Just a week ago we reported on The additions that ASUS has introduced to its A8N-SLI board (EZ Plug and EZ Switch) that allow the board to run two video cards simultaneously The SLI standard Of nVIDIA. And today we are receiving an email from nVIDIA that the SLI revolution began today, with the official launch of the board.
The A8N-SLI is designed for the 939 processor's 64 bit processor, and according to the images running through the network, it has a number of interesting features. In addition to the two PCIeX16 slots designed for both graphics cards, it is equipped with three standard PCI slots and two standard PCIe slots. The standard PCIe slots are located between the two slots for the graphics cards, which raises the question of how they will be used when two SLI graphics cards are connected to the board (since the bridge connecting the graphics cards goes just above the standard PCIe connections). The board can identify an eight-channel sound card, and even multiple digital outputs. In addition, ASUS seems to have attached a positive passive coolant to the stabilizing unit. In addition, images of the selection card used by ASUS in its EZ Switch switch were also seen on the network.
In addition, nVIDIA's efforts to spread the new SLI standard are beginning to bear fruit. The company reports that more than 19 companies have received the SLI certificate And they are working energetically on products that support technology. The only graphics chips that support the option now are the 6800GT, 6800U and 6600GT chips, and the only support that will support it in the near future is the nForcexnumx-SLI.
The board with two ASUS video cards (note the connecting bridge between them)
ASUS Switch Card