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AthlonXP1800
06-06-07, 03:16 PM
Future Intel motherboards will official support SLi.

http://www.theinq.com/default.aspx?article=40123

rudedog
06-06-07, 03:21 PM
Does it make sense that the board pictured has an ATI chip on board?

Upper left hand corner

Digital_Trans
06-06-07, 03:52 PM
Sweet! all Intel needs to do now is buy out NVIDIA like AMD did with those poor ATI guys. Man, this is great news!

hirantha
06-06-07, 03:57 PM
damn they gotta make up their mind is it SLI or no SLI ... i wont keep my hopes up ... damn these people.

yep whats up with that ATI on board?

Banko
06-06-07, 05:05 PM
So does this mean with a bios update my dfi will support SLi?

hirantha
06-06-07, 05:45 PM
So does this mean with a bios update my dfi will support SLi?

no i think its x38 chipset and above

MUYA
06-07-07, 04:54 AM
I don't think its motherboards that Intel got a license for but ASICs...chipsets for this matters

jAkUp
06-07-07, 05:04 AM
I don't think that proves much, it could have just been a misprint on the paper.

CainSyris
06-07-07, 06:41 PM
God, this would be a dream come true.

Finally, I could dump nVidia instability for Intel rock-solid strength and quality.

I'd replace this 680i in a HEARTBEAT with a DDR2-capable X38 if it were true. I mean, really, who wouldn't drop nvidia's immature chipsets for Intel chipsets? I was already tempted by the X38...

Well, other than eVGA-employees of course... ;)

To be honest, though, I think jakup's worried doubt is probably on the mark. If nVidia gives Intel SLI, no one would buy nVidia-chipset motherboards for Intel CPU's. Then, nVidia would have to compete on price again and even there, Intel could trounce them.

So you see why companies like eVGA and BFG would be terrified by this possibility. Their motherboards would go from $250 high end to $120 low-end commodities. Would nVidia do this to their top tier motherboard partners just to get into bed with Intel?

Maybe... but one has to imagine it'd kill their bottomline.

MUYA
06-09-07, 05:11 AM
http://www.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=9017

http://img.hexus.net/v2/internationalevents/computex2007/JARS/Wednesday/DSCF3977_cropped.jpg

Foxcon are advertising Crossfire and SLI support

Redeemed
06-09-07, 06:28 AM
http://www.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=9017

http://img.hexus.net/v2/internationalevents/computex2007/JARS/Wednesday/DSCF3977_cropped.jpg

Foxcon are advertising Crossfire and SLI support

That board spikes my interest more than any other currently. If they do release it... I'll buy it. Even for $400. If it goes for less, it'll be a dream come true. :D

hirantha
06-09-07, 12:09 PM
http://www.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=9017

http://img.hexus.net/v2/internationalevents/computex2007/JARS/Wednesday/DSCF3977_cropped.jpg

Foxcon are advertising Crossfire and SLI support

ah YEAH! its a beauty!

Mr_LoL
06-09-07, 12:34 PM
http://www.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=9017

http://img.hexus.net/v2/internationalevents/computex2007/JARS/Wednesday/DSCF3977_cropped.jpg

Foxcon are advertising Crossfire and SLI support
Anyone want to bet that this thing wouldn't overclock at all?

SLINROB
06-09-07, 03:04 PM
Anyone want to bet that this thing wouldn't overclock at all?


I wouldn't doubt it:rolleyes: because we all know it would just be to good to be true if we can have our cake and eat it too.

Bman212121
06-09-07, 03:26 PM
The board is interesting but the layout it quite bad, especially the SATA placement directly under the the second PCIe x16 slot.

Actually I don't think it will be as bad as it looks. I'd agree that if you had 8800GTX SLI you might have to get different sata cable with 90 degree heads to use some of those ports, but the other row should still be accessable. Overall I think the only thing that I don't like is that extra molex power for SLI being in the middle of the board. I'd love to see them move that toward the edge of the board.

The layout of the PCI/PCI-E slots is good though, so even if you use 2 graphic cards you still can get to a 1x PCI-E and a PCI slot, as well as another PCI-E x16 slot.

Xion X2
06-09-07, 03:53 PM
The Inquirer? Why didn't you just pick up a supermarket tabloid and start believing pregnant mothers would give birth to aliens from Zoltar?

jAkUp
06-09-07, 08:42 PM
Anyone want to bet that this thing wouldn't overclock at all?

It should OC ok since it is an x38 chipset, maybe not as good as some of the other guys, but it shouldn't be terrible.

SLINROB
06-09-07, 09:12 PM
The Inquirer? Why didn't you just pick up a supermarket tabloid and start believing pregnant mothers would give birth to aliens from Zoltar?


But that really did happen didnt it?

Brent101
06-09-07, 11:46 PM
This Foxconn mutli-GPU support seems kind of fishy to me.

Since it is not officially SLI, I have this feeling that everytime a new forceware driver is released, we'll have to wait for Foxconn to release a new driver as well. And Foxconn probably will only wait for Forceware WHQLs and how fast they will be at updating their drivers is a big issue. Hopefully I'm wrong and it works great, but I'm really skeptical of how well this will be supported.

Xion X2
06-10-07, 12:31 AM
But that really did happen didnt it?

You were born, weren't you? :)