[coreboot] seeking AMD 990FX / SB950 documentation

David Griffith dave at 661.org
Thu Jul 19 03:06:41 CEST 2012

On Thu, 19 Jul 2012, Mark Nelson wrote:

> Actually no, SLI support isn't anything to do with the actual chipset 
> hardware (provided the chipset has the required number of PCI Express lanes 
> and physical slots of course ;) ).
> SLI certification (and so SLI support) is nVidia's way of controlling which 
> platforms can run their GPUs in SLI mode (and making money out of it all of 
> course). Board makers that want SLI support pay the appropriate licensing 
> fees to nVidia (and submit their board models to nVidia for qualification) 
> and they then receive a special key that they embed in their BIOSs which 
> nVidia's drivers look for before enabling SLI.

I see.  So, what does this mean for people who want to run a pair of 
nVidea boards on a coreboot board in SLI mode?

David Griffith
dave at 661.org

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