Intel will then release the 975X chipset, essentially a 955X version with
dual x8 capability and supports for two GeForce 6600 or higher cards. The 975X
is scheduled to debut with the Presler (65nm, Dual Core, 2 x 2MB L2, VT, LT).
The initial samples of the 975X are much more capable than especially NVIDIA may
have expected. The chipset is not only capable of supporting SLI, but ATI
Crossfire as well. ATI has announced over at IDF that they have already
validated

Intel D955XBK board
to support Crossfire. A launch date for the new Intel
flagship chipset has not been set but early February would not be a bad guess.

Intel will then release the 975X chipset, essentially a 955X version with
dual x8 capability and supports for two GeForce 6600 or higher cards. The 975X
is scheduled to debut with the Presler (65nm, Dual Core, 2 x 2MB L2, VT, LT).
The initial samples of the 975X are much more capable than especially NVIDIA may
have expected. The chipset is not only capable of supporting SLI, but ATI
Crossfire as well. ATI has announced over at IDF that they have already
validated

Intel D955XBK board
to support Crossfire. A launch date for the new Intel
flagship chipset has not been set but early February would not be a bad guess.