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Nvidia Merges nForce and Tegra Teams Together

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Nvidia's combined its MCP team with its SoC team to make a new Tegra team of 650 brains.

With Intel not giving Nvidia a license to produce chipsets supporting Nehalem-based architecture, which includes the latest Core i3, i5 and i7 CPUs, the graphics maker's nForce team hasn't had as much to do as it used to.

Perhaps for that reason, Nvidia has merged its nForce chipset team together with its Tegra development team. This puts Nvidia's MCP team together with the SoC team to create one big body of 650-strong.

Ken Brown, spokesman for Nvidia, confirmed the change to Xbit Labs by commenting, "We have merged these teams under the Tegra development team. This substantially strengthens our engineering effort for Tegra development going forward."

While this may seem like Nvidia's thrown in the towel when it comes to producing chipsets, company CEO Jen-Hsun Huang is still openly excited about getting to fight Intel in court.

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    xsamitt , March 19, 2010 12:08 AM
    I hope Nvidia win.Because if they win the consumer wins as well.
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    hluna52180 , March 19, 2010 12:36 AM
    The freedom for a company to develop their own creative technology solutions should be paramount. Nvidia should not be encumbered by now-dead agreements with Intel that benefited both of them years ago. The tech world has changed and Intel is dipping its toes into the graphics pool. Only fair that Nvidia do the same with the CPU waters. Nvidia will win in court.
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    xsamitt , March 19, 2010 12:08 AM
    I hope Nvidia win.Because if they win the consumer wins as well.
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    nicklasd87 , March 19, 2010 12:20 AM
    if they win it perpetuates the cycle, and the consumer still looses because companies are putting money toward legal fees instead of R&D
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    hluna52180 , March 19, 2010 12:36 AM
    The freedom for a company to develop their own creative technology solutions should be paramount. Nvidia should not be encumbered by now-dead agreements with Intel that benefited both of them years ago. The tech world has changed and Intel is dipping its toes into the graphics pool. Only fair that Nvidia do the same with the CPU waters. Nvidia will win in court.
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    mister g , March 19, 2010 12:36 AM
    Let's hope they reach an agreement so like 5 years down the road they won't have to do this again when Intel releases a new socket. (not)
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    JohnnyLucky , March 19, 2010 2:00 AM
    AW GEE! Another lawsuit. At least the lawyers have something to keep them busy.
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    RooD , March 19, 2010 3:17 AM
    Savin up for nvidia stock :)  buy it before they win
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    ceteras , March 19, 2010 8:29 AM
    What happens if nvidia wins?
    Their MCP team will long be gone, those people cannot just switch teams that easyly.
    Until then, let's hope that the bigger Tegra team will kick some ass in the mobile soc market.
    I already love the Tegra concept, here's for a badass Tegra3!
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    d-block , March 19, 2010 8:52 AM
    RooDSavin up for nvidia stock buy it before they win


    sounds like a good idea
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    knowom , March 19, 2010 10:22 AM
    nicklasd87if they win it perpetuates the cycle, and the consumer still looses because companies are putting money toward legal fees instead of R&D
    No the consumer wins because Intel is a anti competitive monopoly that's been found guilty enough to settle out of court on multiple occasions all ready.
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    amnotanoobie , March 19, 2010 1:06 PM
    nicklasd87if they win it perpetuates the cycle, and the consumer still looses because companies are putting money toward legal fees instead of R&D


    If nVidia wins, Intel might even think of integrating USB3 into their chipsets.

    That's what you get with a monopoly, what they say goes.
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    dman3k , March 19, 2010 1:42 PM
    Even if nVidia wins, Intel probably won't sign more contracts with them when the current deal is over, at least not willingly. So nVidia looses anyway. nVidia is in a position where Intel has to be found guilty of being a monopoly to force Intel to sign contracts with them by the state department. Sucks for nVidia. Sucks for consumers.
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    Kary , March 19, 2010 2:27 PM
    Is anyone working on a CUDA accelerated x86 emulator? If so, that could be funny :) 

    Also, moving chipset makers into a System On a Chip development team seems like a pretty natural thing to do..same work, different scale.
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    jgiron , March 19, 2010 3:26 PM
    dang, I wish I was a lawyer. I'd never have to worry about loosing my job.
    If I get fired, just play for the other team. Intel, Apple, Nvida, MS, they all got deep pockets.
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    Anonymous , March 19, 2010 3:39 PM
    Nvidia should partner with IBM and release their own CPU. Then they should make chipsets only for AMD and themselves. And should also not support Intel chipsets with their graphics products. Then things will be much closer to a level playing field IMO. Intel will have the worst graphics performance lmao!
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    sonofliberty08 , March 19, 2010 7:20 PM
    i hope nvidia make more chipset for AMD , this is where their nforce chipset growing , i still running the nforce 4 with AMD 939
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    manitoublack , March 19, 2010 11:22 PM
    hluna52180The tech world has changed and Intel is dipping its toes into the graphics pool.

    intel sell more graphics chips then AMD/Nvidia combined (by some margin.) Even though they're all integrated and rather lackluster.