Nvidia waves goodbye to chipsets?
More from the Taiwan rumour mill
The web is alight with rumours that Nvidia has had enough of the chipset business and is poised to leave.
According to unnamed Digitimes sources, Nvidia called a meeting earlier this week with motherboard partners, to gauge support for its continued chipset development.
Chipsets are thought to account for about 18 per cent of Nvidia’s business, but Tim Luke, an analyst at Lehman Brothers, said earlier today that Nvidia “continues to be challenged by significant competitive and pricing pressures in its core GPU business”.
He also claimed that the firm, which originally only provided chipsets to AMD, has seen a decline in chipset sales to AMD since it acquired ATI.
Nvidia is yet to make an official comment.
Personally I would agree with Nick Mallard on this one nForce3 chipsets sucked and I changed platform partly due to the poor performance and lack of stability of the nForce3. nForce chipsets were a waste both time and money nVidia should have stuck to the Knitting.
@ James O'Brian
Do a search for 4gb of RAM in 32bit system...
If you are using Standard Windows (or any 32bit OS), you're getting little or no benefit from 4gb. You could try the PAE switch to see if it helps your BSOD.
Lack of support for ages
For almost 2 years motherboard manufacturers were not making new nVidia based boards for AMD CPU's. It took nVidia so long to get a chipset out for the Phenom (AM2+), the poor sales were down to themselves and no one else. They should have had a chipset ready when AMD released the CPU back in Nov/Dec last year. However, I cant believe they are just going to throw SLI into the wind. If they do drop their chipsets it will mean AMD will need to make a chipset for both xFire and SLI or nVidia is hoping dual / quad GPU's is going to be the way to go.
I sadly like my buggy ass 680i board. Course for the first several months (6 or so) of its life I wanted to throw the computer out the window(s) (hehe pun). But they have since worked out most of the bugs....except for this one little nagging bug that irritates the hell out of me. Will someone explain to me WHY? 4 GB (1GB x 4 sticks) of Corsair XMS2 Doms at DDR2-800 will cause my system to BSOD with a different code each time? I mean seriously WTF is Asus doing with a QVL list for memory? Last I knew memory was about the most basic thing there was (short of timings and the like and a HDD) in a system. If I run 3GB worth of memory im fine but filling thats 4th slot freaks out the system with my memory.
/Paris cause shes just as clueless as I am about this issue
Adnim? Craig? Reliability? nForce?
Someone's been passing around the wacky baccy!
Frankly, it's about time. Nvidia gifted AMD a lease of life, ironically, with the near-perfect nForce2 motherboard, and ever since has been providing chipsets of mediocre quality, low reliability, mostly marketed at people who for some reason really, really wanted SLI compatibility and those who would sacrifice reliability for performance.
Bring forth the Intel chipsets and a little bit of sensibleness.