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Glad to see Nvida hasn't abandoned AMD
By TechLuster on 2/19/2007 4:48:20 AM , Rating: 2
It's good to see that Nvidia hasn't abandoned the AMD chipset market. The (recently renamed) GeForce 6150 chip in my board's been fantastic.

I think there was a lot of speculation after the announcement of AMD's acquisition of ATI that Nvidia would stop making AMD chipsets. This would be a big loss for AMD users, since Nvidia's traditionally produced top-notch AMD chipsets and would likely continue to do so. Looking at RD580, it does seem like ATI's capable of making solid AMD chipsets, but competition in the AMD chipset market's still a very good thing for users.

I don't think Nvidia's decision to continue making AMD chips was merely the result of not wanting to hurt the feelings of loyal nForce users--I think they're just being pragmatic, since if they left this market (which should pick up a bit after the K8L/Stars chips come out this summer) they'd be giving up some solid business.

RE: Glad to see Nvida hasn't abandoned AMD
By CorrND on 2/19/2007 9:43:59 AM , Rating: 2
I think your last sentence is right on. Fear that nVidia would stop producing chipsets for AMD processors was really just a gut reaction and anybody who actually looked at the business side realized that it would be silly to stop producing AMD chipsets. If there's still money to be made, no reason to stop production. In a business sense, producing support hardware for AMD processors has to be considered separate from their competition with AMD/ATI discrete graphics.

RE: Glad to see Nvida hasn't abandoned AMD
By decapitator666 on 2/19/2007 6:37:44 PM , Rating: 2
I don't see your point.. The majority of the mB for AMD chips sold have an nvidia chipset.. Nvidia needs AMD as much as the other way around..

By CorrND on 2/20/2007 3:39:36 PM , Rating: 2
My post was talking about people's unfounded fears that nVidia would stop producing AMD chipsets. I apologize if it didn't come across clearly.

I didn't realize that nVidia sold a majority of AMD-compatible chipsets. I don't doubt that they sell the most, but given that there are 4 players in the market, a majority seems like a stretch. Can I check out your source?

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