X58 reference board might SLI

"Nvidia announce the SLI software key allowing manufacturers to have SLI motherboards without the nForce chip."

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X58 reference board might SLI
Nvidia made a very important and interesting announcement last night explaining plans to open up SLI to it's ODM and OEM customers. In the same announcement Nvidia insists that the nForce 200 chipset and X58 boards based on the chip will not become obsolete.
This announcement shows that there is a good chance motherboard manufacturers will be able to use a software key to enable SLI rather than having to embed the nForce chip in their motherboards. The software key won't be free as Nvidia can see a profit from selling it. Nvidia see Intel as an ODM which means if Intel pays up then the x58 motherboards can have SLI support.
Nvidia has yet to reveal how much this software key will cost but it has assured us that SLI x58 boards will be available for when Bloomfield appears.
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24-08-2008, 20:52:36

Hey everyone, I just started playing TF2 and it's really good fun imo. Is there any chance we could get a server up and running for it so peeps from OC3D could have a bash against each other? :D

24-08-2008, 21:36:06

If they don't, i play on a pretty good server most days. I think i'm on the OC3D steam community page. Add me as a friend. They also have an arena server which is good fun, but not one i play that often as i usually like a lower pace and the ability to ambush (all the assult maps are too open, scouts can get anywhere without going through narrow tunnels stren with hiding spots). I think i'm on the OC3D steam community page. Add me as a friend.
Saying that, i think it would make for a great place to meet and warm up. It's a much more light hearted version of the game.

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