Nvidia starts working on SLI 2
WE DON'T NEED to be in Taiwan to know what's going on in the industry but as you know it was not our choice to skip humid Computex show.
However, we learned that even if Crossfire defeats SLI, Nvidia has some secret horses for a new race. It is working on something that we know as SLI 2.
As you know SLI, has been around for a few quarters now and Nvidia is working to improve this marchitecture. One of the teams was working to get some better silicon at the same time and that’s what we believe is going to be called SLI2.
We learned that Nvidia is working on a motherboard that will have more PCIe lanes and might actually get close to two times 16 PCIe lanes, the ultimate for PCIe graphic cards in SLI mode.
We are not sure how much two times PCIe 16 times lanes will change the actual SLI score but this is something that we need to see before making our own mind . It could be good thing you never know.
Nvidia will also improve number things on its new silicon once it polishes it enough as it learned from its first born SLI chipset. We don’t have any idea about timing of final specification and features of such SLI 2 chipsets and boards but we will work on it. µ