Nvidia Halts Development of Core-Logic Sets.

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Nvidia Corp. on Wednesday officially confirmed what was obvious long ago: it would stop development of its chipsets, which were quite popular several years ago. Due to unclear future of Nvidia’s positions on Advanced Micro Devices’ and Intel Corp.’s platforms, the company does not want to continue spending on designing such chips. In addition, the company accused Intel of unfair behavior.

“We have said that we will continue to innovate integrated solutions for Intel's FSB architecture. We firmly believe that this market has a long healthy life ahead. But because of Intel's improper claims to customers and the market that we aren't licensed to the new DMI bus and its unfair business tactics, it is effectively impossible for us to market chipsets for future CPUs. So, until we resolve this matter in court next year, we'll postpone further chipset investments,” said Robert Sherbin, a spokesperson for Nvidia, reports PC Magazine.

Starting next year Nvidia will not be able to sell chipsets for AMD Opteron microprocessors, Intel Core i3/i5/i7 series processors with or without integrated graphics, next-generation Intel Atom chips code-named Pineview and so on. As a result, it is not surprising that Nvidia is halting its investments into research and development of chipsets.

Core-logic business is still very important for Nvidia. In the second quarter of its fiscal 2010, chipset business accounted for 31% of Nvidia’s revenue, up 27% quarter-over-quarter. The lion’s share of Nvidia’s chipsets featuring built-in GeForce graphics core, hence, the company risks losing market share as soon as Intel and AMD release microprocessors with integrated graphics cores.
http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/mainbo...ia_Halts_Development_of_Core_Logic_Sets.html#

Following update.
Nvidia: We're Staying in the Chipset Business

This week there were reports that Nvidia would be dropping out of the chipset business. Nvidia responded with the following:

We've received a number of inquiries recently about NVIDIA's chipset (MCP) business. We'd like to set the record straight on current and future NVIDIA chipset activity.

On Intel platforms, the NVIDIA GeForce 9400M/ION brands have enjoyed significant sales, as well as critical success. Customers including Apple, Dell, HP, Lenovo, Samsung, Acer, ASUS and others are continuing to incorporate GeForce 9400M and ION products in their current designs. There are many customers that have plans to use ION or GeForce 9400M chipsets for upcoming designs, as well.

On AMD platforms, we continue to sell a higher quantity of chipsets than AMD itself. MCP61-based platforms continue to be extremely well positioned in the entry CPU segments where AMD CPUs are most competitive vs. Intel

We will continue to innovate integrated solutions for Intel’s FSB architecture. We firmly believe that this market has a long healthy life ahead. But because of Intel’s improper claims to customers and the market that we aren’t licensed to the new DMI bus and its unfair business tactics, it is effectively impossible for us to market chipsets for future CPUs. So, until we resolve this matter in court next year, we’ll postpone further chipset investments for Intel DMI CPUs.

Despite Intel's actions, we have innovative products that we are excited to introduce to the market in the months ahead. We know these products will bring with them some amazing breakthroughs that will surprise the industry, just as GeForce 9400M and ION have shaken up the industry this year.

We expect our MCP business for both Intel and AMD to be strong well into the future.
http://www.tomshardware.com/news/nvidia-gpu-graphics-chipset,8821.html
 
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So Im guessing Nvidia is having a hissy fit because Intel and AMD are implementing gpu's into their cpu's and not inviting Nvidia for Rum and punch? :D
 
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There were some rumours recently about Nvidia thinking of reducing its desktop card developement, working on tegra and other mobile solutions as they see that as the future.
 
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I was disapointed when intel disallowed nvidia to make chipsets for i7, we could have had tri sli with full at 3 way 16x with out the nforce 200 like the 790i motherboards.
 
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Hmmm interesting . . .

nVidia made some stonking motherboards for AMD processors but I didn't ever use one of their Intel boards because they never seemed as good as the chipsets from Intel (didn't test that myself but!).

