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Nvidia SLI Technology Now Available For Intel Branded X58 Motherboards

Nvidia License SLI to IntelIntel has licensed Nvidia SLI technology allowing it to be included on the Intel DX58SO "Smackover" motherboard. Because of this customers with an Intel X58 based motherboard have the opportunity to equip their i7 system with any combination of Nvidia GPUs, up to Quad SLI.

The result of today’s announcement is that Nvidia SLI technology is now available for all PC platforms, including the Intel Core i7, Intel Core 2 Quad and the Intel Core 2 Duo processors, as well as those based on the AMD Phenom II CPU.

As well as providing industry leading graphics performance, Nvidia GeForce GPUs also provide gamers with additional capabilities that are not found on any other graphics solutions. These include Nvidia PhysX technology for deeper gaming immersion, Nvidia 3D Vision technology which allows for true stereoscopic 3D gaming, and support for CUDA, Nvidias revolutionary architecture that harnesses the power of your Nvidia GPU to speed up applications and tasks such as video encoding, physics calculations, and the playback of High Definition media.

Clem Russo, VP and General Manager of Channel Desktop Platform Group at Intel Corporation, said in a statement today :

The addition of NVIDIA SLI technology to the Intel DX58SO motherboard has been a welcome addition. The pairing of our new Core i7 processors on our Extreme Series motherboard and NVIDIA GeForce graphics has resulted in some of the world’s fastest consumer gaming PC platforms. For playing any of today’s hottest PC titles, this is one awesome combination that our customers have been asking for.

Read Nvidia's full press release here

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