Intel and Nvidia At War, Gamers Are Collateral Damage

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Sure, Nvidia's crashing into the mobile market Intel wants to dominate. And Intel is running into discrete graphics (not to mention ruling with integrated graphics). But you know, it's friendly right? Wrong. It's total war. Nvidia's continuing to hold out licensing SLI support for Intel's boards, notably its next-gen Tylersburg chipset for the Nehalem CPUs. And Intel hasn't yet licensed Nvidia to make an nForce chipset that'll support Nehalem, citing a "disagreement" over the terms. If they don't make nice, gamers will have to pick between having SLI or the latest and greatest Intel processors, meaning they get screwed either way. Man, where's AMD when you need them? [Maximum PC]

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@tex1ntux: What they haven't told us yet, is that ATI married AMD because former thought it was having that latter's baby. But when the next Radeon card comes out with built-in PoewerPC support (who are of course currently sleeping with Apple) all hell will break loose. And then IBM will wake up from a coma and reveal that they inherited Dad's money all along.