Nvidia reportedly to trade technology for cooperation with Intel

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  1. Vikingod

    Vikingod Int'l Fish Liaison

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    Source: DigiTimes
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    Nvidia plans to release some of its graphics processor unit (GPU) technology to Intel in exchange for cooperation with the chip giant, according to sources at motherboard makers.

    Nvidia has had discussions with Intel and has already reached several agreements for cooperation, noted the sources, adding that details of the agreements remain unknown.

    Nvidia Taiwan declined to comment on the report.

    Executives of Nvidia recently met with the company's partners in Taiwan to explain the company's plan in the motherboard market, pointed out the sources. With Intel pushing its GPU development again, Nvidia needs to be careful about trading its GPU technology with Intel in exchange for cooperation, added the sources.
     
  2. GutterPunk

    GutterPunk I = Greatest Dood

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    interesting... how will this affect ati/amd?
     
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    CDsDontBurn AMD & Petrol Heads Mod

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    it could be a long term partnership between intel-nvidia to become a much larger rival for amd-ati.
     
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    I had a feeling that this would happen once AMD acquired ATI....
     
  5. Grace

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    Or Intel will know all they need to know and then they will ditch Nvidia, or buy it for a fraction of the price.

    Intel is not the kind of company which (ever) was the negotiable kind. They want it, they take it.
     
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    More proof the AMD/ATI merger was a terrible idea.
     
  7. Vikingod

    Vikingod Int'l Fish Liaison

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    Why?
     
  8. OmegaRED

    OmegaRED Relapsed Gamer

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    All the ATI/AMD merger did is force the #1 GPU and #1 CPU makers to partner up more often.
     
  9. technonerd

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    AMD/ATI could go bankrupty , but who knows. They may have something in their sleeves.
     
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    CDsDontBurn AMD & Petrol Heads Mod

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    yea, it's called "Phenom" :lol:

    [/sarcasm]
     
  11. mike2h

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    this should be mostly about getting sli on to intel chipsets & maybe some help from intel with nv chipsets. i have no idea what nv is going to have to give up though.
    even though intel is the worlds largest gpu producer, i dont think they have any real interest in standalone graphics cards. but they do have to be very careful in what they give to intel.
     

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