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Intel licenses Nvidia SLI technology

Posted: 14 Aug 2009 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:motherboard? Nvidia technology? processor?

Nvidia Corp. announced that Intel Corp., ASUS, EVGA, Gigabyte and MSI have all licensed its SLI technology. This is for inclusion on their Intel P55 Express chipset-based motherboards designed for the upcoming Intel Core i7 and i5 processor in the LGA1156 socket. As a result, customers who purchase a validated P55-based motherboard and Core i7 or Core i5 processor can equip their PCs with any combination of Nvidia GeForce GPUs, including Quad SLI, for the ultimate visual computing experience.

"NVIDIA SLI technology is a perfect complement to the processing prowess of our new Core i7 and Intel DP55KG desktop board," said Clem Russo, VP and general manager of Intel's client board division. "NVIDIA and Intel share a combined passion for furthering the PC as the definitive platform for gaming, and this combination will surely be attractive to anyone building or purchasing a brand new PC this fall."

With the announcement, Nvidia SLI technology is now available for all consumer PC platforms, including the Intel Core i7, Core i5, Core 2 Quad and Core 2 Duo processors, as well as those based on the Advanced Micro Devices Phenom II CPU. In addition to raw graphics performance, Nvidia GeForce GPUs also provide gamers with additional capabilities not found on any other discrete graphics solutions, including Nvidia PhysX technology for deeper gaming immersion, and stereoscopic 3D gaming with Nvidia 3D Vision technology.

"Only the best-designed motherboards are capable of tapping intoand reaping maximum benefits fromthe powerful synergy between SLI technology and the P55 platform," said Joe Hsieh, general manager of the motherboard business unit of ASUS.

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