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Old 28th August 2008, 12:14   #1
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Default NVIDIA Announces Native SLI Support for the Intel X58 Chipset (no more nForce 200!)

The big, no, huge news from today? NVIDIA is enabling native support for 2 and 3-way SLI on Intel X58 based motherboards...without the use of any nForce 200 chips.

Itís not as simple as simply enabling SLI support on X58, NVIDIA wanted to both ensure compatibility and additional revenue, so thereís a certification program.

Any X58 motherboard maker can submit their board for certification, which will be done by NVIDIA. If the board passes, and the motherboard manufacturer agrees to pay a certification fee (NVIDIA would not reveal how much), then the board is certified and NVIDIA provides the board manufacturer with a key to place in its BIOS.

When you install the NVIDIA drivers, they check for the presence of this key in the BIOS - if itís found, then you get the ability to enable SLI, natively, on X58. Note that this wonít work on any other Intel chipsets, just X58 for Nehalem owners this fall.

http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets...oc.aspx?i=3395
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Old 28th August 2008, 13:16   #2
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We were also told that while Intel’s own X58 motherboard isn’t currently on the certified list, Intel is more than welcome to submit it for certification.
Hmm...

Very glad to see NVIDIA has seen the light.

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