Nvidia has announced that upcoming P55 chipset-based motherboards for the Intel Core i7 and i5 CPUs will be able to run its Scalable Link Interface technology - the equivalent of AMD's Crossfire multi-graphics card set-up - legally and without any need for cracking or hacking.
The firm has licensed SLI for use on the new Intel chipset-based motherboards, due to hit the streets September.
Previously, the Intel X58 was the first chipset to grant full use of SLI capabilities where other motherboards weren't so lucky. Although the cards could be physically plugged into the motherboards, they just couldn't harness the power of multiple graphics cards on one screen and had to make do with them driving separate screens instead.
Older chipsets such as the X38, X48 and P45 are all left out in the cold as Nvidia didn't like to play nicely with the big boys and those chipsets couldn't run SLI cards in the best possible way.
Or can they? It's come to our attention that some bright spark figured out a way to get SLI working with X38 chipsets, read all about it here.
The likes of Asus and Msi will soon be able to boast about full SLI prowess coming to their P55 motherboards, as these have now been licensed to use the technology.