Subject: Graphics Cards, Motherboards, Chipsets | April 28, 2011 - 09:45 AM | Ryan Shrout
Tagged: sli, nvidia, amd, 990x, 990fx, 970
In a move that is long overdue, NVIDIA's Tom Peteresen announced on a blog post that SLI multi-GPU support was finally going to be offered on AMD platforms with the upcoming launch of the AMD 990FX, 990X and 970 chipsets. On previous AMD platforms users have not been able to use multiple NVIDIA graphics cards in SLI because NVIDIA simply did not allow licensing of the technology on them. As of this month, that policy is changing.
According to the post, NVIDIA has had a change of heart and wants to "make sure gamers can benefit from the new CPU competitive landscape and ensure they have NVIDIA SLI – the highest performance, most stable multi-GPU solution - to game on!" The lack of SLI on previous chipsets was the result of Intel being the dominate CPU platform of choice for gamers in recent years.
ASUS, Gigabyte, ASRock, and MSI are going to be the first out of the block with motherboard based on the AMD 990FX, 990X and 970 chipsets with SLI support according to NVIDIA's Petersen.
This doesn't change NVIDIA's stance on the whole licensing and charging motherboard vendors to integrate SLI thing, however. In an ideal world, NVIDIA would have announced that they were opening up SLI to work on ANY motherboard, future or present, that has enough PCI Express slots on them, just like we see today with AMD's own CrossFire technology. Despite pressure to do that, NVIDIA is standing by its current formula and expanding into the realm of AMD chipsets.
Regardless, today is a good day for AMD fans and gamers alike that want more choice and more variety in their system build options for the future. The AMD Llano and Bulldozer-based processors just got a little more gaming friendly.
Subject: Chipsets | February 27, 2011 - 07:35 PM | Ryan Shrout
According to a story posted over at VRZone this weekend, it looks like Intel has not only started shipping the revised, no-more-SATA-bug B3 versions of the Cougar Point chipsets, but has also started sending out the Z68 variant to motherboard vendors. This completely new chipset for the Sandy Bridge platform brings quite a few new features to the table.
Subject: Chipsets | February 15, 2011 - 03:19 PM | Ryan Shrout
Subject: Chipsets | January 31, 2011 - 08:56 PM | Ryan Shrout
Anandtech was able to get some information on the Intel 6-series chipset issue that was revealed earlier today and the problem appears to more technical that originally thought. After some discussion with one of Intel's VPs, the story is revealed.
Subject: Chipsets | January 31, 2011 - 11:59 AM | Ryan Shrout
Happy Monday everyone; except those of you that might work at Intel. It looks like Intel has found (and is readily admitting to) a pretty substantial flaw in the current shipping Intel 6-series chipsets used by the Sandy Bridge processors that were released earlier this month. What could be so series that Intel is taking the time to publicly out itself and plan for a $700M budget hit for recall / replacement?
Subject: Chipsets | November 10, 2010 - 11:10 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
VIA Labs, Inc., a leading supplier of USB 3.0 integrated chip controllers, today announced that the VIA Labs VL750 USB 3.0 to NAND Flash Controller is the first in the world to be certified by the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) for SuperSpeed operation, ensuring high quality multimedia and more immersive and compelling applications.
The comprehensive suite of tests conducted as part of the USB-IF Compliance and Certification Program ensures that certified de
Subject: Chipsets | September 16, 2010 - 11:18 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
TAIPEI, TAIWAN, September 16, 2010 -
VIA Labs, Inc., a leading supplier of USB 3.0 integrated chip controllers, today announced its latest USB 3.0 product, the VIA Labs VL750 Super-Speed USB to NAND flash controller, a revolutionary single-chip solution for the next generation of USB flash drives.
Subject: Chipsets | April 9, 2010 - 12:45 PM | Ryan Shrout
We have already mentioned on PC Perspective that Intel had no plans for a new consumer level desktop chipset for the remainder of 2010. This is important because of the current X58/P55/H57 chipsets lack of support for features liked SATA 6.0 Gb/s and USB 3.0. Instead, current generation Intel platform users require either an expansion card to add those options or will need to buy a new motherboard with those built on-board.
Subject: Chipsets | January 5, 2010 - 11:01 AM | Jonathan Hung
Today NVIDIA has hinted at new mobile technology called Optimus. Optimus will work exclusively with NVIDIA GPUs and we have learned it will work on both Pine Trail netbooks and the just announced Arrandale platforms.
More information can be expected on Thursday when NVIDIA holds their press event at CES.