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Nvidia officially halts chipset development.

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Not surprising, nVidia's Intel chipsets never really caught on in the Intel market, and they weren't as good as Intel's own chipset(kind of sucks that there won't be any real competition for Intel or AMD now though). They used to have the best AMD chipsets, but have been lagging behind recently. I hope this doesn't mean motherboard prices will be going up.
 
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Yeah hopefully. Its kind of Intel's way of saying "this is what you get for not sharing SLI" least i think. And my nvidia 680i cant overclock my q6600 like a p35 can :(
 
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Green camp finally realizing that High end isn't the way to go. ATI has gained so much ground in the past 1.5 years and they want it back. They gonna compete directly with ATI in the mid range department which is nice for consumers.
 

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Yeah hopefully. Its kind of Intel's way of saying "this is what you get for not sharing SLI" least i think. And my nvidia 680i cant overclock my q6600 like a p35 can :(
Speaking of SLi, maybe this will mean that SLi will be officially unlocked for all chipsets, as long as the motherboard can support two graphics cards.
 
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Speaking of SLi, maybe this will mean that SLi will be officially unlocked for all chipsets, as long as the motherboard can support two graphics cards.
Pretty sure they would have to do that until they get that new licence from intel... On another note poor SLi cracking guys...They might be doing all that work for nothing or atleast just for AM3 boards
 
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Speaking of SLi, maybe this will mean that SLi will be officially unlocked for all chipsets, as long as the motherboard can support two graphics cards.
I think they agreed for that for the p55 chipsets. maybe a bios update for previous ones?
 
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I have a funny feeling this is in relation to"Larrabee".

Quote: Is there no one else!?!:eek:
 
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I have a funny feeling this is in relation to"Larrabee".

Quote: Is there no one else!?!:eek:
I spectulated in the "NV kills off GTX260/75/85" thread that if NV did die, or remove itself from the the consumer graphics card market, that AMD would probably still have competition with Intel, if Larrabee comes out.
 

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Good riddance. At least for now, as their chipsets has halted lately. But nForce 2 will always be in my heart. :(
 

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Absolutely good riddance. My P7N Platinum was far inferior to my Asus P5K-E. Slower (SATA and USB performance), OCed worse, more expensive, less SATA and USB, only "benefit" it had was that it supported SLI
 
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Interesting. Notice how nVidia are stacking the printed evidence in their (future law case) favour. They dont refer to QPI, but to DMI. DMI is of course an old interface that I believe they DO have rights to... or at least... Intel cannot stack proprietary claim.

So the next step is to state that QPI is nothing other than DMI in practice. Just a protocol revision at higher speeds. And that the "proprietary protocol revision" has been done to create a monopoly to the exclusion of existing competition... yadda yadda... and then nV can claim damages.
 

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Interesting. Notice how nVidia are stacking the printed evidence in their (future law case) favour. They dont refer to QPI, but to DMI. DMI is of course an old interface that I believe they DO have rights to... or at least... Intel cannot stack proprietary claim.

So the next step is to state that QPI is nothing other than DMI in practice. Just a protocol revision at higher speeds. And that the "proprietary protocol revision" has been done to create a monopoly to the exclusion of existing competition... yadda yadda... and then nV can claim damages.
It will come down to the wording of the original license agreement. If that agreement clarifies that DMI is not the same as FSB and the license only covers the FSB, Intel need only prove that, without QPI, NVIDIA cannot connect the processor to any more than the memory making the platform defective.