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    "Secret war"

    nVidia vs Intel

    War

    If this is true, that nVidia chipsets will not support Nehalem, this will not be good for all sides; especially for consumers.



    (If this has been discussed already, I apologize)

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    Re: "Secret war"

    It's an entirely plausible piece of reporting, not sure how bad it is for the consumers having two companies arguing over chipsets,. After all, the nForce chipset wasn't 100% perfect and for most Intel based chipset offerings, the innovation comes from the manufacturers like aBit and Asus.

    The larger implications are worrying though, if the market goes back to being all the hardware comes from one company, then market pressure disappears and the prices will gradually creep up.

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    Re: "Secret war"

    We still have AMD. nV's chipsets were horrid anyway and didn't offer anything Intel's didn't (that wasn't pointless), and laughably expensive to boot.
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    ...every time Creative bring out a new card range their advertising makes it sound like they have discovered a way to insert a thousand Chuck Norris super dwarfs in your ears...

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    Re: "Secret war"

    I am glad TBH.

    I have been quite annoyed that AMD and nVidia tried to lock us into particular chipsets of choice depending on the gfx card we choose.

    It was completely unneeded (as proven by hacked drivers) and was nothing more then marketing to try and get extra sales of other devices.

    Now at least, we may see them dispense with this BS and let the consumer have the choice they should of had since day 1.
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    Re: "Secret war"

    Quote Originally Posted by Quantum-M View Post
    If this is true, that nVidia chipsets will not support Nehalem, this will not be good for all sides; especially for consumers.
    Do you mind that nVIDIA don't license SLI to any third party chipset makers either? Or that AMD and Intel don't license x86 to nVIDIA?

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    Re: "Secret war"

    If nVidia doesn't make intel chipsets for Nehalem, and doesn't license the 'technology' to support it on other chipsets, then they'll only be left with their half-assed HT3 MCP on AMD, and only shoot themselves in the foot (again (again (again))). I suppose they'd be better off shooting themselves in the head and kill themselves quicker. Who the hell is running the show now anyway?.. Or is it the same person, just developing Alzheimer's or something? :|
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    Re: "Secret war"

    I never have gotten my head around the point with SLI. Maybe all this hybrid graphics mularcky may cause me to update my aging systems, but at the moment I use the barge pole philosophy.

    The article actually suggests that common sense will prevail and the issue will be resolved, so the words that spring to my mind, is "who cares".

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    Re: "Secret war"

    Personally I don't see the use for it either, but then I don't go spending a grand on only my graphics setup. For me, £200-300 for a graphics card every 2 years or so is more than enough to play games.
    Quote Originally Posted by Agent View Post
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    Re: "Secret war"

    Its nVidia's own fault. They have been greedy from day dot and decided to keep all there technology in house to benefit from the profits at the direct expensive of customers. Its that greedy mentality that has got them into this situation.

    In the future I can only see 2 competitors, AMD and Intel. nVidia butting heads with Intel was like a frog trying to eat a fish. They are way out of their depth and if they don't get over themselves are going to find it increasingly difficult in the years to come.

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