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Nvidia SLI Licensed For Intel Core i7, i5 Platforms

Excited for the upcoming Intel Lynnfield platform curious what you'll do with your GeForce SLI setup? Worry no more, as Nvidia announced that it has licensed its SLI technology to Intel as well as other motherboard manufacturers, including ASUS, EVGA, Gigabyte, and MSI for inclusion on their Intel P55 Express Chipset.

Soon you'll be able to grab a P55 motherboard and pair it with a Core i7 or i5 processor in the LGA1156 socket along with an Nvidia GPU set up to quad-SLI.

"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 GM of Intel client board division at Intel. "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."

  • scook9
    "Soon you'll be able to grab a P55 motherboard and pair it with a Core i7 or i5 processor in the LGA1156 socket along with an Nvidia GPU set up to quad-SLI"

    Core i7 is not for P55......way to go guys.....
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  • mlopinto2k1
    You sure about that? Maybe they have a new revision coming out based on the new socket. Hmmpf.. anyway, could you imagine? Quad SLI with 2 GTX295's and an overclocked extreme i7 with 4 SSD's raided and a Bluray Burner? Oh yea, with a 30" monitor as well. 1500watt PSU plus 30" monitor = electricity bill.
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  • fulle
    scook9"Soon you'll be able to grab a P55 motherboard and pair it with a Core i7 or i5 processor in the LGA1156 socket along with an Nvidia GPU set up to quad-SLI"Core i7 is not for P55......way to go guys.....
    Intel is actually branding the high end LGA1156 socket chips as i7, since the 2 highest end LGA1156 chips should have performance superior to the current i7 920. So, I don't see any flaw in this statement.
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  • scook9
    the problem is that I have never heard that and most other people probably have not either (was never mentioned on this site)

    That is also some completely retarded branding on Intel's part, way to confuse EVERYONE
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  • M3d
    Core i7 860 (2.8ghz) and i7 870 (2.93ghz) are LGA1156.
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  • meatwad53186
    scook9"Soon you'll be able to grab a P55 motherboard and pair it with a Core i7 or i5 processor in the LGA1156 socket along with an Nvidia GPU set up to quad-SLI"Core i7 is not for P55......way to go guys.....
    Core i7 IS for P55......way to go scook9.....
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  • astrodudepsu
    It WAS mentioned on this site, many times.

    As least we now have CF and SLI on the new platform as options.
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  • IzzyCraft
    m3dCore i7 860 (2.8ghz) and i7 870 (2.93ghz) are LGA1156.Well that can get confusing. T_T should have named it i8 or something new.
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  • rpmrush
    Intel's branding is about as retarded as Nvidia's. Sockets should be branded separately to avoid confusion. Why didn't they just call it a Q9999. Same concept. Brand them separtely. They are completely different architectures. It is kind of funny seeing Intel and Nvidia playing nice together though. We'll see what happens when Larrabee hits the streets.
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  • bk420
    Okay... but no DX11 from Nvidia this fall...Yeah, I'll stick with AMD/ATI. Cheaper bang for my buck.
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