Intel licenses NVIDIA SLI technology for Core i7 and Core i5 platforms - Embedded.com

Intel licenses NVIDIA SLI technology for Core i7 and Core i5 platforms

LONDON — Intel Corp. has licensed NVIDIA SLI technology for inclusion on its Intel P55 Express chipset-based motherboards designed for the upcoming Intel Core i7 and i5 processor in the LGA1156 socket.

Intel has joined other motherboard manufacturers, including ASUS, EVGA, Gigabyte, and MSI, who have all licensed the technology.

As a result of the agreement, 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 GeForce GPUs, including Quad SLI, for the ultimate visual computing experience.

NVIDIA SLI technology is now available for a number of 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 capabilitiesincluding NVIDIA PhysX technology for deeper gaming immersion, and stereoscopic 3D gaming with NVIDIA 3D Vision technology.

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