NVIDIA SLI Licensed for Intel Sandy Bridge Motherboards

bp9801 - December 8, 2010 04:38PM in Motherboards

Intel's Sandy Bridge series of processors is almost here and with that comes a new motherboard platform. We all know AMD Crossfire will work on it, but what about NVIDIA SLI? Well, NVIDIA just announced today that its SLI technology has been licensed by leading motherboard manufacturers for use on Intel P67 Express motherboards. The P67 Express boards will be necessary for the Sandy Bridge processors, and now boards from the likes of Intel, ASUS, Gigabyte, EVGA, MSI, and more, will have the capability of running NVIDIA SLI. All the motherboards will have support for single or dual NVIDIA cards in SLI, with ones having the NF200 chip capable of running 3-way SLI. The ASUS Maximus IV Extreme, first shown here, will be one such board with an NF200 chip so you will be more than capable of picking up three GTX 580s, or something similar, to run on it. The Intel Sandy Bridge processors and P67 Express motherboards are expected to launch early next year.