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Nvidia Pokes Fun at Intel by Using Cartoons

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Intel's not happy with Nvidia's funnies.

We know that the relationship between Nvidia and Intel these days is slightly adversarial. Of course, companies compete with each other on many levels all the time, and sometimes they aren't above mud slinging.

Nvidia has erected a parody site called IntelsInsides that plays host to a small collection of satirical cartoons.

"[The site] is satirical in nature, and attempts to have a bit of fun with what is quite a serious issue," said Bob Sherbin, Nvidia's head of corporate communications, to ExtremeTech.

Sherbin was referring to Intel's alleged use of incentives for its partners to use Intel chips at the expense of AMD. "The spotlight is on them regarding this issue, and so they are a very obvious target," he said.

Expectantly, Intel isn't pleased. Intel spokesman Chuck Mulloy said the representations of Intel were not accurate.

"It's not cute, it's not accurate, it is Nvidia being Nvidia," Mulloy wrote.

Thus far there have only been five cartoons, which have been reproduced here. Let us know what you think!

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    invlem , November 6, 2009 5:57 PM
    Funny XD not exactly good business practice though :p  I'll admit that much
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    jonpaul37 , November 6, 2009 6:06 PM
    Very Funny stuff. About time Nivdia showed a sense of humor.

    Thing i don't get is why Nvidia has these cartoons up, shouldn't AMD be the one with the cartoons?
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    92Sileighty , November 6, 2009 6:03 PM
    Good for Nvidia!
    As the saying goes, the best humor is based on truth.
    I can't believe Intel has been allowed to get away with it's monopolistic business practices for so long.
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  • 22 Hide
    invlem , November 6, 2009 5:57 PM
    Funny XD not exactly good business practice though :p  I'll admit that much
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    92Sileighty , November 6, 2009 6:03 PM
    Good for Nvidia!
    As the saying goes, the best humor is based on truth.
    I can't believe Intel has been allowed to get away with it's monopolistic business practices for so long.
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    insider3 , November 6, 2009 6:05 PM
    So this is what multi billion dollar companies do on their spare time..
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    jonpaul37 , November 6, 2009 6:06 PM
    Very Funny stuff. About time Nivdia showed a sense of humor.

    Thing i don't get is why Nvidia has these cartoons up, shouldn't AMD be the one with the cartoons?
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    B16CXHatch , November 6, 2009 6:14 PM
    jonpaul37Thing i don't get is why Nvidia has these cartoons up, shouldn't AMD be the one with the cartoons?


    Well, nVidia is pretty cheesed with Intel and I don't blame them. I'm sure AMD is none too happy with Intel either but recently Intel has just slapped nVidia right square in the face.
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    asjflask , November 6, 2009 6:20 PM
    This is hilarious lol.. way to go NVIDIA!
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    ravewulf , November 6, 2009 6:30 PM
    azcoyoteSo completely unimportant it is a shock anyone would bother... Stick with hard evidence not silly cartoons. Nvidia seems the petulant child with this kind of silly crud....

    Don't underestimate the power of editorial cartoons.
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    sqhacker , November 6, 2009 6:35 PM
    uh oh nvidia needs to watch out, intel might sell their video cards to dell and give them 1.2 billion a year for doing it!!
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    pale paladin , November 6, 2009 6:45 PM
    This is a very childish act
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    ptroen , November 6, 2009 6:53 PM
    Honestly who cares. AMD is the one leading these days. The new radeon's are just amazing. I'm a AMD fan boy once again :-)
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    kamar6 , November 6, 2009 6:54 PM
    Has anyone tried to game with an intel video card? Yikes!
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    jerreece , November 6, 2009 7:00 PM
    It's one thing for the media (newspapers, etc) to make cartoons like this. But generally I think it's a stupid idea for nVidia to be doing this. Especially with ongoing litigation between Intel & nVidia over different competitive things.

    In all reality, Intel and nVidia shouldn't be fighting each other. In some sense, they are equally competitors against ATI/AMD. This bickering isn't helping either of them.
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    dtm4trix , November 6, 2009 7:04 PM
    I always knew Intel never played fair. Intel's P4's after Northwood were a POS. Not until Core2 did Intel have a good CPU again. But why were AMD chips not more available in OEM products? Intel's underhanded business practices thats why.
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    steiner666 , November 6, 2009 7:17 PM
    kinda stupid and childish IMO, but I WOULD very much like to see more of a healthy competition in the CPU industry especially.
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    rockstone1 , November 6, 2009 7:29 PM
    One day, AMD and nVidia may merge...

    Wait, that's a horrible idea.
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    zachary k , November 6, 2009 8:05 PM
    lol, good one nvidia. but not enough seeing as how Intel stabbed you in the back. (note:they also twisted the knife by making the chipset less important and then left it there)
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    leon2006 , November 6, 2009 8:29 PM
    Where is Fermi?
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    nforce4max , November 6, 2009 8:31 PM
    I think I might have finally found a new wallpaper. :D 
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