Friday, August 1st 2008

Goodbye NVIDIA nForce?

If the report from Taiwanese industry observer DigiTimes holds ground, NVIDIA could be wrapping up its chipset division. This was revealed by sources at top motherboard manufacturers who have attended a meeting with NVIDIA where the company sought support from them to continue the chipset business. The manufacturers didn't show obvious or in other words, positive support.

Here's how the exit of nForce could affect the industry and you :

  • It will debunk any recent speculation that Apple will be adopting Nvidia chipsets for its upcoming notebook products
  • You could be using the same motherboard for multi-GPU configurations across both ATI and NVIDIA hardware
  • The subtraction of the BR-04 chip on X58 motherboards could still fetch SLI given that some manufacturers hint that they wouldn't bother using it, forcing NVIDIA to "give it away", meaning use it directly on the platform
This means Nvidia needs to find a way of licensing and enabling multi-GPU support on motherboards using Intel and/or AMD chipsets fast. Otherwise it will have to cede the top-end of the graphics card market to AMD, which now has the benefit of Crossfire.

Update: NVIDIA has responded to the DigiTimes article saying that they are not leaving the chipset business and have no intention of doing so.sourceSource: DigiTimes
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63 Comments on Goodbye NVIDIA nForce?

#1
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
TheGuruStud said:
Yeah, I've used vista plenty, nice try. Why would I buy a mac, I'm not retarded (leo4all) and that's all the more reason I wouldn't if they make the boards haha.

wooo, 125w, if your board can't handle that, it's crap through and through (whether it supports it or not).

and not that newegg is reliable, but it seems quite a few people don't think those are awesome boards.
really now so 9/10ths of these are crap?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2010200022+107191003+1071937261&name=AMD+780G

and all of these obviously are crap

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2010200022+1070930149+107191003+1071934372&name=AMD+790X
tell that one to there owners

oh and so are these

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2010200022+1070930149+107191003+1071933947&name=AMD+770

and every single one of these

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2010200022+1070921489&name=AM2
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#2
Morgoth
nvidia must die restistance is futile
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#3
eidairaman1
Im Pretty Sure Nvidia Set a Deal with AMD for Universal Support on the Chipsets, remember During the 754/939 even part of the AM2+ Era Nvidia was releasing NF Sli Chipsets Left and Right, Im sure with this Move Intel would have to either put up or shut up, because that would Leave Users that Like Intel CPUs stuck with AMD CPUs because there is no SLi Solution for Intel.
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#4
GSG-9
TheGuruStud I just read through this thread and your posts including those about Foxconn, you think there midrange is crap? Who else makes (1 year ago) an Matx 754 board that could hit 330Mhz fsb? Yes there was a fatality series board out that could do that, but it cost $40 more.

They have bad caps? They use all Japanese caps on there current boards, or at least the 2 I have seen.

You realize Foxconn is a HUGE part manufacturer for other companies dont you? like ASUS. yes. ASUS has foxconn parts in some of its motherboards, like the P5E-VM HDMI 3 feet away from me? Foxconn parts right on it. My Ipod? made by foxconn. I agree with cdawall you just are not willing to try product.

Morgoth said:
nvidia must die restistance is futile
Cant we adopt that to Intels graphics division? :p
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#5
Morgoth
No there technology is not advanced, ati would suit beter
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#6
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
Morgoth said:
No there technology is not advanced, ati would suit beter
you are one odd little man
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#7
Hayder_Master
nvidia must don't depend on intel chipset's cuz there is no guaranty from intel , we remember the story of nehalm and sli
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#8
candle_86
Intel is back to there Pre Athlon Status of Empire, and its at the stage where it wants 100% control of the market and will do what ever it takes to rub everyone else out. Sadly AMD is loosing the battle and the disadvantage is, as long as Intel is on top everyone plays by Intel rules, remember Intel intends to kill off other chipset makers, other CPU makers, and other video card makers. But we all remember what happened last time intel was here right? They released the Pentium III on a 250nm process and it couldn't go over 600mhz stable, the 650 was quite unstable, it was diffrent than the Pentium 2 with the exception of SSE. They viewed themselves secure in there place, the K6 only brought compitition to the Celeron, but not good enough to sway the market. Intel is there again, Nehlam is Core2 with an IMC, which will produce heat, lower clock speeds, and limit overclocks. The overall design is still largly Pentium Pro based just like the Core2. Intel has added a small update, which didn't help AMD out much, the XP 3200 was still very competive with the single core A64 3000 and 3200 as it had the juice still to run games. Now Intels bus though isnt that constrained as AMD's was back then, it can use its memory already very efficent, and i honestly belive Intel is biting the hand that feeds it here. They are growing Lax again, no major arcitutre updates is a bad thing, the season is ripe again for the Empire to be slain by anyone, maybe VIA even this time, maybe IBM, or maybe AMD still has the right stuff. But untill another company steps up, we all play Intel's way or we don't play at all, thats the message Intel is sending.
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#9
Voyager
Goodbye nForce 2 and 4 :cry: It was a good times, especially chipsets for AMD.
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#10
GSG-9
candle_86 said:
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Well Said.
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#12
candle_86
GSG-9 said:
Well Said.
thanks every now and then i speak with logic
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#13
zithe
cdawall said:
thats so wrong when people look at things 9 times out of 10 they check the best of the best and then look at that companies mid range and look up the foxconn P35-a midrange and good mobo. the A7GM-S 780G and offers support for 125w chips something only top end boards support yet its $66. want some more X38A, P9657AA-8KS2H and the 975X7AB-8EKRS2H and those are just the intel LGA775 boards sold on newegg. you obviously don't know who foxconn is which is fine but insult a product you dont know anything about is just points out your ignorance.

oh and i'm loving the anit-vidsta comment cause that just proves you can't try anything new. don't like MS? thats fine get a mac wait no foxconn makes there stuff
You're awesome. I was about to buy the 975X7AB-8EKRS2H! :D
Foxconn ftw.
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