Multi-GPU technology to be available more widely

Nvidia SLI coming to AMD motherboards

Nvidia announced that that the firm’s multi-GPU SLI technology is coming to AMD motherboards including those based on the 970, 990X and 99FX chipsets.

Nvidia spokesman Andrew Burnes said that while AMD’s status among PC gamers "fell by the wayside" in recent years, the number of affordable high performance motherboards meant it was a "great time" to introduce SLI support.

"After all, we want to make sure that gamers can benefit from the new competitive CPU landscape and to ensure that their existing SLI setups can be utilised in all systems," Burnes wrote on the GeForce web site.

SLI support will appear in motherboards from the likes of Asus, Gigabyte, ASRock and MSI with one of the first to arrive the Asus Republic Of Gamers Crosshair V Formula AMD gaming motherboard.

Burnes couldn’t resist taking some pot shots at arch graphics rival AMD, calling Nvidia’s SLI the "highest performance, most stable" multi GPU technology and drawing attention to Valve’s Steam hardware survey figures that show 93 per cent of multi-GPU systems were Nvidia based.

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