Up to now, video card sets from NVIDIA Was only possible on chipsets from home NVIDIA או X58 Of Intel, although there is no quantitative restriction. Now it will be possible (in theory) on every motherboard.
From the E-6X00 From home NVIDIA, A pair of video cards could be mounted on a computer system so that instead of one card processing the graphics, two would do so, and in theory double performance concepts (although in reality this is not always the case). Extension can be found In our fresh critique of this subject, Which shows, among other things, the two technologies for multi-video cards over the years. The problem is that until now it has been NVIDIA Conservative, and it was possible to assemble an array SLI Only on chipsets from the company or most motherboards based on The chipset Intel 's X58.
It should be noted that the array Crossfire, Similar toSLI Conceptually, you can also assemble on very old motherboards based on P965 (Although the bandwidth for a couple of video cards will often not be enough) and most of the chipsets from home AMD, Which with launch CardsHD 48X0 Contributed greatly to the popularity of technology. It is not uncommon today to base a gaming computer system on a dual-core or quad-core Intel processor on a motherboard The chipset P45, On a suitable power supply and array Cards HD 4830 and above. Since the chipset and most of its motherboards support a pair of expansion slots PCI-E 2.0 8X, Which provide the same bandwidth as the two slots PCI-E 1.1 16X, Are not limited in the form of the bottleneck of video cards, and people who are not very rich can benefit from technology. Now it is unofficially possible to enjoy exactly the same panels from a pair of video cards from NVIDIA.
Member of the Forums Chinese site Expreview Which is nicknamed Firewings [ccg] Managed using a type board Maximus formula From ASUS (based on the chipset X38), Forming an array SLI של GeForce GTX 260 and-8600GT. Upon discovery, the team contacted him, checked the subject with him, and together managed to run on the board -Maximus II Formula (P45, As well as of Asus) array SLI Of a pair of cards GTX 260, So that the array's performance matches those that need to be on a similar level at home NVIDIA. Currently, this works only partially, but additional work on the software used Firewings [ccg] Will allow to run the array on any Motherboard Has more than one expansion slot type PCI-E. This is a tremendous achievement, which only proves how truly untenable the world computer enthusiast community is.