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NVIDIA's design guide supplement for the platform that does not exist
The first rule about "Tritium" is, you do not talk about "Tritium"

NVIDIA's Bryan Del Rizzo sent me the following email earlier today about some of the stories we've run on the NVIDIA Tritium platform:

Kris, yet another story with gross inaccuracies.
There is no Tritium certification process. There is no Tritium product. It is not a brand name.
Because of your story, we have partners asking us about a certification process that doesn't exist.
Please remove the story or put up a front page story that says there is no certification process and that you were incorrect in stating that one exists.
Anand, great job on starting a news site that so far, can't get its facts straight.

Of course, Del Rizzo may not believe there is a Tritium certification, but NVIDIA's internal design guides certainly disagree with him.  A document containing with the following statement was released to manufacturers earlier this year, with the emphasis ours:

This document outlines the minimum requirements an ODM NVIDIA® C51XEMCP55XE motherboard design must conform to in order to obtain NVIDIA’s Tritium certification. Meeting the requirements guarantees interoperability with other Tritium-certified components and enables utilization of Tritium’s overclockability features, maximizing overall system performance.

NVIDIA has extended its SLI program into memory and motherboards, so our best guess is that the Tritium platform and SLI "platform" are one and the same. We here at DailyTech have no problems delivering the second half of Del Rizzo's wish, but it would seem odd for a company that does not have a Tritium platform to have so much documentation for one.


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Explains a lot
By Ecmaster76 on 5/18/2006 12:40:35 PM , Rating: 5
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Anand, great job on starting a news site that so far, can't get its facts straight.


The employees sound like the fan boys, but with spellcheck.
:p




RE: Explains a lot
By z3R0C00L on 5/18/2006 1:11:54 PM , Rating: 3
nVIDIA employee's are the worst fanboys. I remember how quickly they insulted me and how rudely they interrupted me during a live Question and answer with nVIDIA at bjorn3D.

They're like the evil Empire. But they make good products.


RE: Explains a lot
By Tsuwamono on 5/18/2006 3:59:17 PM , Rating: 2
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They're like the evil Empire. But they make good products.


Mildly good products. I still wouldnt buy nvidia though. I wouldnt consider myself a fanboy but some people consider me an ATI fanboy. I tend to look more at facts. its not like i completely rule out nvidia or ATI without reading every review on the web and actually talking to credible friends who own the cards themselves. sorry for the rant. its true though Nvidia has the worst fanboys in my opinion.

Go on gamespot and just go to any topic and say you have an ATI card and i guarentee you will have atleast 10 replys of hissying 14 year old fanboys declaring nvidia the true victor dispite all benchmarks lol.


RE: Explains a lot
By bob661 on 5/18/2006 6:27:38 PM , Rating: 3
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declaring nvidia the true victor dispite all benchmarks lol.
Which benchmarks are you referring to? The one's I've seen indicate that there's really no difference between ATI and Nvidia and buying either is a matter of choice with no clear victor. And, NO, 5 fps doesn't NOT make a winner. Peruse the following benchmarks at your leisure.
http://tinyurl.com/krdjn


RE: Explains a lot
By Zoomer on 5/19/2006 7:36:21 AM , Rating: 2
Exactly, they should claim its similar not the "true victor".


RE: Explains a lot
By lethalchronic on 5/19/2006 12:10:52 PM , Rating: 2
I still like SLI over Crossfire as a dual video card solution though. Benchmarks aside Crossfire needs a little more time.


RE: Explains a lot
By juanflaiter on 5/18/2006 10:18:00 PM , Rating: 2
If you are not a fan of your job, you shouldnt work in it. BDR is just doing his job ;)


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