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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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Not too surprised...
By dmcanally on 5/19/2006 11:50:25 AM , Rating: 0
I’m not too surprised that a post such as this would appear on daily tech. Any responsible and respectable news site would have just pandered to the PR request, but not here at daily tech. I am sure that the only reason the e-mail was quoted was so all of you grammar nazis could nit pick it to death. I think this is quite a hypocritical road to take. Daily Tech is riddled with mistake after mistake and not only in grammar.

Companies have NDA’s and keep their intellectual property secret for a reason. I don’t care enough either way to go look for evidence if this information was formally and publicly released or not but from the looks of Del Rizzo’s e-mail, I am going to guess that it wasn’t.

Congrats on having the same inaccuracy as the INQ and integrity of AMDZone.

RE: Not too surprised...
By shadowzz on 5/19/2006 3:18:19 PM , Rating: 2
Odd thing for an AMD employee to say. I just saw your profile:

RE: Not too surprised...
By The Cheeba on 5/19/2006 3:21:06 PM , Rating: 2
Especially since he used to WRITE for AMDZone

RE: Not too surprised...
By mcphailvdoulton on 5/20/2006 7:24:23 AM , Rating: 2
Odd thing for an AMD employee to say. I just saw your profile

and it's not about NDAs. it's about simple manners and courtesy. all they had to do was ask politely, but no, they had to make snide remarks and rub it in; then finish with a low blow for good measure. without knowing what he was talking about, or the fact that what he was saying flew right in the face of evidence found eslewhere. street kids behave like that, not 'professional' PR ppl.

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