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IN A SURE SIGN of the coming apocalypse, Nvidia is going to make chipsets for Via CPUs. If you remember, Via closed down its chipset division, and NV needs to find a CPU partner it hasn't terminally pissed off.

Not much more to say to it than that. NV can't buy Via (allcaps) for a number of reasons, so this is the only door open for the chipset guys. A close working relationship or partnership makes sense for a lot of reasons, and could greatly benefit both sides. All the rumours of buyout talks for the last week were just rumours, this is what was happening behind closed doors. µ
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...VIA? Weird. Why can't nvidia buy via aside from me not wanting that?
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...VIA? Weird. Why can't nvidia buy via aside from me not wanting that?
VIA said "shove it!" if i recall correctly.
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i see merger in the future
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I know intel and Nvidia hate one another, but whats Nvidia's "friendship" with AMD?
    
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considering AMD owns Nvidias primary competitor, not good.
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Originally Posted by 13 3 @ 7 l 3 13 0 y View Post
considering AMD owns Nvidias primary competitor, not good.
Just as i thought.
And yet i see more "AMD NVidia" people then "AMD ATI"
But i guess thats not really the point.
Via focuses on power efficiency, maybe they can teach nvidia something.
(im not saying nvidia uses too much power, im just saying they could use less.)
    
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Originally Posted by David_1337 View Post
I know intel and Nvidia hate one another, but whats Nvidia's "friendship" with AMD?
The day AMD bought ATI nVidia officially became the enemy.
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The day AMD bought ATI nVidia officially became the enemy.
Actually, the animosity can be traced to before that. Nvidia was actually AMD's first choice when it was looking to obtain a graphics division. However, Nvidia's CEO wanted to become CEO of the new company, but Ruiz refused to step down. As such, the deal fell through, and AMD bought ATi as it's second choice. Just a ittle trivia for you there D.
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Actually, the animosity can be traced to before that. Nvidia was actually AMD's first choice when it was looking to obtain a graphics division. However, Nvidia's CEO wanted to become CEO of the new company, but Ruiz refused to step down. As such, the deal fell through, and AMD bought ATi as it's second choice. Just a ittle trivia for you there D.
Wow, that is very interesting stuff. They could have killed 2 birds with one stone there. Get a graphics division and kill off Ruiz at the same time.
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