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Intel is the bully.

Nvidia stands to loose a lot in this deal. Intel stand to loose nothing, only gain in fact.
I agree 100%. Unfortunately Intel has a bigger bargaining chip. Without the Nehalem chipset, what good is SLI to NVIDIA? They wont be able to make any chipsets for Intel platforms. It will definitely be interesting to see how this all plays out. I personally want NVIDIA to hold onto their SLI and continue to make Intel chipsets.
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post #22 of 33
couldn't nvidia just buy intel chipsets and make SLI work on that?
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post #23 of 33
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couldn't nvidia just buy intel chipsets and make SLI work on that?
There is no reason their current chipsets cant run SLI physically. Intel just doesnt have the licensing or rights to do so. They can buy the NVIDIA PCIE chip, but it would take reworking of their motherboard's layout to do so. The easiest thing for them to do is to just buy the license (or trade technology for it).
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post #24 of 33
Well if nvidia dosent give SLI to intel what good is a intel CPU without SLI. Sli is what need CPU power most.
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post #25 of 33
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Well what other option did Intel have? With NVIDIA not willing to budge on SLI, Intel only had crossfire. Imagine if they couldnt use crossfire and you could only run a single card in an Intel board...
I personally have never ran SLI so there hasn't been a change for me.
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post #26 of 33
I think it's kind of funny how if Nvidia doesn't grant Intel the SLI license, the only way to use SLI would be with their competitor's CPU. I definitely agree that Nvidia stands to lose much more than Intel here. AMD stands to gain a lot if Nvidia refuses to sell the license, because you'll either have CrossFIre with Intel systems or you will need an AMD chip to do SLI. Either way, it's sales for them.
post #27 of 33
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There is no reason their current chipsets cant run SLI physically. Intel just doesnt have the licensing or rights to do so. They can buy the NVIDIA PCIE chip, but it would take reworking of their motherboard's layout to do so. The easiest thing for them to do is to just buy the license (or trade technology for it).
no what I'm saying is, can't nvidia just buy/license the x58 chipset like all the other motherboard manufacturers do?

I know intel can do it with their current chipset, they just need permission from nvidia. well nvidia doesn't need to give themselves permission to use sli on the intel chipset right? does that make sense? nvidia could still sell motherboards, but they wouldn't be able to make chipsets anymore. they'd just have to sell motherboards with intel chipset, but they can still retain sli exclusivity.
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post #28 of 33
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no what I'm saying is, can't nvidia just buy/license the x58 chipset like all the other motherboard manufacturers do?

I know intel can do it with their current chipset, they just need permission from nvidia. well nvidia doesn't need to give themselves permission to use sli on the intel chipset right? does that make sense? nvidia could still sell motherboards, but they wouldn't be able to make chipsets anymore. they'd just have to sell motherboards with intel chipset, but they can still retain sli exclusivity.
Nvidia doesn't manufacture or sell motherboards. Nvidia manufacturers chipsets. They sell chipsets to motherboard manufacturers.
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Nvidia doesn't manufacture or sell motherboards. Nvidia manufacturers chipsets. They sell chipsets to motherboard manufacturers.
*slaps forehead* d'oh. i knew what I was proposing had some obvious flaw in it that i was overlooking.
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post #30 of 33
I don't work at Intel or Nvidia so I don't have any real numbers in front of my, but I don't get this ruckus over SLi proprietary rights. SLi can't make up any significant amount of the market, and I doubt most consumers, even a good chunk of amateur enthusiasts, have much interest in it.

Nvidia should just charge for a time-limited license (say, a year) and see how it works out, and if they don't go bankrupt then make it part of the business model. Or a per-use license for even better gains. Might even be better for them in the long run, and could simply stop making mobo's and just charge other manufactures for the tech license; they'd be getting money from every SLi mobo made w/o having to spend the cost of making them.

But I usually fail at economics, and this is wild speculation. They probably make a killing of nForce boards.
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