It seems that AMD are making some good boards now so if nVidia wants to expand beyond their GPU business then they have no place to go except starting to manufacturer their own CPU's and motherboards! :D

Ultimately the more competition in the market place the better for all of us! :cool:
 
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For me every time I've tested a board with a nvidia chipset it's usually with a feeling in the back of my mind of dread. as the variability between them (especially on intel platform has be variable at best). I guess with the lack of license and with the better quallity coming through in the AMD and intel chipsets i guess it's time for nvidia to bow out and consolidate in what they can still compete in
 
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agreed. i had some terrible times with nvidia chipsets in the past and vowed to always stick to intel. if these recent reports are correct seems nv's core business is shrinking by the day. maybe it'll mean they can pump more resources into the gpu side of things and surprise us all but... meh doesnt seem too good.
 
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Following update.
Nvidia: We're Staying in the Chipset Business

This week there were reports that Nvidia would be dropping out of the chipset business. Nvidia responded with the following:

We've received a number of inquiries recently about NVIDIA's chipset (MCP) business. We'd like to set the record straight on current and future NVIDIA chipset activity.

On Intel platforms, the NVIDIA GeForce 9400M/ION brands have enjoyed significant sales, as well as critical success. Customers including Apple, Dell, HP, Lenovo, Samsung, Acer, ASUS and others are continuing to incorporate GeForce 9400M and ION products in their current designs. There are many customers that have plans to use ION or GeForce 9400M chipsets for upcoming designs, as well.

On AMD platforms, we continue to sell a higher quantity of chipsets than AMD itself. MCP61-based platforms continue to be extremely well positioned in the entry CPU segments where AMD CPUs are most competitive vs. Intel

We will continue to innovate integrated solutions for Intel’s FSB architecture. We firmly believe that this market has a long healthy life ahead. But because of Intel’s improper claims to customers and the market that we aren’t licensed to the new DMI bus and its unfair business tactics, it is effectively impossible for us to market chipsets for future CPUs. So, until we resolve this matter in court next year, we’ll postpone further chipset investments for Intel DMI CPUs.

Despite Intel's actions, we have innovative products that we are excited to introduce to the market in the months ahead. We know these products will bring with them some amazing breakthroughs that will surprise the industry, just as GeForce 9400M and ION have shaken up the industry this year.

We expect our MCP business for both Intel and AMD to be strong well into the future.
http://www.tomshardware.com/news/nvidia-gpu-graphics-chipset,8821.html
 

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well the 780i was problematic so I m pleased intel took over that

the AMD equivalent is very good saying that, i read someware AMD won't let them build one for them after 2010, don't know if thats true or not.
 
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nVidia has not made a good chipset since nForce2 for 939. The current ones have just been rebranded for a long time with high power consumption and data curruption issues.

ION is good (to the point that it gives reason to Atom), but only because Intels own offering is utterly dire.

So overall, we are not loosing anything on the desktop. That said I wish they would come out with some killer set and give real comptiton.
 
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For me every time I've tested a board with a nvidia chipset it's usually with a feeling in the back of my mind of dread. as the variability between them (especially on intel platform has be variable at best). I guess with the lack of license and with the better quallity coming through in the AMD and intel chipsets i guess it's time for nvidia to bow out and consolidate in what they can still compete in

I have a 790i mobo and I am almost disapointed that x58 came out so soon after its release, It was unstable for 6 months until nvidia could release a proper bios for it but meny people gave up and went back to x48 but for me it was an awsome mobo I had a q9450 at 3.8 ghz.

people seemed to either love or hate the 790i. I liked it because it had 3 way 16x sli with out the nf 200. maybe nvidia could have become competent chipset makers with time and its dissapointing that there is now less choice.
I think intel dont want nvidia making x58 mobos with three way 16x videocard support
 
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For me it went downhill when soundstorm was EOL'ed (the sceptic in me believes there was a big brown envelope from Creative involved).
 
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I thought they made some great chipsets personally, NF2, NF3 and NF4 ultra were excellent, the DFI-SLI-D and Expert being 2 of my all time favourite boards.
Everything went pear shaped with the 680i, they were awesome on release and worked really well with conroe, but once quad-cores hit the market (which they overclocked relatively poorly or required a swap out for a newer revision), coupled with high failure rates, ended up looking a real stinker in many people's eyes.
 
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