Nvidia doesn’t plan new AMD chipsets

Tagged: nvidia, Computer Hardware
Source: Fudzilla - Read the full article
Posted: 4 years 50 weeks ago

No point. It is not only that Nvidia canceled its DMI chipset projects and won’t have its Lynnfield, Nehalem refresh chipset, it doesn’t want even to make a new AMD chipset. Mr. Drew Henry has explained us that since AMD's CPU business is doing so badly and since its market shrunk so much, it is simply not economically viable for Nvidia to continue developing chipsets for AMD. They simply cannot make enough money.

Nvidia will continue making ION chipsets and Ion 2 is well under development as there is a lot of financial sense for Nvidia as they can make good buck on this chipset. The only obstacle is Intel who doesn’t want this chipset around, but Nvidia has decided to fight Intel on this one, and has HP and Lenovo supporting ION in its netbooks.

As for AMD, 2010 will be a tough year for selling their own CPUs.

 

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Jared you're wrong. Intel did eventually license X58 to Nvidia .. I've got 3 X58 systems, 2 are SLI and 1 is Crossfire and they're all running just fine. :) Intel realized that without SLI support on their motherboards they wouldn't sell as many. It wouldn't be smart of Intel to push them out of the business completely.

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I'm aware that they came together and made a chipset eventually. I was really just trying to answer his question why they don't just get along. I didn't add the whole story, sorry about that, limited typing time before they close the jail house computers down. J/K o.0. They all need each other and are fighting to gain control of the markets. It's a love hate story. ;)

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Why doesn't Nvidia just go Intel?

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Well, there is no easy answer to that question. There is a power struggle with Intel, Nvidia and AMD/ATI.

Intel wants to control the chipset markets. So Intel sued Nvidia over chipset licensing to push them out of the business. Intel won't license to nVidia for i7. Also has something to do with ION.

Nvidia counter sued Intel. Nvidia won't sub-license nVidia's SLI to Intel or AMD/ATI. Only Nvidia chipsets will have SLI.

Along the way alot of hurtful words have been said from both sides. Both Intel and Nvidia declared the CPU or GPU dead..lol