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Is an Intel DX79SR Certified SLI?

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I have an Intel DX79SR motherboard that came with SLI bridges, but does not show up on Nvidia's list of SLI certified motherboards.

I know SLI works using the board (since I have been using it for about a year with no issue) but was curious if there was a difference between supporting SLI and being certified.

If there is a difference, what does being "certified" actually mean, and would moving to a certified motherboard yield better SLI performance?
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It just means it was tested by NVIDIA to actually work. So really, there's no difference. It's also a clever marketing trick.
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i may be wrong, but i believe x79 chipset natively supports sli so there is no need for additional certifications
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Interesting. The other weird thing I notices was that the HAF-X was on the list of "certified cases" a year ago when I purchased it, and now it's no longer on the list even though it is still being sold... weird.
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Yeah, these certifications are just marketing tricks to help sell products. It's like a PSU being SLI Certified: a PSU is going to work with SLI if it has enough connectors and enough power (some PSUs have enough power but not enough connectors, so you just use Molex to PCI-E adapters). That's all there is to it. So, it's the same with a motherboard: it's going to work if it's compatible. It doesn't need a certification.
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