updated 04:45 pm EST, Wed February 11, 2009
NVIDIA SLI in Intel boards
NVIDIA on Wednesday announced that Intel has licensed and will make SLI graphics technology available on its DX58SO mainboard for Core i7 processor. Combinations of NVIDIA's GeForce GPUs, including quad SLI, can now be equipped on X58-based mainboards with Core i7 CPUs. At the same time, NVIDIA SLI technology will also be made available for Intel's Core 2 Quad and Core 2 Duo processors as well as AMD's Phenom II CPU.
The new graphics support will also bring with it NVIDIA's PhysX tech for accelerated physics in games, 3D gaming support through GeForce 3D Vision technology and support for CUDA architecture that allows the GPU to be used for more mainstream computing tasks such as video transcoding and HD video playback.