Here's some luuurvely news for all the intel fanbois out there, NVIDIA have just signed up a cross-license agreement with Intel to start producing Intel based motherboard chipsets of their own. If NVIDIA's nForce line of AMD based chipsets are anything to go by, Intel chaps are in for a real treat! - Oh, and you'll love this.. they intend to bring across their SLI PCIe technology as well!
If you'd like to read up on the official announcement from NVIDIA, you can get to it over in their press room folks.
Further Comments over at PC Perspective.
SANTA CLARA, CA¦¡NOVEMBER 19, 2004¦¡NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) and Intel Corporation today announced that the companies have signed a broad, multi-year patent cross-license agreement spanning multiple product lines and product generations. Additionally, the companies signed a multi-year chipset agreement for NVIDIA to license Intel¡¯s front-side bus technology. This will enable NVIDIA to deliver the NVIDIA nForce¢â platform technology on Intel-based systems.
¡°Today¡¯s agreements are significant for both companies and, more importantly, represent a win for our mutual customers who now have more choices for enhancing the PC experience,¡± said Louis Burns, Intel vice president and general manager, Desktop Products Group.