The Inq reports that Epox has managed to do something Intel and ATI claim is undoable - namely run Crossfire on their i945 chipset based board; Theo of the Inq speculates they do this by "pretending" to be an i955/i975 to the drivers.
Oh, and their 945 board also supposedly supports Conroe - I guess they use the new VRM.
Apparently Epox boards that support their "GLI" scheme (yes, yet another name for SLI) are capable of supporting both SLI and Crossfire, probably much to the chagrin of ATI, Nvidia and Intel.
Frankly, I am getting really tired of these marketing games. As far as I am concerned, both ATI and Nvidia are shooting themselves in the foot, and costing themselves sales, by trying to lock SLI/Crossfire customers to their own chipsets or "blessed" partners.
I somewhat understand the argument that "we don't want the support headaches of unsupported platforms" but there is a reasonably easy workaround for that - don't support those platforms! Heck, throw up a big dialog box at driver installation or warning the user that this board is not supported for SLI/Crossfire.