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    News - NVIDIA forced to enter licence deal with Rambus

    The GPUs will keep flowing, but at what cost?
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    Re: News - NVIDIA forced to enter licence deal with Rambus

    Surprised they reported the royalty details - presumably it's the same agreement that AMD reached with RAMBUS some time ago.

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    Re: News - NVIDIA forced to enter licence deal with Rambus

    The PR talked about standard licensing terms, so I'd assume it would be similar to the AMD deal.

    Having said though, there's not a lot you can tell from the amounts they gave. How much are the royalties on the RAM controllers even worth? It really is a bit vague, and would probably take some iSuppli-style teardown to even get close to figuring it out.

    Long story short, though, it amounts to a big chunk of cash that I'm guessing NVIDIA don't have spare.

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    Re: News - NVIDIA forced to enter licence deal with Rambus

    I wonder if they will have to backdate royalties on products already sold - could be a fair amount.

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    Re: News - NVIDIA forced to enter licence deal with Rambus

    I hate Rambus. Those bastards make money by suing everyone for patent infringement.
    A man must have code -Bunk

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    Re: News - NVIDIA forced to enter licence deal with Rambus

    Quote Originally Posted by ddg4005 View Post
    I hate Rambus. Those bastards make money by suing everyone for patent infringement.
    Well, they don't have to use Rambus' designs. If they can come up with their own smart way of doing things then they won't have to use someone else's patented designs. If the design is too broad then the patent won't be enforceable. But I think the court cases are proving that's not the case.

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    Re: News - NVIDIA forced to enter licence deal with Rambus

    Quote Originally Posted by ddg4005 View Post
    I hate Rambus. Those bastards make money by suing everyone for patent infringement.
    They have to as there ram was an expensive POS.

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    Re: News - NVIDIA forced to enter licence deal with Rambus

    Most importantly, at least without the settlement costs they were back in the green.

    Edit: NVM, thought this was the quarterly earnings thread
    Kalniel: "Nice review Tarinder - would it be possible to get a picture of the case when the components are installed (with the side off obviously)?"
    CAT-THE-FIFTH: "The Antec 300 is a case which has an understated and clean appearance which many people like. Not everyone is into e-peen looking computers which look like a cross between the imagination of a hyperactive 10 year old and a Frog."
    TKPeters: "Off to AVForum better Deal - £20+Vat for Free Shipping @ Scan"
    for all intents it seems to be the same card minus some gays name on it and a shielded cover ? with OEM added to it - GoNz0.

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