AMD's 990X, 990FX chipsets to have SLI support?

By Matthew · 17 replies
Mar 31, 2011
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  1. According to a slide published by VR-Zone, it should get a whole lot easier to find AMD-based motherboards with SLI support. As you probably know, Nvidia was forced to shut down its chipset business after Intel forbade the GPU-maker from producing chipsets compatible with Core i series processors (or any other Intel CPU with an embedded memory controller).

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  2. Jurassic4096

    Jurassic4096 Banned Posts: 155

    Bravo AMD. I'm impressed. I wasn't too sure before, but i think i will see what Bulldozer has to offer in terms of performance before i upgrade my CPU and mobo. now if you could only not degrade performance after every Catalyst release.

    So now its between 990X,FX and the upcoming Z68 chipsets...
  3. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TS Evangelist Posts: 1,595   +257

    Ive been looking for an AMD board that will support SLI. As there seem to be some on the market, they have nvidia chipsets, correct? I suppose it may be a good idea to hold off and get a board with AMD's chipsets that support SLI.
  4. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,485   +45

    Ahh, poor bulldozer, we await your arrival. To compete with 2014's core i12 processors.
  5. Lokalaskurar

    Lokalaskurar TS Enthusiast Posts: 544

    Oh, there are many good SLI-AMD combos out there. Hopefully the native AMD-SLI motherboards will have better support for more combinations of nVidia cards, though. It all depends on how long people can wait for our fellow Bulldozer to arrive at the party.
  6. KG363

    KG363 TS Guru Posts: 515   +9

    So true.

    Are you the supersmashbrada from OCN?
  7. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,485   +45

    overclockers? forum?

    My question is which one of the editors drew a bobcat on a 2500k cpu and tried to trick us in the picture.
  8. SeiveD

    SeiveD TS Enthusiast Posts: 37

    That's not a bulldozer on the processor in that picture, it's an excavator.
  9. this better not be a one day early April Fools prank
  10. mosu

    mosu TS Guru Posts: 474   +84

    Nice try!
  11. ET3D

    ET3D TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,376   +168

    Good thing this wasn't posted on April 1. :)
  12. fpsgamerJR62

    fpsgamerJR62 TS Rookie Posts: 489

    If this is true, it must be the best news I've heard all year. Nvidia must be anticipating AMD's return to the high-end CPU market.
  13. Mizzou

    Mizzou TS Enthusiast Posts: 823

    @fpsgamer - Was thinking along similar lines, see it as a good move for both AMD and Nvidia ... hopefully there's some substance behind it.
  14. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,264

    As well as the $5 SLI licence fee per motherboard
  15. edison5do

    edison5do TS Rookie Posts: 231

    The guys of Nvidia got mad with intel movement, so they will help AMD procesor selling!! that´s a good hit to intel! Amd could gaing more share in the CPU market after this.

    I really hope that bulldozer dont dissapoint us!....
  16. DAOWAce

    DAOWAce TS Booster Posts: 268   +39

    Bull. :(

    I bit the Sandy Bridge upgrade because there was absolutely no word on SLI support for AMD chipsets anymore. Now I bet I'll regret my purchase, but still, it's months away.

    If Bulldozer ends up beating SB, I may switch back over to AMD.
  17. DokkRokken

    DokkRokken TS Rookie Posts: 267

    I doubt SB buyers will be gnashing their teeth over their purchase after BD debuts. I can hope the results will be earth-shattering, but that'd be optimistic.

    Even so, it's terrific to see this support again. More choice for AMD users!
  18. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,264

    From a consumer standpoint I hope BD has 50+% more performance than SB and retails for half the price...we could do with good old competition.

    Of course, given the rise of A(TI)MD's fanboy base since RV770, it's pretty certain that if AMD becomes ascendant in graphics AND CPU then the entire net would collapse under the gravitational pull of the combined smugness- a Schwarzschild radius of Douchebaggery as it were :p

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