Graphic chip maker Nvidia has announced that the company has licensed its SLI multi-graphics card technology to motherboard manufacturer AMD.
Nvidia used to only licence its SLI technology to AMD for motherboards based on Intel chipsets as it felt that AMD was lagging behind Intel in the gaming market.
But with hardcore gamers making repeated requests for SLI for AMD chipsets, the company was forced to license the technology to AMD.
“After all, we want 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 company said in a statement, reports CRN.
According to Nvidia, AMD will soon include SLI technology on motherboards built on the AMD 990FX, 990X and 970 chipsets. ASUS, Gigabyte, ASRock, and MSI will be among the first manufacturers to offer this new technology with more companies expected to sign up soon.
Nvidia will be able to expand the reach of its SLI graphics technology by also offering support for AMD’s upcoming FX-series Bulldozer processors and the Zambezi processors, which are expected to be launched soon.
According to the gaming site Stream, around 93 percent of all multi-GPU systems among their customers use SLI.