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    Default nvidia doing a processor?

    well, we have intel doing both chipsets and processors

    will they continue to support xfire as it belongs to their arch rival?

    and will nvidia like them using sli?

    and amd both chipsets and processors, obviously, they will support xfire

    I have no inside knowledge, but if nvidia can do a chipset as well as intel, then I may have a suspicion they may try to go into processor design, just a hunch, and obviously support sli.

    feasable? or poppycock, its about time there was a 3rd choice in this area.

    but that would mean intel doing graphics cards....hmmm...

    best would be them all to support each others graphics technologies, its starting to look a little disparate

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    What gives you the the hunch that nVidia is going into the processor market after so long?

    AMD possibly going out?

    Modern processor design is very complex, damn, much more than a chipset design.

    Personally, I doubt it.

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    I know its massively complex, but have you seen chipset design notes? scary, its just thought masturbation, but you never know.

    and there is obviously graphics card processors, they ain't a pushover.

    its the logical conclusion, nvidia are now heavyweights with loads of cash to spend.

    the more I learn, the more the modern p.c. is one of the wonders of the world, astounding. respect intel ( been reading chipset notes, can understand 1/8th) et al. even bill gates...ducks to avoid scuds

    I mean, its just 0s and 1s, you get all this gunk coming down your line, too, music, graphics, and it all manages to come out in the right way, and even be a real movie with sound, and its just really voltages and signals...

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    I've heard rumorz of this for some time. The stand off between Nvidia and Intel indicate to me that Nvidia has something up thier sleeve. Intel tossing their hat into the graphics ring does not bode well for Nvidia, and I'm sure Intel has learned much from prior mistakes.

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    They have Taiwan Semi-Conductor behind them (they make Nvidia's GPU's, chipsets, etc.), which is a company capable of many things... yet currently not utilized by any CPU companies.

    It could happen.

    Thing is, Taiwan Semi also makes chips for Intel. NIC's, controllers, etc. Not sure if they want to compete with one of their customers.

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    is interesting the way things are playing out, dunno if by design or accident, but

    here is the state of play

    intel:
    • cpu's
    • chipsets
    • no graphics


    Nvidia
    • no cpu
    • chipsets
    • graphics


    amd/ati
    • cpu's
    • chipsets
    • graphics


    Currently, intel are arguably the processor leaders.

    amd playing catch up, I wonder if the gap is slightly lengthening

    nvidia the leaders in both chipsets and graphics again, I would say slightly pulling ahead

    What is interesting is that intel may not want anything to do with amd graphics,

    nvidia may not want anything to do with amd graphics

    That just leaves intel having to support nvidia graphics

    if nividia will allow it

    and probably a few other permutations/combinations.

    So....currently as it shapes up, amd is the odd one out, as the other 2 don't like them, but the scene is set for intel gfx and nvidia processors.

    and the logical end of all that, is 3 separate streams with no co-operation between the 3 at all.

    hmmmm, just making this up as I go along, but its feasible

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    Quote Originally Posted by ianm2 View Post
    is interesting the way things are playing out, dunno if by design or accident, but

    here is the state of play

    intel:
    • cpu's
    • chipsets
    • no graphics


    Nvidia
    • no cpu
    • chipsets
    • graphics


    amd/ati
    • cpu's
    • chipsets
    • graphics


    Currently, intel are arguably the processor leaders.

    amd playing catch up, I wonder if the gap is slightly lengthening

    nvidia the leaders in both chipsets and graphics again, I would say slightly pulling ahead

    What is interesting is that intel may not want anything to do with amd graphics,

    nvidia may not want anything to do with amd graphics

    That just leaves intel having to support nvidia graphics

    if nividia will allow it

    and probably a few other permutations/combinations.

    So....currently as it shapes up, amd is the odd one out, as the other 2 don't like them, but the scene is set for intel gfx and nvidia processors.

    and the logical end of all that, is 3 separate streams with no co-operation between the 3 at all.

    hmmmm, just making this up as I go along, but its feasible
    Actually Intel is the leading Graphics MFG for PC's so I fail to see how they don't have graphics. Yes, we are talking embedded graphics but it's still computer graphics and to say that they're different is splitting hairs.

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    intel for high end sound cards...yeah!!!

    problem is, its an engineering largely known quantity, that is, the old saying jack of all trades, master of none, if you spread your butter too thinly, or in english, you can't do everything world class, you always specialise in one and do that better than the rest.

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    Yeah "only the paranoid survive"

    Intel is the biggest CPU and chipset mfg, ever heard the nick of Chipzilla? This is how the market is categorized.
    Largest graphics supplier is AMD after the merger with ATI.

    TSMC also used to manufacture for ATI (maybe still do the higher end for OEM/ODM contracts) and so does foundry CSM for AMD/ATI. Wii and Xbox 360 contain ATI graphics chips don't forget.

    I see more chances of INTC merging with nVidia to follow a win back marketshare in both departments. Share it lost mainly since AMD's merger move. Although they have standoffs at present.

    This is economic divisions - maybe you're looking to sole performance figures to decide positioning, as how the OC community sees it?

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    Remember the Intel i740GPU?

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