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Old January 10, 2011, 01:26 PM
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Default Intel & NVIDIA Officially Bury Hatchet: Intel to Pay $1.5 Billion in Licensing Fees

The Intel / NVIDIA licensing dispute has finally come to an end with Intel agreeing to a new 6-year cross-license agreement worth $1.5 Billion. For the future use of NVIDIA?s technology, Intel will pay NVIDIA an aggregate of $1.5 billion in licensing fees payable in five annual installments, beginning Jan. 18, 2011. NVIDIA and Intel have also agree... [ Read full article ]
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Old January 10, 2011, 01:31 PM
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i wana work at nvidia :(
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Old January 10, 2011, 01:55 PM
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does it mean that we will see nvidia branded chipsets for intel platform ?
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Old January 11, 2011, 09:16 AM
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No, they don't have access to DMI, nor is there really anything to offer other then USB3 natively on the southbridge anymore with so much being put on die with the processor itself. And given how shitty the Core2 era of chipsets (680i looking at you) were with stability and sata (especially raid), no thanks.

What this does mean for nVidia is they will finally be profitable for the next few years while the payments are coming in. It may have some affect on Denver down the road, but I doubt anyone outside of the company will know if / how much.

For Intel it's basically dropping money to keep the status quo going and get rid of the lawsuits. It does not mean nVidia powered or designed IGP for intel processors, as many in the industry are saying in wake of the PR releases.
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well I wish I bought shares in Nvidia a week ago.
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