PC enthusiasts, manufacturers, and developers around the world have a lot to be excited about today with NVIDIA’s announcement that it will be bringing the power and performance of its SLI® multi-GPU technology to Intel’s upcoming line of Bloomfield CPUs. New SLI motherboards will feature the NVIDIA nForce® 200 SLI processor, Intel Bloomfield CPUs, and Tylersburg (X58) chipsets. The nForce 200 SLI processor features patented SLI technology for graphics bandwidth management and multi-GPU peer-to-peer communications, both required to optimize graphics performance.

PC enthusiasts, manufacturers, and developers around the world have a lot to
be excited about today with NVIDIA Corporation’s announcement that it will be
bringing the power and performance of its SLI® multi-GPU technology to Intel’s
upcoming line of Bloomfield CPUs. With this winning combination, consumers will
have an SLI platform designed for current and future graphics-intensive games
and applications; these platforms can be powered by one, two, or even three
NVIDIA GeForce® GPUs, including the new, award-winning GeForce GTX 280 and GTX
260 GPUs.

New SLI motherboards will feature the NVIDIA nForce® 200 SLI processor, Intel
Bloomfield CPUs, and Tylersburg (X58) chipsets. The nForce 200 SLI processor
features patented SLI technology for graphics bandwidth management and multi-GPU
peer-to-peer communications, both required to optimize graphics performance.

“With GeForce-based visual computing application, our customers are experiencing
exciting new ways to interact with their photos and videos while also
experiencing the bone-chilling realism from our latest graphics processors,”
said Jeff Fisher, senior vice president of GPU business at NVIDIA. “Our SLI
technology allows us to combine the power of hundreds of GeForce processing
cores in multi-GPU configurations with Intel’s latest CPUs for platforms that
are sure to excite our customers.”

What the Customers Are Saying:
“It’s great to see that NVIDIA opted to enable SLI on the future Intel
Bloomfield platform,” said Rahul Sood, CTO Voodoo Business Unit, HP. “Make love
not war I say… and NVIDIA’s enablement of Intel chipsets to support SLI will
make our jobs much easier in offering a better customer experience as we
continue to evolve HP’s award-winning Blackbird 002 and Voodoo Omen platforms.”

“Our clients want the best of everything, and it’s our job to package the best
technologies into one complete system for them,” said Kelt Reeves, president of
Falcon Northwest. “NVIDIA’s SLI configurations have produced the fastest
graphics solutions on the market for years, and the ability to pair SLI with
Intel’s upcoming processors will deliver a level of overall system performance
no one has ever seen before. We can’t wait to equip Falcon Northwest systems
with this solution!”

“NVIDIA`s SLI technology is the outstanding feature of high-end gamer PCs,” says
Klaus Rüther, Desktop Product Manager at Atelco. “We are very pleased that the
SLI technology will be available for the new line of Intel Bloomfield CPUs. With
SLI, the gamer can experience the latest PC games as if they were real.”

“Medion is a highly regarded European OEM as an innovator in enthusiast-based
PCs,” said Oliver Soellner, CMO at Medion. “By adding NVIDIA SLI with Intel’s
next-generation CPU platform, we can offer the most feature rich Medion Erazer
PCs with blistering graphics performance, which is sure to satisfy the most
demanding users.”

“Fujitsu-Siemens is excited to see NVIDIA SLI technology associated with Intel
Bloomfield CPUs. This combination addresses the innovative gaming market and
will bring the best experience to gamers worldwide,” said Michael Hilpert,
Senior Product manager at FSC.

“What a great, great move, the ability to have 3-way SLI, with Intel Bloomfield
CPUs. The combination will break all the existing performance barriers and
deliver a whole new user experience. The wait is over,” Elan Raja III Director
Scan Computers.

“Over the last four years, NVIDIA has been recognized for its SLI technology
innovation and leadership,” said Joe Hsieh, General Manager at ASUS. “This
technology is an excellent feature that customers are demanding for their new
Intel platforms. We are excited about bringing the power of this platform to our
Intel customers.”

“Acer congratulates NVIDIA on its nForce 200 SLI technology platform and we are
very interested to bring it to market,” said Brian Bogaard, Product Business
Manager, Acer EMEA Desktop PC

The pairing of the NVIDIA nForce® 200 SLI MCP with Intel’s new Bloomfield CPU
and Tylersburg core logic chipset will deliver NVIDIA 3-way SLI technology for
an unmatched PC gaming experience, providing up to a 2.8× performance boost over
traditional single graphics card platforms. When playing the most cutting-edge
games, including current titles such as Crysis and Call of Duty 4: Modern
Warfare, 3-way SLI technology lets gamers ratchet up the resolution to 2500 ×
1600, while turning on all of the tasty eye candy, including high-dynamic range
lighting, motion blur, and realistic environmental effects.

Motherboards and PC systems featuring support for the NVIDIA nForce 200 SLI
processor, NVIDIA GeForce GPUs, and NVIDIA SLI technology will be available from
the world’s leading motherboard manufacturers, add-in card companies, and major
system builders including: Acer, ASUS, Atelco, Coolmod, Dell, Ditech, Falcon
Northwest, Founder, Fujitsu-Siemens Computer, Gigabyte, Haier, Hypersonic PC,
Iqon/Commodore, K&M, Komplett, Komputronik , Legend, Maingear, Medion, MSI,
Multirama, Next, Scan Computers , Sky Electronics , Tongfang, TS, Velocity
Micro, Vigor Gaming, and more.