NVIDIA's SLI Tech Now On Intel X58-Based Mobos

We heard this compatibility was coming way back at NVISION 08, and at long last, it has finally happened. Today, Intel Corporation has licensed NVIDIA SLI technology for inclusion on the DX58SO motherboard for the Core i7 processor, which means that consumers waiting to pull the trigger on an Intel X58-based motherboard, Core i7 CPU and four NVIDIA graphics cards can finally forge ahead.

According to Clem Russo, VP and General Manager of Channel Desktop Platform Group at Intel Corporation: "The addition of NVIDIA SLI technology to the Intel DX58SO motherboard has been a welcome addition. The pairing of our new Core i7 processors on our Extreme Series motherboard and NVIDIA GeForce graphics has resulted in some of the world's fastest consumer gaming PC platforms." Due to the announcements, NVIDIA can now claim that its SLI technology -- which enables gamers to bridge two, three, even four NVIDIA GPUs together for insane performance levels -- is available on all modern consumer PC platforms. Yep, all of them -- including the Intel Core i7, Core 2 Quad and Core 2 Duo processors, as well as those based on the AMD Phenom II CPU.

It's pretty remarkable that it has taken this long for NVIDIA's SLI tech to be officially delivered on the Intel X58 "Smackover" board, but we guess late is better than never. So, did Intel and NVIDIA just make anyone's dreams come true, or what?