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Core 2 Duo and SLI, a match made in heaven?

NVIDIA has announced its SLI technology has made its way into enthusiast Core 2 Duo based systems from leading system builders. SLI equipped Core 2 Duo systems are available from gaming system manufacturers such as Alienware, Falcon Northwest and Voodoo PC. Other manufacturers include ABS, Alternate, Amax/Ajump, Atelco, Carri, Casper, CyberPower, Everest, Evesham, FDC, HCL Infosystems, Hyrican, iBuyPower, Infinity, Komplete, Kraftway, Levi, Maingear, Mesh, Monarch, Next, NTT, Paradigit, PC Club, Polywell, Quiet PC, Sahara Computers, Scan, SHG, Starmaster, Systemax, Tarox, Topnotch, Velocity Micro, Vicious PC, Vigor Gaming, Vobis and many more.

Lacking from the list of Core 2 Duo SLI system manufacturers is Dell, which hasn’t officially announced Core 2 Duo XPS systems yet. Since Intel’s 975X Express chipset is only compatible with ATI’s CrossFire dual graphics card configuration, Intel users seeking Core 2 Duo and SLI compatibility are forced to use NVIDIA chipsets. NVIDIA offers a variety of Core 2 Duo compatible SLI chipsets including the nForce 4 SLI X16 and nForce 590 SLI chipsets.

With NVIDIA hyping Quad SLI a lot lately its strange to not see NVIDIA tout Quad SLI equipped Core 2 Duo systems, though this could possibly be because system manufacturers are still waiting for WHQL certified Quad SLI drivers.



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RE: Maybe because its not mainstream..
By GhandiInstinct on 7/27/2006 8:27:55 PM , Rating: 0
The times of Half-Life 2 and Doom 3 anticipation, for next generation software gaming are gone now.

There's nothing to flaunt systems like these around for anymore. Unless you work with rendering and compiling, but then you might as well go for dual-processesing and quadrofx's.


RE: Maybe because its not mainstream..
By GhandiInstinct on 7/27/06, Rating: 0
RE: Maybe because its not mainstream..
By chickenselects on 7/27/2006 8:57:31 PM , Rating: 2
because the new unreal engine isn't anything special right? /sarcasm

and you know that new crytek engine will continue to run on Geforce 4s /sarcasm

We need faster gpus period.


By imaheadcase on 7/27/2006 11:04:59 PM , Rating: 4
Faster GPUs of course, but quad systems that cost so much?

Forgetaboutit.

Everyone knows SLU/Crossfire is just a 3dFX of today, its a bandaid till something amazing comes around.

Lets hope Dx10 is something like that..


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