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Brooke Crothers over at CNET Networks got a chance to speak with NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang this week about why NVIDIA is going after Intel so publicly. It seems that Jen-Hsun is upset that Intel been dropping hints about its upcoming high-end graphics chip, called Larrabee, with relatively few specifics. "Larabee is a PowerPoint slide," Huang said. "I haven't met a product on my PowerPoint slide that I don't like. You know, they're floating Larrabee out there just to put a shadow over us, cast a cloud over us. They've already slipped it two years from the time they talked about. They would love to slip it another four years and leave a cloud over me." It looks like Jen-Hsun has put his boxing gloves on and is in it to win it. Since I used the 'in it to win it' line, we'll keep our fingers crossed that Jen-Hsun has better luck than Hillary Clinton with that saying.

Huang will tear into Intel when he thinks it's warranted. And Intel may have reason to be worried about the content of Huang's candor. Despite Intel's colossal size and and clout, Nvidia--not Intel--supplies the defining chip for the most savvy computer users: game enthusiasts. They depend on Nvidia graphics chips to deliver the spectacular visuals of games like Crysis. And few people will deny that computing is becoming more visual. The GPU is essentially a parallel-computing engine that is extremely efficient at running visual (and scientific) software--that is, many of the popular graphics, video, and photo applications now running on PCs.
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What the hell is with the recent Nvidia press releases? Hardly the kind of professionalism that you'd expect from a very successful hardware company. What's next Nvidia?

Nvidia CEO: "Hey Intel...get bent!"

???
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Yea, the GPU is getting to be more important for computers aside from suparcomputars.
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What the hell is with the recent Nvidia press releases? Hardly the kind of professionalism that you'd expect from a very successful hardware company. What's next Nvidia?

Nvidia CEO: "Hey Intel...get bent!"

???
lol ya that one would be funny...
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So much for taking the higher road I guess? I don't know why Jen is getting his knickers in a twist over what Intel is doing. Intel's only (GPU) market is IGPs, and while it's true that Intel sells more of them than Nvidia, it's not as if Intel is seriously encroaching on Nvidia's territory.
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Nvidia CEO: "Hey Intel...get bent!"
That would actually be kind of refreshing - I'd love to see it happen. Bonus points for hand gestures.
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As a company, I'd be upset if another company was marketing vapor-hardware to cast doubt on my products. If the guy's upset, let him be upset.
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Am I weird by thinking that the best way to show someone up, even through the casts of doubt, is to make yours better than theirs?
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Every year, Huang said, "we're making chips that are twice as big as the (year) before that. And every single year, we deliver an experience that is twice as good as the year before. And every single year, people say, 'It's not good enough. I want more. I want more.'"
This was true up until you stalled on the G80 and delivered regurgitated, renamed and shrunk but otherwise identical chips in varying packages.

Please, tell me what is 'twice as good' about the 9800GTX compared to what was around in 2007..no, wait, 2006. The 9800GX2 doesn't count, it's literally two cards in one PCI slot.

I'm not bothered, my 8800GTX is the top-of-the-line two years on (even though I didn't buy it at launch) and can run any new game you can shake a stick at at any settings one might want (bar Crysis obviously). It's like game graphics development has stalled along with this regurgitating chip business. In one way it's good because I don't feel too inferior , in another way it's really bad because games basically look the same as they've done for a while now. Maybe it's due to nearly all of them being haphazard console ports..
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This was true up until you stalled on the G80 and delivered regurgitated, renamed and shrunk but otherwise identical chips in varying packages.

Please, tell me what is 'twice as good' about the 9800GTX compared to what was around in 2007..no, wait, 2006. The 9800GX2 doesn't count, it's literally two cards in one PCI slot.

I'm not bothered, my 8800GTX is the top-of-the-line two years on (even though I didn't buy it at launch) and can run any new game you can shake a stick at at any settings one might want (bar Crysis obviously). It's like game graphics development has stalled along with this regurgitating chip business. In one way it's good because I don't feel too inferior , in another way it's really bad because games basically look the same as they've done for a while now. Maybe it's due to nearly all of them being haphazard console ports..
so much hatred lol if you want to blame someone, blame AMD for crapping out a year late with the HD2900 and is only now playing catchup
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