This may not be the year's sensation, but cooperation between AMD, which is responsible for the Radeon video card brand, and NVIDIA is certainly not something you see every day: vr-zone.com publishes slide, Which was probably taken from an internal presentation of NVIDIA, Which shows the intentions of the graphics card developer to bring its SLI technology (which allows the connection of several video cards together in the array) to systems based on processors and chipset's AMD.
In the years since SLI technology has been introduced, GeForce 6xxx Series (At least for NVIDIA, since 3dfx introduced similar technology in the same name as in 1998), NVIDIA tried to push Its nForce chipsets With the exclusive use of technology, but in recent years, When NVIDIA stopped producing new chips (And it's doubtful that you'll ever go back to the field), she needed a new way to keep pushing the SLI forward. The solution came in the form of an agreement בין NVIDIA For motherboard makers, where they will pay a "license fee" for any SLI-supported motherboard they sell, and so we've seen Intel chips based on Intel X58, P55 and P67 chips offered both SLI technology and support. NVIDIA And in AMD's CrossFireX technology, with AMD motherboards and processors left "out of bounds" for NVIDIA, Up to now.
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Now, it seems that NVIDIA plans to offer the SLI technology for integration with AMD's new 990X and 990FX chips, which will arrive soon and support the AM3 + - And on the Bulldozer platform (The FX-Series processors The speakers). According to the chip, the 990X chip can support the SLI array of two video cards, while the 990FX chip can support two or three video cards. The use of AMD chip technology will only be offered to manufacturers already in agreement with AMD NVIDIA (In the field of Intel processor boards) and will not require the installation of Intel chip The NF200. It is further stated on the slide that the terms of the agreement will be broadly similar to those currently offered in the P67 tables (in the network, they talk about a license fee of a few dollars per Motherboard Equipped withSLI Sold), and therefore it remains to be hoped that the parent agencies that support theSLI Will not be significantly more expensive than those that do not support technology.
It is not clear what caused the change in this move, since it clearly required agreement from both NVIDIA and AMD, which are waging a stubborn war on each other in the video card market. Can be seen during a simple business agreement designed to help the two companies develop and gain additional profits (even though they are competitors), but the network is already speculating speculations pointing On processing capabilities, And gaming in particular, The impressive FX-Series processors as the real reason for the birth of this agreement. Whether these rumors are true or not, there is no doubt that support forSLI Will help the FX-Series processors upgrade and woo the performance-loving audience more than ever before.