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Will a Bulldozer mobo be out that supports SLI without hacks. I know Asus and MSI have their 980a, but I haven't heard anything new in over a year as far as AMD+NVIDIA platforms. I hope AMD doesn't push me to Intel by dropping SLI support.

http://www.overclock.net/hardware-ne...herboards.html

BD will HAVE SLI!
Edited by snoball - 3/31/11 at 1:54pm
 
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Unlikely.
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I sure hope so, that said, if the 980a is the 980a-gd65, its a good board, but falls a little short of a great board... time will tell, but msi is pretty keen on coming out with some pretty interesting sku's so we will see I suppose.
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post #4 of 11
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Unlikely.
+1. That'd be a very bad move.
    
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I love AMDs products, but I kinda want some SLI support. This 955 has been going strong and holds its own in all games I play. Friend has a i7 930 and in BC2 he has roughly 5-8 FPS more for an average. I have higher minimums. He runs a 4890 in DX10 though. I have been waiting since August when I heard of Bulldozer to upgrade my CPU. I really don't want to jump ship when AMD has treated me well for the close to 3 years I consider myself an "Enthusiast".

When I first got into PCs, late 2007, I remember seeing tons of AMD/NVIDIA boards and since then the numbers have declined. I started on a GTX 260 C216 some time in 2009 and then bought a HD 5850, which was just a nightmare for me. Bought it in Oct. and sold mid Jan. Bought a GTX 275 and now I have this GTX 570. AMD GPUs just are very iffy. I debated the 6970, but decided against it.

I spent quite some time at first watching reviews, reading articles, and all that great stuff. This was in the Phenom X4 days. I decided back then I liked AMD as well as NVIDIA. To this day both companies have been great. It would be a shame to have to drop one or the other.
Edited by snoball - 2/4/11 at 5:13am
 
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If I may ask, what post here was repped?
 
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post #8 of 11
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bump
Why did you bump? Nothing has changed since 4 days ago. Bulldozer chips haven't magically leaked any new information, neither have any of the board manufacturers.

What has already been said is the best that can be said. It's all speculation at this point. There is no certain news on what features the motherboards will carry with Bulldozer.
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amd has hard time selling their gpus so they force people with amd boards to run them? lol
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I bumped to further the discussion, I want to know what everyone thinks.
 
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