nVIDIA to enable SLI on the X58 Chipset

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by nanofrog, Aug 30, 2008.

  1. nanofrog macrumors G4

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    Looking around, I stumbled across an article that might interest those who plan to purchase a Nehalem Mac Pro.

    Article link.

    There will be some sort of certification process, and fees will be involved.

    I've no idea if Apple would submit to this, but it may be possible.
     
  2. Elven macrumors 6502a

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    I very much doubt they will, but boy if they did :eek:
     
  3. nanofrog thread starter macrumors G4

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    I also came across another article in Fudzilla.

    Provided this is correct, a hack might be possible. :)
     
  4. m1stake macrumors 68000

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  5. nanofrog thread starter macrumors G4

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    The article linked was Aug. 28. I haven't seen anything earlier. :eek: :)
     
  6. kabunaru Guest

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    Do you guys really think that the next Mac Pro will have SLI/CrossFire support in Mac OS X? :confused:
     
  7. alphaod macrumors Core

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    So SLI in the next Alienware laptops?! Old news! :rolleyes:
     
  8. nanofrog thread starter macrumors G4

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    I honestly don't know, but I think it would make a lot of people happy. Not to mention help close the gap in graphics performance between Macs and PC's. :)
     
  9. m1stake macrumors 68000

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    It was on the Nvidia website long before Nvision.
     
  10. Pressure macrumors 68040

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    They were forced to enable software SLI on the next big hardware platform from Intel as nVIDIA does not hold a license to make chipsets for Nehalem and the motherboard makers weren't pleased to pay extra money for a chip that were basically not needed.

    This would have left the entire multi-GPU market for AMD.

    Just marketing and a slight death-rattle.
     
  11. nanofrog thread starter macrumors G4

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    I hadn't seen it. I've spent more time on ATI research, as their products currently perform better under OS X. ;)
    To me, they've failed to wrest control via the chipset market, and this is just the next iteration. Not just keep them in the market segment. :p

    I don't know if Apple will enter any certification/licensing agreements with nVidia or not. I tend to doubt this.

    My primary reason for even posting this was all of the questions about SLI and Crossfire under OS X that get asked. Another would be the possibility of additional graphics options on the way. Many members seem to be interested for some reason. :D
     

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