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    Nvidia dropping out of motherboard chips

    I know this has been denied but if this statement from The Inquirer is to be believed SLI on native x58 boards it starts to have some credibility

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    Re: Nvidia dropping out of motherboard chips

    It doesn't mean that nVidia will stop producing mobo chips, although it certainly is possible. It could just mean, however, that both Intel and nVidia boards can do SLI now. We'll just have to see. Now, if Intel starts producing boards that support Tri and Quad SLI, then I'll start seriously thinking nVidia is getting out of the mobo game.

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    Re: Nvidia dropping out of motherboard chips

    Intel doing SLi boards will effectively remove nvidia's purpose for being in the motherboard market anyway, so they can either bow out gracefully and simply reap the rewards of intel boards offering SLi or look a bit silly... and reap the rewards for intel boards offering SLi

    Unless they suddenly become stable no one will really buy them anyway.

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    Re: Nvidia dropping out of motherboard chips

    Quote Originally Posted by staffsMike View Post
    Intel doing SLi boards will effectively remove nvidia's purpose for being in the motherboard market anyway, so they can either bow out gracefully and simply reap the rewards of intel boards offering SLi or look a bit silly... and reap the rewards for intel boards offering SLi

    Unless they suddenly become stable no one will really buy them anyway.
    Point taken. However, I was thinking more of nVidia could still produce high-end enthusiast board with Tri or Quad SLI (assuming Intel doesn't do these themselves as well). Depending on what Intel decides to release, nVidia could still have a 'specialty' market that it could service. And/or, they could have different boards from the Intel designs (kinda like now) with alternate features and such...and still reap the rewards of Intel's own mobos supporting SLI too, as you said.

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    Re: Nvidia dropping out of motherboard chips

    one of the main reasons for getting an intel system was for a intel chipset mobo.
    my old pc has an nforce3 chip set ugh...
    hope nvidia give up on mobos and stick to gpu's

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