Nor did Intel's announcement of an
discrete GPU get greeted by open arms by NVIDIA. NVIDIA,
already struggling financially in the chipset industry, then was
smacked with a suit
by Intel alleging that NVIDIA's license agreements did not allow
it to build
motherboards for Nehalem processors, or other Intel
processors with an integrated memory controller. NVIDIA fired
back with a
countersuit, demanding that the licensing agreements that supply
the tech Intel uses to power its integrated graphics be terminated,
threatening Intel's integrated graphics offerings.
pair's history, it's not very surprising that NVIDIA would choose to
take a jab at Intel's recent antitrust
fines from the EU and the new
charges leveled against it in New York. NVIDIA has launched
a new site
called Intel's Insides, which it hosts and is using as a
artistic podium to accuse Intel of alleged illegal activity.
is especially critical of CEO Paul Otellini. A recent post
features a cartoon with a cross-eyed Otellini denying using "bribery,
coercion and kickback relations" to try to corner the market.
The site has a rather humorous disclaimer informing readers that it
"is not provided, sponsored or endorsed by Intel
Intel has yet to respond (and likely
quote: I must say even as I'm utterly fascinated and excited about Fermi (I think it's gonna rock the house to its foundations),
quote: mid-late 90's Nvidia was stomping on ATI performance wise
quote: about 10 or so years ago...I've never regretted Nvidia, drivers never give me issues
quote: Who cares - irrelevant.
quote: because of flaws in the *packaging*