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SLI licensed to run on X58 mainboards from ASUS, EVGA, MSI, Gigabyte and DFI

NVIDIA Corporation today announced that theworld’s preeminent motherboard manufacturers, ASUS, EVGA, MSI, Gigabyte, and DFI, haveall licensed NVIDIA®SLI®technology for their new line-up of motherboards designed to workwith Intel Bloomfield CPUs and X58 chipsets. The addition of SLI to these motherboards andadoption by major OEMs including Dell and others mean consumers will be able to harness thepower of award-winning GeForce®GPUs in single, SLI, or 3-way SLI configurations for thefastest visual computing experience on upcoming Intel Bloomfield platforms.

“Dell Gaming is known for industry-leading graphics and unparalleled performance,” said PatrickCooper, Director of Product Planning for Dell Gaming. “With the marriage of NVIDIA SLI andthe latest generation of Intel chipsets, we will continue to offer hardcore gamers the opportunityto push their Alienware systems beyond the limits of today’s hottest titles.

”New motherboards and PCs designed for SLI technology and Bloomfield processors are currentlyin final production and are being readied for time-to-market introduction based on Intel processorlaunch schedules. The motherboards and PC systems coming to market will feature a variety ofgraphics connectivity options, including more advanced bandwidth configurations using the NVIDIA nForce®200 SLI processor, as well as those designed to run SLI technology nativelythrough a licensing and certification program.“ASUS is bringing many motherboards into production with support for NVIDIA SLItechnology, and a motherboard worthy of mention is the new ASUS Rampage II Extreme whichis based on Intel’s upcoming X58 chipset,” said Joe Hsieh, General Manager at ASUSMotherboard Business Unit.

“This state-of-the-art motherboard is specifically designed to serveas the nucleus of the most demanding PC configurations available on the market today, and willbe a boon to extreme overclockers and hardcore gamers. We are expecting gamers to take fulladvantage of the graphics capability that 3-way SLI provides to build a screaming-fast gamingmachine. I’m sure our customers can hardly wait to start gaming!”“EVGA is continuing its tradition of bringing true enthusiast platforms to the market followingthe success with NVIDIA nForce-based SLI motherboards supporting Intel CPUs,” said JoeDarwin, Director of Technical Marketing at EVGA.

“By licensing NVIDIA SLI technology, the EVGA X58 motherboard will deliver the ultimate 2-way and 3-way SLI platform to, once again,meet the enthusiast’s demand.”“We are excited to be offering a variety of different SLI-certified motherboards for our enthusiast customers,” said Jason Lee, Global DPS Marketing Manager of MSI. “Our new Eclipse productlineup, which includes the Eclipse SLI and Eclipse+ motherboards featuring exclusive DrMOSextension, three x16 PCI Express slots, and the nForce 200 processor will prove to be popular with those enthusiasts who want to run 3-way SLI with full bandwidth allocated for graphics performance.”

“When NVIDIA enabled SLI for the Bloomfield CPU, we knew we would have a hit. Our customers have been asking for this since we started talking about X58. The 3-way SLI performance delivered by 3 GeForce GTX 280s will be amazing on Bloomfield,” said Tony Liao,Director of Marketing at Gigabyte.“Our new DFI LanParty UT X58-T3eH8 has many overclocker-friendly features, including sever level PWM, Debug LED, and a switchable BIOS, making it a must-have platform for hardcore gamers,” said Max Chang, Sales Director at DFI. “When coupled with NVIDIA GeForce GPUs running in 3-way SLI operation, end users will enjoy the fastest gaming experience.”

X58-based motherboards certified for NVIDIA SLI technology were on display at the Intel Developer Forum held on October 20 and 21, 2008 in Taipei, Taiwan.
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