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post #31 of 117
nvidia should start making CPUs. That would be cool.
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Great move.
    
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Originally Posted by Riou View Post
Asus had a P6T X58 board and a P6T SE X58 board. The P6T had SLI while the P6T SE did not have SLI. Both boards were physically the same.

P6T was $50-60 more expensive than the P6T SE. With a BIOS flash, the P6T SE could be turned into a P6T with working SLI. Nvidia SLI licensing will cost more to the consumer.
And could you run CFX on the P6T SE? No, right. All I am saying is that for a board that already has CFX available then SLI will only be a little more ($5-$10) on top. I can understand charging a premium for be able to run multi-GPUs setups though -- whether that is CFX, SLI, or both.
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Horray! No more SLI Hacks XD
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Originally Posted by Ihatethedukes View Post
This is bad news, not good news. AMD users have never had to choose SLI or Xfire with AMD chipset mobos. Now, the customers are forced to absorb the cost of licencing a "technology" that the mobo is already perfectly capable of (google SLI on Xfire chipsets).
THIS ^

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. I would much rather pay 5 bucks for official support than to "hack it" and risk the chance that my second $500 GPU will be useless.
if you know what your doing this wont happen, with the correct pcie layout (both slots from one pcie bridge chip) there will be no issues.
its the baddies trying to use a 16x slot from the nb and a 4X slot from the sb that QQ and give the hack a bad name.
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Is this real life? Seems to good to be true!
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Originally Posted by Cacophony View Post
awesome, spread the green!!!!!!
Yes! nVidia and the herb!

@OP: Kinda old news, but glad it's official now.
 
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IMO this should have been done a long time ago.
    
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It is not like every new board will include SLI anyway. Now people who rather buy offcially supported boards can spend a bit more and those that want to hack can go right ahead. More options=win for everybody.
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Well it was only a matter of time before nVidia swallowed their pride and reasoned with AMD. And backwards.
Swallowed their pride? I don't think large corporations are as immature as forum users. I'm going to guess it boiled down to marketing/profit/business stuff.

Either way, I don't care. I'm just happy I'll be able to sli my cards if/when I buy bulldozer.
    
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