Originally Posted by ericeod
There is no reason their current chipsets cant run SLI physically. Intel just doesnt have the licensing or rights to do so. They can buy the NVIDIA PCIE chip, but it would take reworking of their motherboard's layout to do so. The easiest thing for them to do is to just buy the license (or trade technology for it).
no what I'm saying is, can't nvidia just buy/license the x58 chipset like all the other motherboard manufacturers do?
I know intel can do it with their current chipset, they just need permission from nvidia. well nvidia doesn't need to give themselves permission to use sli on the intel chipset right? does that make sense? nvidia could still sell motherboards, but they wouldn't be able to make chipsets anymore. they'd just have to sell motherboards with intel chipset, but they can still retain sli exclusivity.