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Nvidia Licenses new Intel products

DanTheBanjoman

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Nvidia got a license from Intel to produce 1600MHz FSB products. This is quite logical, since Intel themselves never really made the gaming community happy. With Nvidia making the chipsets Intel makes sure this market stays satisfied. Secondly, just like Intel used ATI chipsets on their boards some time ago Intel will now use Nvidia chipsets in their products.
More surprisingly Nvidia also got a license to use CSI and produce Xeon chipsets. This is quite a major thing since the Xeon chipset market never has been really big. The current platform has some downsides like the memory subsystem and no official SLI/Crossfire support. If the memory issues get fixed by NV (ie dropping FB-DIMMs) is just wishful thinking at the time being, SLI support sounds very obvious though.

Source: The Inquirer
 

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Hmmm, I smell the answer to 4x4 coming. lol
 

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1600mhz fsb, stock products! :twitch:
 

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Answer to 4x4? 4x4 was born dead. It already is a joke compared to current Xeons.
The cpus? Yes. The rest of the platform? No. FB-DIMMS and the lack of SLI hurts the mutli-cpu Intel platform when compared to 4x4. Not that either platform would be hugely popular, but adding SLI and ditching FB-DIMMS would give the Intels the bragging rights in gaming as well.
 

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The CPUs used in the 4X4 are awesome, its just really like a server platform for real. I mean, by themselves, the FX7X CPUs are awesome, it just sucks you have to use both of them.


On this note, it seems Nvidia is stepping up and Intel is wanting SLI for their gaming future. Grimlooking for ATI on a small front.