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Santa Clara (CA) - Despite recent attempts by Nvidia to garner system maker support to help force Intel to open up the Atom platform to competing products from Nvidia (and others), Intel says "No, it's just for Intel chipsets. Period. End of discussion."


DigiTimes is reporting that an "internal statement distributed to hardware makers recently" reiterated that Atom CPUs for notebooks and nettops are only available with the bundled i945GSE and i945GC chipsets. There will be no third party chipsets that use Atom.

This leaves Nvidia out in the cold with their MCP79 chipset designed for Atom.

It seems its up to us (the consumers). If we can force Intel's hand on this, then they'll have no choice. So, what do you think? Is it time to boycott Atom until they open up for Nvidia and others? Remember, VIA's Trinity platform delivers commensurate performance and is not based on Atom technology at all. We can all rely on that until such time as Intel gives in.
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I don't see a problem with Intel keeping it close, IF they release it with a chipset that doesn't suck.
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Nvidia needs to stop complaining, since Intel begged them last year for SLI
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Nvidia needs to stop complaining, since Intel begged them last year for SLI
...and Intel got SLI...


So why exactly should NVIDIA stop complaining? Allowing NVIDIA to develop a chipset for Atom would greatly benefit the end-user. Do you understand how crappy the 945+ICH7 is? Do you know how badly they are dragging their feet with Poulsbo? So unless you own Intel, why should NVIDIA not be allowed?
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Do you understand how crappy the 945+ICH7 is?
Thats it right there.

This is unfair on consumers for the sole reason that Nvidia could do a much better job of an Atom chipset than Intel.

And its not even like Intel doesnt have a better chipset for it, because they do. They are just being slow.


God I pray AMD rethinks their Netbook stance. AMD ULV chip + 780G = droolz.
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IMO the Atom was meant to go smaller. 945 is just a stopgap cheap solution until Paulsbo and the SoC solutions come.

Remember, Intel WANTS the market segmentation so it can happily sell Centrino 2s and 3s in the future. Intel's interests =! your interests, same goes for AMD/nVidia/whateverdumb****corporation.



As for AMD, that does open up a slim opportunity for their Consensus dualcore die + 780G, but I'd have to see the prices on that first.
    
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IMO the Atom was meant to go smaller. 945 is just a stopgap cheap solution until Paulsbo and the SoC solutions come.

Remember, Intel WANTS the market segmentation so it can happily sell Centrino 2s and 3s in the future. Intel's interests =! your interests, same goes for AMD/nVidia/whateverdumb****corporation.



As for AMD, that does open up a slim opportunity for their Consensus dualcore die + 780G, but I'd have to see the prices on that first.
Yup, Intel has already stated no PCIe for Atom-based mobos since it would cannibalize there Celeron sales.

AMD said it wasn't going into the netbook field. They are developing a low power notebook platform though but these are more in the $800-1200 laptop range.
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For a guy liek me, if a Computer of any shape size and form Cannot Play Video Games at all, than I just Do Not CARE.

Only reason why i would want a netbook is so that I could Subject Random people to my love for
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For a guy liek me, if a Computer of any shape size and form Cannot Play Video Games at all, than I just Do Not CARE.

Only reason why i would want a netbook is so that I could Subject Random people to my love for
AMV hell 1, 2, 3 and the perverted 0 =) oh, and apparently a newer release called AMV Hell/0 Sweeeet
Carrying around 12lb luggables get very tiring very quickly.

The 9400M + Atom can play recent games decently at 1024x600.
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Atom and 945 plays games just fine.

www.goodoldgames.com

Never was there a better platform for those games than a netbook. They run natively at low 10"-type resolutions too.
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