NVIDIA SLI Technology Now Licensed for Intel Core i7 and Core i5 Platforms
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — NVIDIA Corporation today announced that Intel Corporation, and the world’s other leading motherboard manufacturers, including ASUS, EVGA, Gigabyte, and MSI, have all licensed NVIDIA(R) SLI(R) technology for inclusion on their Intel(R) P55 Express Chipset-based motherboards designed for the upcoming Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 and i5 processor in the LGA1156 socket. As a result, customers who purchase a validated P55-based motherboard and Core i7 or Core i5 processor when available can equip their PCs with any combination of NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) GPUs, including Quad SLI, for the ultimate visual computing experience.
“NVIDIA SLI technology is a perfect complement to the processing prowess of our new Core i7 and Intel DP55KG desktop board,” said Clem Russo, VP and General Manager of Intel Client Board Division at Intel Corporation. “NVIDIA and Intel share a combined passion for furthering the PC as the definitive platform for gaming, and this combination will surely be attractive to anyone building or purchasing a brand new PC this fall.”
As a result of today’s announcement, NVIDIA SLI technology is now available for all consumer PC platforms, including the Intel Core i7, Core i5, Core 2 Quad and Core 2 Duo processors, as well as those based on the AMD Phenom II CPU. In addition to raw graphics performance, NVIDIA GeForce GPUs also provide gamers with additional capabilities not found on any other discrete graphics solutions, including NVIDIA(R) PhysX(R) technology for deeper gaming immersion, and stereoscopic 3D gaming with NVIDIA(R) 3D Vision(TM) technology.
“Only the best-designed motherboards are capable of tapping into–and reaping maximum benefits from–the powerful synergy between SLI technology and the P55 platform,” said Joe Hsieh, General Manager of ASUS’ Motherboard Business Unit. “ASUS has honed the art and science of motherboard design with the ASUS P7P55 Deluxe and ROG Maximus III Series motherboards, which deliver unparalleled performance and stability.”
For more information on NVIDIA SLI technology, please visit: www.nvidia.com/sli.
NVIDIA (Nasdaq: NVDA) is the world leader in visual computing technologies and the inventor of the GPU, a high-performance processor which generates breathtaking, interactive graphics on workstations, personal computers, game consoles, and mobile devices. NVIDIA serves the entertainment and consumer market with its GeForce(R) products, the professional design and visualization market with its Quadro(R) products, and the high-performance computing market with its Tesla(TM) products. NVIDIA is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif. and has offices throughout Asia, Europe, and the Americas.
Certain statements in this press release including, but not limited to, statements as to: the benefits, features, impact and capabilities of NVIDIA GeForce GPUs, NVIDIA SLI technology, NVIDIA PhysX technology and NVIDIA 3D Vision technology are forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause results to be materially different than expectations. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include: development of more efficient or faster technology; design, manufacturing or software defects; the impact of technological development and competition; changes in consumer preferences and demands; customer adoption of different standards or our competitor’s products; changes in industry standards and interfaces; unexpected loss of performance of our products or technologies when integrated into systems as well as other factors detailed from time to time in the reports NVIDIA files with the Securities and Exchange Commission including its Form 10-Q for the fiscal period ended April 26, 2009. Copies of reports filed with the SEC are posted on our website and are available from NVIDIA without charge. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and speak only as of the date hereof, and, except as required by law, NVIDIA disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements to reflect future events or circumstances.
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“The world is awaiting the arrival of P55 and Core i5, and the inclusion of SLI technology will make the platform complete,” said Klaus Ruether, senior product manager at ATELCO Computer Germany. “We are very excited to offer our customers this amazing platform, which we believe will hit a sweet spot of price, performance, and functionality.”
“Since NVIDIA introduced it back in 2004, SLI has become required equipment for any serious gaming platform” said Kelt Reeves, President of Falcon Northwest. “Clearly the combination of the Intel P55 chipset, Core i5 or i7 processor, and SLI will be the dominant recipe for any high-performance PC from this point forward.”
“Gamers are always looking for the best bang for the buck, and GIGABYTE P55-based motherboards with NVIDIA GPUs running in SLI mode will definitely deliver,” said Henry Kao, VP of Worldwide Service and Sales Marketing of GIGABYTE. “This will be a hot platform for sure.”
“By enabling NVIDIA SLI on Intel’s latest P55 chipset, NVIDIA allows us to bring added flexibility and cutting-edge graphics performance to MAINGEAR gamers,” said Wallace Santos, president of MAINGEAR PC. “We’re excited to offer this configuration to our customers.”
SOURCE NVIDIA Corporation