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[VR-Z] NVIDIA To Unlock SLI For AMD 990 Series Chipsets

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For so long, AMD enthusiasts have to resort to unofficial patches to make SLI work on their boards but not anymore. NVIDIA has finally agreed to make their SLI technology available for AMD 9-series chipsets boards supporting the Zambezi processors based on Bulldozer architecture. Only 990FX and 990X will be supported though so no luck for 7 and 8 series boards owners. AMD 990FX is able to support 2 PCIe x16 slots or 4 PCIe x8 slots so it can run 2-way (2 x16) or 3-way (3 x8) while AMD 990X is able to support only 2-way SLI (2 x8). There is no indication whether AMD 970 can support SLI at this point of time. The AMD 9-series launch is expected to be sometime in May so look out for it.
Source. Also at TPU.

Good move by NVIDIA.
Edited by Razi3l - 4/1/11 at 5:39am
    
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what can I say? finally no need for SLI hacks
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YES.

Always have used an AMD-nVidia combination during the nVidia chipset times.. Was forced to go AMD-AMD so that I could crossfire..
<3 nVidia
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whoa, at last SLI on an AMD platform!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr.Pie View Post


what can I say? finally no need for SLI hacks


about time they stopped being stubborn
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now that everyone is playing nice with everyone im just gonna say WWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP!!!!!
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My 980a M4N98TD Evo was a fantastic mobo. This is good to see
    
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Very Nice

8 core bulldozer with 560 SLI me thinks =D
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Was hoping for this, but honestly, I didn't think it would happen
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This is good for everybody. More available customers for Nvidia and more people considering AMD for their next build. That $5 charge going to Nvidia is pretty minute compared to the benefits we gain.
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