MSI brings SLI to all of its X58 mobos

SLI is becoming increasingly accessible in the Core i7 world. MSI tells us it now features support for the Nvidia multi-GPU technology across its entire line of X58 motherboards, allowing even folks with the relatively affordable X58 Pro-E to run multiple GeForces in SLI.

Other supported boards include the X58M, X58 Platinum, X58 Eclipse SLI, and X58 Eclipse Plus. Those boards already support AMD CrossFire X multi-GPU configs, as well.

To enable Nvidia SLI capabilities on the aforementioned mobos, all you need to do is install the latest BIOS update. MSI says that can be done either through the motherboard’s built-in M-Flash tool or through the Window-based Live Update utility.

MSI isn’t the only one to spread the SLI love. As you might recall, Gigabyte also decided to start offering SLI support across its entire X58 motherboard lineup two months ago.

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    • plonk420
    • 10 years ago

    and the X58 Pro?

    • Krogoth
    • 10 years ago

    SLI support has always been locked by Nvidia drivers. They do this with BIOS checks. It looks like Nvidia gave MSI the green light for their X58 line.

    Any chipset with at least two physical 16x PCIE slots can do SLI. It is the same story with CF.

    Edit: I meant in theory.

    • Kurotetsu
    • 10 years ago

    Ah, as much as I wish all the P45 boards still out there would be SLI enabled, that wouldn’t give people incentive to upgrade to X58.

    I recall from a while back people talking about cracking the BIOS of SLI-enabled boards so as to try and bring that over to P35/P45/X38/X48. Did anyone even attempt that?

      • JokerCPoC
      • 10 years ago

      Good Luck, I have two P35 motherboards, Neither has SLI and I don’t see a need really. My GTX 295 is pretty fast already.

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