Intel and nVidia scheming to provide SLI support for 9x5

By Justin Mann on July 31, 2006, 11:27 AM
Intel's final answer to the AMD/ATI merger is still in the works, though they have been providing some interesting tidbits. It seems that they are working with nVidia to potentially develop SLI-supporting Intel chipsets. This is a big change of heart for nVidia, which is very stubborn about letting anything other than an nForce chipset work with SLI. It's a change, though, that many will welcome, as Intel's chipsets tend to be the most common in Pentium-supporting motherboards. The original article was very sparse on details, leaving much to the imagination. However, we're supposed to hear from nVidia quite soon to confirm this.

Not only would a deal of this nature make a lot of business sense for both Intel and nVidia, it is one that would allow nVidia to greatly increase marketing and propagation of SLI.

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DragonMaster said:
They might lose a lot on sales of nV chipsets for Intel tho.
zephead said:
the last chipset nvidia made for any intel platform did remarkably poor. i hope that they get sli working for the new core 2 duo line.
Julio said:
Too much collaboration could hurt NVIDIA in the longer run, although if they can bring SLI to the mainstream it could become a big win for their videocard division which I think is still their biggest business.
DragonMaster said:
Aren't they mainly a GPU mfg?
Rage_3k_Moiz said:
This has tremendous potential, since it is only in the US that I have seen AMD having gained significant market share compared to Intel. In the UAE and other parts of the world, Intel still owns the CPU market due its heavier marketing campaign. So this move could have positive ramifications for Intel and NVIDIA.
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