SLI Technology Coming to P55 Motherboards

"nVidia have decided to license their SLI technology to Intel, finally."

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Intel and nVidia settle their differences!
 
 
Nvidia SLI LogoYou will now be able to run multiple GPUs using Nvidia's SLI technology on a P55 motherboard when they arrived next month. According to nVidia; Intel, MSI, Asus, Gigabyte and EVGA have all signed licensing agreements to use the technology on their motherboards based on the P55 Express chipset.
 
Whatever issues Intel and Nvidia had with each other, have been put to one side, making X58 and P55 the only non-Nvidia chipset boards capable of running multiple GPUs in SLI. This agreement now gives Nvidia coverage of all of the consumer platforms, including Intel Core i7/i5/i3 and AMD's Phenom II. This means users will now be able to buy a motherboard and worry about their choice of GPU later, as they are not locked down to any particular manufacturer any more. A wise move by Nvidia, finally settling the confusion that hung over the situation.
 
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10-08-2009, 08:11:01

ToeJam

Ooops guys, I think I've left the most importatn detail out (just remembered):
I actually wanted to get a new GPU for him, because he can't wait for the new Diablo to get out, and for that he will need a more decent GPU. Would the 260 be up for that as well?
(sorry guys, that's how I am: forgetting the most important things, and putting things to a safe place - mostly never found again) :crazy:



new diablo wont require much graphics tbh its just the way the game is, 260 will dominate it as will a 4870/4890

10-08-2009, 08:53:11

AMDFTW
personaly i would reccomend the 4890 then its cheap and wil beat a 260 and trade punches (in some games) with the 275

10-08-2009, 11:11:06

computernoob
another vote for 4770 here!

10-08-2009, 11:15:01

ToeJam

another vote for 4770 here!



4870 imo:P

10-08-2009, 11:23:39

AMDFTW
4890:

[url]http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/1GB-XFX-HD-4890-Black-PCI-E-20(x16)-4000MHz-GDDR5-GPU-1000MHz-800-Cores-2x-DL-DVI-HDMI-HDCP[/url]

4870:

[url]http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/1GB-Sapphire-HD-4870-Vapor-X-PCI-E-20-(x16)-900MHz-GDDR5-GPU-750MHz-DL-DVI-I-HDMI-D-Sub-HDCP[/url]

896Mb gtx 275:

http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/896MB-EVGA-GeForce-GTX-275-Core-240-55nm-SSC-SuperSuperclocked

BANG4BUCK IMO is the 4890 mate :)

10-08-2009, 11:27:11

ToeJam
over her budget, so 4870 or a 260 im guessing:P

10-08-2009, 11:35:09

AMDFTW
oryt sorry i dident see the budget mate, dammit yer 55nm evga 260's can be had for 130-135 but in that case +1 for the 4870

10-08-2009, 11:36:04

Sihastru
The guys at Toms Hardware posted [URL="http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/budget-radeon-geforce,2364.html"]this (unbiased) roundup[/URL] that should answer all your questions.

Just a small note: stay away from cards with just 512MB. They are old news.

10-08-2009, 12:18:55

nepas
Another vote for the 4770 here,as anything else will be overkill for WOW and Diablo 3,and the 4770 is not a powerhungry card unlike some of the other suggestions here,unless you want to get a new power supply as well

12-08-2009, 05:43:33

Miss_Kiss
Ok, there were too many options, so I went with a search on available cards. I have decreased my budget, as whatever I do I'll also need to get a new PSU. I found this:
GeForce 9600GT:
http ://www videocardshop.co.uk/product.asp?session=@@@@@@@@@@@@AQYHFR683401-0UTCQS@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@&prodid=PV-T94P-YDD

What are your views on this one? As u can see from above it would be used mostly (if not entirely) for online gaming.

Also if you would have suggestions about the PSU that 'd be great.

Cheers!
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