NVIDIA Authorizes SLI for Centrino
No doubt in a rebuttal to AMD's recent acquisition of ATI, HKEPC reports that NVIDIA has officially authorized Intel to have SLI functionality with the company's Centrino mobile platform. The first mobile chipset to have SLI support will be the i945GM/PM Express chipset and that functionality will be unlocked at the software level by Forceware 91.31 drivers. Obviously, this is a huge development for notebook ODM's as they can now address the wildly popular Centrino platform with their multi-GPU efforts. Perhaps more importantly, this is the first step towards Intel receiving SLI support for their own desktop chipsets. Despite the benefits of the AMD/ATI merger, one gets the feeling that this deal has angered an 800lb gorilla. More than likely, this bit of news is just the tip of the iceberg.