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[INQ] Nvidia buys 3DFX

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NVIDIA HAS FINALLY completed all the outstanding matters relating to its acquisition of graphics company 3DFX.

No, this isn't Back to the Future - just this week a federal bankruptcy court threw out the last remaining lawsuit over Graphzilla's monumental acquisition from 2001.

After picking up the firm for a bargainous $112m, there were plenty of unhappy parties - including creditors of the firm who believed they didn't get a big enough slice of the pie. They brought a lawsuit against Nvidia claiming it had underpaid fraudulently to avoid paying the debts.

A court threw out those claims and said that Nvidia had acted properly - although there is still the possibility that there will be an appeal.

"A trial was necessary to fully demonstrate that we conducted ourselves appropriately in the acquisition and we are very pleased with the Decision from the Court," said David Shannon, Nvidia's senior vice president and general counsel. No doubt he was very pleased with the outcome - any fule kno that its the learned fiends that do the best out of any lawsuit, regardless of who wins. µ

Who said the techworld moves quickly!! Thought I'd woken up seven years ago when I saw this
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neat. rep+
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Lol , woot.
Now nVidia can have SLI
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Since 3DFX pwnd back in days with the REAL SLI, I had V2 12MB in SLI, dang it pwnd^^
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So thats why we never saw anything come of the purchase all those years ago. I thought NVIDIA bought them to shut down the competition and for the dual card (Vodoo cards where the frist dual PCI video cards) tech.
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That is bizarre, I was just looking up today 3dfx on wikipedia as I wondered what happened to them and now this is news, I must have seen it somewhere and got into my subconscious lol
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