Alienware has just announced that they are going to develop a license programme for their X2 technology. The X2 technology makes possible to have two PCI Express x16 ports on a single motherboard. The Video Array technology then combines the graphic cards power to increase performances.
Alienware said that they are currently taking a patent for the X2 technology. They haven’t however mentioned the content of this patent currently inaccessible on the United States Patent and Trademark Office website. The only patent currently registered on the design of some of Alienware’s tower cases.
Even if this patent isn’t validated yet, Iwill has already signed a non-exclusive license agreement with Alienware for the X2 technology. We don’t have any additional information but there is still one question: what will be the consequences of such a patent on futures bi PCI Express x16 NVIDIA and VIA’s solutions.