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Rumored SLI Cooperation between Intel and Nvidia

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FGC at The Tech Repository has outlined a potential agreement between Intel and Nvidia which would allow for official SLI support on Intel P35 and X38 northbridges.

Article from DigiTimes:

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Nvidia plans to release some of its graphics processor unit (GPU) technology to Intel in exchange for cooperation with the chip giant, according to sources at motherboard makers.

Nvidia has had discussions with Intel and has already reached several agreements for cooperation, noted the sources, adding that details of the agreements remain unknown.

Nvidia Taiwan declined to comment on the report.

Executives of Nvidia recently met with the company's partners in Taiwan to explain the company's plan in the motherboard market, pointed out the sources. With Intel pushing its GPU development again, Nvidia needs to be careful about trading its GPU technology with Intel in exchange for cooperation, added the sources.

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by FCG:

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Graphics processor unit technology??? Agreements are unknown? Nvidia declines to comment? Company partners met to discuss their plan in the motherboard market?

There's no real GPU technology being exchanged here. In fact, it looks as though hardware enthusiasts will final get their wish - official SLI support for Intel chipsets like P35 and X38!
Please understand what this is, speculation. Please understand what the validity of the speculation means. Intel SLI support would bring the ultimate CPU and memory overclocking to the best graphics solutions.

I had always thought (pre 680i release) AMD to be the better choice for anyone with SLI demands. However, this would essentially make the use of either Nvidia chipsets or AMD solutions (CPU + motherboard) somewhat worthless (currently).

Please no flaming for that rather bold statement above. If you don't like it so be it. Discuss it, but do so with logic and maturity.
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post #2 of 42
AMD + ATI

Intel + nVidia

Who woulda thought...after amd and ati went together i thought those other two would cozy up
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Do you know the Release date for X38?
 
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post #5 of 42
look what amd done did
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post #6 of 42
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Originally Posted by sandiegoskyline View Post
Do you know the Release date for X38?
Early Q3 2007.

Intel will be releasing the DX38BT Bone Trail
  • Based on the next-generation X38 Express chipset (MCH)
  • Intel Duo/Quad/Extreme (dual and quad) Core support at up to 1333MHz FSB, dual channel DDR2/DDR3 memory support with Fast Memory Access technology
  • Intel ICH9 southbridge, 12 USB ports, supporting up to 6 additional PCI Express 1.1(a) lanes [physics card upgrade support], GBit LAN
  • 2x PCI Express 2.0 16x ports (backwards compatable with PCI Express 1.1 specification), Crossfire is supported
  • 6x SATA 3.0GB/s ports, Intel Maxtrix Storage Technology (RAID)
  • Intel High Definition (HD) Technology
  • Full overclocking/overvoltage options via BIOS and NEW Windows GUI utility for overclocking, including auto-tune capabilities
Source

I expect this to be the premiere motherboard available in the X38 line-up.



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Intel has also decided to cater for overclockers, as the overspeed protection has been removed in the X38 chipset.
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post #7 of 42
Nice...too bad its not coming out sooner cause I would get it.
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Very nice!
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post #8 of 42
You know there won't ever be SLI compatibility for Intel chipsets. That'd the the last day of nForce chispets.
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Originally Posted by Nasgul View Post
You know there won't ever be SLI compatibility for Intel chipsets. That'd the the last day of nForce chispets.
Your going to eat those words.
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