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nForce4 Ultra SLI motherboards? nVIDIA is not happy! - PCstats.com nForce4 Ultra SLI motherboards? nVIDIA is not happy!
Tue, January 18 2005 | 2:11PM | PermaLink Feedback?
The boys at Anandtech have an interesting article on nForce4 Ultra motherboards which are SLI compatible. Yes you read that right, overall performance is not quite as high as NF4 SLI based mobos but close! That and the boards should be cheaper as well! =D

If you have been following the news, some very strange things are going on with the nVidia nForce4 chipsets. About six weeks ago, MSI showed an nForce4 ULTRA motherboard with a regular x16 PCIe slot, plus an open-ended x4 PCIe slot. Those who saw the demos said that MSI was running two matched video cards in what they called a "semi-SLI mode", which ran at about 90% of the performance of normal nVidia SLI. This was an interesting development because nF4 Ultra chipsets are cheaper than nF4 SLI chipsets. The boards based on the Ultra chipset are, therefore, much cheaper than the high-end SLI parts that we are seeing in the market. An arrangement like this would be a god-send for computer enthusiasts who watch their budget, yet still like to enjoy most of the benefits of SLI dual video-card performance.

FULL STORY @ Archived from ANANDTECH
http://anandtech.com/cpuchipsets/showdoc.aspx?i=2322
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