Intel itself. Terms of the SLI license deal were not disclosed at this time. Typically, Nvidia charges each mainboard carrying SLI logotype.

As a result of today’s announcement, Nvidia SLI technology is now available for all consumer PC platforms, including the Intel Core i7, Core i5, Core 2 Quad and Core 2 Duo processors, as well as those based on the AMD Phenom II central processing units.

“Only the best-designed motherboards are capable of tapping into – and reaping maximum benefits from – the powerful synergy between SLI technology and the P55 platform. Asus has honed the art and science of motherboard design with the Asus P7P55 Deluxe and ROG Maximus III Series motherboards, which deliver unparalleled performance and stability,” said Joe Hsieh, general manager of Asus’ motherboard business unit.

Tags: Nvidia, SLI, Geforce, ASUS, Gigabyte, EVGA, MSI, Intel, Core, Lynnfield, Nehalem

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It not like NV really had a choice and I bet they are not payed a cent to 'enable' sli on Intel boards
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