Intel has just filed a lawsuit against NVIDIA, claiming that the front side bus license that NVIDIA is using to build Intel-compatible chipset for pre-Core i7 CPUs is not valid on Core i7 and future CPUs. NVIDIA Just responded:
NVIDIA believes that our bus license with Intel clearly enables us to build chipsets for Intel CPUs with integrated memory controllers. We are aggressively developing new products for Intel’s current front side bus (MCP79 and MCP89) and for Intel’s future bus, DMI.
The soul of the PC has become the GPU and the CPU is becoming less relevant. Intel is trying to prevent GPU adoption since the evidence is undeniable that the CPU has run its course. The rapid shift to the smallest and lowest price CPUs like Atom is a clear reflection of this trend. (Read the full press release)
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