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Nvidia is Looking Forward to Fight Intel in Court

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Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang is ready to do battle against Intel.

Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang is a bold leader who doesn't appear to be afraid of Intel. In fact, in a recent interview, Huang told Fortune that he's looking forward to the court date with Intel.

In fact, the CEO said that he's confident that Nvidia will prevail over Intel when things are presented before a judge. The interviewer asked Huang if the company had considered a settlement with Intel, but the CEO said that there wasn't any reason to go that route as Intel's argument for its control over the chipset business is "completely nonsense."

Check out the interview video clip here (via Engadget).

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    thrust2night , March 10, 2010 12:40 AM
    I want Nvidia to win this. Intel has definitely strong-armed them out of the desktop chipset business. Whether Nvidia chipsets are great or not, they were a competitor and losing them only makes things worse. Look at how long Intel is taking to implement USB 3 and SATA 6 on their motherboards. Less competition only hurts consumers.
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    gekko668 , March 10, 2010 12:19 AM
    Nvidia Vs. Intel - FIGHT
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    gekko668 , March 10, 2010 12:19 AM
    Nvidia Vs. Intel - FIGHT
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    frozenlead , March 10, 2010 12:21 AM
    In the video, Nvidia's CEO is talking about Intel hampering their ability to put GPUs in notebooks, citing that the chips are too big and power hungry.

    Is that the reason the newest GPU Nvidia has for notebooks is still a G92 part? What does that have to do with Intel?

    Also, Nvidia lost out on chipsets because theirs sucked compared to Intel's...AFAIK, that's pretty fair.
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    mister g , March 10, 2010 12:25 AM
    Short explanation, please don't flame me, Nvidia's GPU's are starting to have more computing power than CPUs, hence CUDA's ability to offload complex calculations to the GPU that wold just take a long time on CPU. So Intel feels threatened, hence the end of their somewhat close partnership late last year. AMD must be just smirking right now, their two biggest rivals duking it out at each other. Though if the GPU in the future can't co-exist with CPU AMD's CPUs are also in trouble, wait they have Stream.
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    mister g , March 10, 2010 12:27 AM
    Woops, chipsets, my bad. Intel beat out Nvidia when it released X58 which mostly came with 2 x16 PCI-e slots, before that only Nvidia's come default with that many for SLI.
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    UbeRveLT , March 10, 2010 12:31 AM
    This is just silly bickering. Intel wants control and so does NVIDIA. They will both whinge about the other not letting them do what they want. This sorta crap goes on all day everyday with most competing companies.
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    AMW1011 , March 10, 2010 12:33 AM
    Please, oh please, let Intel win this one.

    No more nVidia chipsets, no... just no...

    Besides if nVidia totally gives up on the chipset business AMD might be able to enable SLI on their boards, which is the best case scenario for both AMD and the consumer.

    But really, no nVidia chipsets, never again...
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    UbeRveLT , March 10, 2010 12:38 AM
    I honestly thought the NVIDIA chipsets where awesome. The Nforce 2 was sooo much better than any of the crap that was competing against it. The 680i was fantastic IMHO.
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    thrust2night , March 10, 2010 12:40 AM
    I want Nvidia to win this. Intel has definitely strong-armed them out of the desktop chipset business. Whether Nvidia chipsets are great or not, they were a competitor and losing them only makes things worse. Look at how long Intel is taking to implement USB 3 and SATA 6 on their motherboards. Less competition only hurts consumers.
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    Anonymous , March 10, 2010 12:48 AM
    umm nForce chipsets did a good job. Performance wise they were up there with the best. More competition and more choice I dont get why people say that nvidia should not develope chipsets.
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    False_Dmitry_II , March 10, 2010 12:50 AM
    chickenhoagielet me rephrase..nvidia should STICK TO making just video and graphics products and not chipsets..because why would they want to make chipsets?


    Because that's a pretty large part of their business. For AMD stuff (even though I wouldn't get one) and for socket 775 (and possibly some laptop stuff)

    frozenleadAlso, Nvidia lost out on chipsets because theirs sucked compared to Intel's...AFAIK, that's pretty fair.


    No, they literally had a deal with intel that basically allowed them to make chipsets in general for any kind of socket that they would make. Intel then said that the agreement had to do with a specific bus type only, and made up a new one. Then didn't give nvidia what they would need for the i5 or i7 sockets because it somehow no longer applied. Effectively nvidia can't make chipsets at all for those.

    The quality of chipsets is quite irrelevant when it comes to something like this. That's like saying let's ban VIA from making anything because they can't keep up with intel, amd/ati, or nvidia.
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    sarsoft , March 10, 2010 12:51 AM
    Some nvidia chipsets were a bit of a hard to oc and where bad in general. I had many nvidia chipsets from nForce4, 650i, 680i, and 790i. 680i was a very good no problems there but the 790i was crap. nvidia just want the bigger portion on the market pie, Money Hungrryryryry.
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    leon2006 , March 10, 2010 12:53 AM
    Just bring out the Fermi..
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    frozenlead , March 10, 2010 12:58 AM
    Nvidia's chipsets were good for their time, but they never really responded to Intel's products. The 680i was good, but Intel responded with the X38/X48 and later the X58, which the 790i never matched.
    I didn't say Nvidia shouldn't develop chipsets...I just don't think they should be complaining if their product doesn't compete well with the competitions'.
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    retirepresident , March 10, 2010 1:20 AM
    Nvidia go get them and take Intel $$$$$$. Bring the Gestapos(Intel)down.
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    serkol , March 10, 2010 1:27 AM
    Currently Nvidia is not allowed to make chips with integrated graphics for i5-i7. This is very bad for consumers, especially for notebook buyers.
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    Parsian , March 10, 2010 1:37 AM
    its not Intel vs nVidia, its Intel and nVidia vs Consumers

    both of them practice bad business that is harmful to consumers... they both seek monopoly and killing competition.


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    Glorian , March 10, 2010 1:44 AM
    I see where they are coming from. But personally they should really be working on their performance aspect, even if they claim they want to put gpus in netbooks, what am I gonna expect to play on it? They are losing a battle with ati, so I guess they are looking for a safety net in chipsets?
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    ricardok , March 10, 2010 2:13 AM
    If you could get a choice of:
    Intel - "True" GPU on the CPU socket
    Nvidia - Real GPU on the chipset

    What would you want?
    Remember, this is only meaningful for notebook users..

    I really think that Intel wants to push Nvidia out of the integrated GPU business with the integrated GPUs.

    I would want a non restricted platform. Specially if I could get some real 3D performance over the huge disapointment of the "Intel HD graphics"...
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