Nvidia to reportedly trade technology for coop with Intel

DigiTimes is reporting that Nvidia plans to trade some of its GPU technology to Intel in exchange for cooperation with the chip giant, according to sources at motherboard makers. The sources said Nvidia has had discussions with Intel and has already reached several agreements for cooperation. Details of the agreements remain unknown but executives of Nvidia recently met with the Intel's partners in Taiwan to explain the company's plan in the motherboard market. With Intel pushing its GPU development, it makes sense for the chip giant to want more graphics technology. Nvidia undoubtedly knows of Intel's plans – should the company be making such deals?

News source: DigiTimes

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I certainly hope nVidia does not merge with Intel... I like having an AMD CPU with an nVidia GPU.... I would absolutely hate to switch to Intel - but I would if it was required to stay with nVidia...

why do ppl say they have problems with drivers for geforce cards and vista... I've not had one hicup LOL 7800 gtx here

Not everyone has problems, but many do. It's not like people are lying about it or just looking to bash nVidia. The fact is, problems are still there, things either don't work or work poorly. And it all just comes down to ones system and specific hardware setup I'd guess. Either way, you don't hear alot of Radeon owners complaining about their drivers for Vista. At least not to the level you have with Geforce owners.

DigiTimes is unreliable at best, I wouldn't put too much stock in what they've got to say. That said, they've been fairly accurate with a couple of reports on Apple recently...

True

They were the ones who said Leopard would be delayed and all these Apple fanboys went nuts calling it all lies. Then it turned out to be true and a lot of those Apple fanboys shut up :laugh:

No...Digitimes WAS wrong about the delay. They may have stated the delay correctly (a lucky guess perhaps?), but their reasoning wasn't even close.

intel drivers are crap... they crash while you are playing in vista... Igrx os something crashed after a while play rappelz or lineage II on a gma 950.

I wonder if their "technology" transfer will have to do with producing a stable driver for Vista?
From the postings I've seen, I guess a lot of people are still having problems with drivers for Geforce cards in
Vista?

RAID 0 said,
I hope not. :-(

Probably not, it's not like Intel isn't in loads of IP deals with other companies, and even with AMD from the old x86 case a long time ago. But what I figure would happen is, in exchange for gfx tech, nvidia would probably either ask for better chipset or tech on the newer smaller die/transister process intel is ahead on. Right now, nVidia as making GPUs at, what was it, 85nm? or 80nm. That's a long way from the 45nm Intel is at right now fab wise. And with gfx cards getting bigger and hotter and more power hungry, it's like the P4 all over again.

As long as Intel is in charge of drivers and not NVIDIA, or else the world will plummet into driver hell.

iCeFuSiOn said,
As long as Intel is in charge of drivers and not NVIDIA, or else the world will plummet into driver hell.
Intel won't release Intel GMA 900 WDDM drivers for Windows Vista, even if it already supports all of Vista's eye candy!

XP1 said,
Intel won't release Intel GMA 900 WDDM drivers for Windows Vista, even if it already supports all of Vista's eye candy!

And NVIDIA have been putting out horrid drivers for almost everything, and have left their GeForce FX series customers in the dark until this summer. Besides, GMA 900 probably wouldn't handle Aero Glass particularily well.