That's it. Enough. No more. We're not doing any new chipsets for Intel processors. So says Nvidia, echoing a forecast made a year ago. Well, for the moment, at least. "Until we resolve this matter in court next year, we'll postpone further chipset investments for Intel DMI CPUs," the GPU specialist said in a statement sent out …
I'll buy AMD / ATI for my next upgrade. This, and the crippling of PhysX processing off-GPU (more a principle thing for me) has put me off nVidia. I'm due for an upgrade, too...
I, for one, welcome my new AMD processor and graphics card combination!
This is a real shame for all future laptop users. As stated in the article the nVidia chipsets had much beter built in graphics capabilty, to be honest the Intel ones aren't up to much. Since built in graphics is about all you can expect in a laptop, what with the space premium an'all, this means that laptop performance will be further degraded w.r.t. desktop equivilants in processor, RAM, disc etc...
Plus, not allowing others to utilise the full potential of your chip seems to be anti-competitive to me. More so than IE being packaged with Windows, at least then you could choose to download and install a different browser.
On the bright side, this gives AMD a huge advantage with laptop gamers... 8-)
WTF: Nvidia's chipset-integrated GPUs have proved to be rather better than Intel's
I knew Intel chipsets were bad but didn't realise they were that bad! The last 3 generations of Nvidia chipsets taught me to just turn off any 'advanced' feature straight away, rather than waiting for Nvidia to do it in later drivers.
Losing competition is never good but Nvidia hardly pushed Intel to improve their products and only diehard fanbois will notice them quitting the chipset biz.
Isn't this going to prang Apple?
If I recall correctly, Apple announced just a few months back that they were going exclusively with Nvidia video in all their products. Since Apple's reputation is built squarely on having high-performance graphics as a key product feature, this might put the Jobsian sect into a panty-wringing bind. Or maybe this is what Nvidia hopes: Apple's pressure on Intel would be somewhat forceful.
On the other hand, we might see Apple's next generation with their own CPU and chipsets, or even with the next-generation AMD stuff.
Nahhhh, never happen...
Seeing as Nvidia has better preforming products then the crap Intel puts out to compete and the sheit that AMD call hardware. Though what I cant gather is this, is it just the chipsets or the GPUs on hold as well?
Nvidia will still be doing their graphics cards, they just won't be producing motherboard chipsets.
It's a shame tbh, I rather liked Nvidia and their loss will I believe hurt the market (and so us) in the long term.
I really, really wish that they had gone in with VIA... Their Nano CPUs are wonderful little performers.
Good GPUs, shame about the chipset
"For users, that's a shame. Nvidia's chipset-integrated GPUs have proved to be rather better than Intel's, from both performance and power conservation perspectives."
The GPUs are good, it's just a shame that everything else about them is rubbish... unreliable SATA controllers, badly-designed integrated Ethernet, the lot. I assumle they've finally put their hardware firewalling solution that never worked right out of its misery, but still...
Uhm, no... @ Brett
Except that this is only concerned with the CHIPSET, not the graphics card. Apple can use whatever graphics they want, especially since the tend to go with higher end CPUs anyway which have a PCIe interface for graphics.
TheOrginalAsh - so you're going to embrace slower CPUs and worse video drivers? You go, girlfriend! They're all evil, but AMD are way behind in technology terms now (sadly... early Athlon adopter here).
Nope, most Apple stuff is NV GPU and Intel chipset these days.
Why don't Nvidia just an ARM on the chip and
Re: Why don't Nvidia just an ARM on the chip and
They have, it's called Tegra.
I had to buy an intel chipset lately...
And that was the first time in a long time I've had flash backs to the old 486 days.
"When populating all four banks of memory only single sided dimms are supported. Double sided dimms are supported when two banks or less are in use"
.... I'd like you to find some single sided 2gb or higher dimms in Perth Australia :( so much for the 8gb of Kingmax ram I bought with the board....