NVIDIA News: SLI x16 & Dell

Hello again, HH fans!  I just wanted to pop back in to let you all know that there is some NVIDIA news today.  They are launching a pair of new nForce 4 SLI chipsets, one for the AMD platform and the other for Intel, that sport a pair of true x16 PCI Express graphics slots. The current crop of nForce 4 SLI boards have a pair or x8 electrical connections.  On top of this, NVIDIA is also announcing a new relationship with Dell.  Here's a snip from the official Press release...

NVIDIA nForce4 SLI X16 Powers the Dell XPS Gaming Desktop

Now Available: The World's First NVIDIA nForce4 SLI X16-based PC

nForce4 SLIGet the ultimate gaming system with the first ever NVIDIA nForce4 SLI X16-based PC: the Dell XPS 600. Sporting the world's first full-bandwidth NVIDIA nForce4 SLI X16 platform, the new Dell XPS 600 combines the power of NVIDIA SLI technology with the legendary reliability of Dell. Add dual NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GTX-based graphics cards with 256MB of memory each and you have a "cherry on top" gaming platform ready for today, that's prepared for the future.

Several key NVIDIA technologies power the Dell XPS 600:

  • NVIDIA nForce4 SLI X16
    NVIDIA nForce4 SLI X16 provides two full-bandwith,16-lane PCI Express slots for scalability and performance. Add on two NVIDIA SLI-Ready GPUs, and experience up to 2x the performance of a single GPU thanks to NVIDIA SLI technology


We were told that motherboards based on the new chipsets will be available almost immediately. We expect to have some on the test-bed in the coming weeks, so stay tuned.