NVIDIA today announced that it has licensed its SLI technology to leading motherboard manufacturers like Intel, ASUS, Gigabyte, MSI and EVGA for use on their P67 Chipset-based motherboards.
Customers who purchase Intel’s upcoming Sandy Bridge Processor along with a SLI-certified motherboard will be able to equip their PCs with any combination of single or dual NVIDIA GPUs. With this announcement, NVIDIA’s SLI tech is now available to all consumer based desktop and mobile PC platforms, including the Intel Core i7, Core i5, Core i3, Core 2 Quad and Core 2 Duo processors, as well as those based on the AMD Phenom II CPU.
Consumers with the requisite hardware will be able to use features not present in any other discrete graphics solution. Features such as PhysX and 3D Vision will allow for deeper gaming immersion as well as jaw dropping stereoscopic 3D on a single display or spanning across multiple displays for an immersive gaming environment.
According to Joel Christensen, General Manager of Intel Client Board Division at Intel; “The combined processing prowess of Sandy Bridge and NVIDIA SLI technology will provide consumers with the building blocks for the ultimate gaming PC platform. Both NVIDIA and Intel continue to 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 in 2011.”