Intel doesn’t even try to hide the fact that it is very upset over Nvidia’s attitude. Nvidia simply doesn’t want to let Intel to use SLI on X38 or other 3 series of chipsets.
Intel tried to win this one but Nvidia simply doesn’t want to hurt Drew Henry's chipset business and wants to remain exclusive and allow SLI only on Nvidia solutions.
We are sure that Intel is going to get back at Nvidia sooner or later, as Grapzilla has stepped on too many toes of Chipzilla people. Traditionally its not that a good idea to upset a beast that is 20 plus times bigger than you but Jen Hsuns boys just like to play with the fire.
Intel can always Larrabee Nvidia and the L word might be like the secret spell for 2008 that is set to change some discrete graphic orders.