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Intel to pay NVIDIA $1.5 billion, also kiss and make up

Intel and NVIDIA kiss and make up, also throw $1.5 billion into the air and play catch

By Anthony Garreffa on Jan 10, 2011 06:35 pm CST - 0 mins, 34 secs reading time

NVIDIA and Intel are now playing nice. I'm guessing this is because AMD is about to open up a can of whoop ass on them (all the pun in the world intended there, you may remember the tattoo, etc).

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NVIDIA and Intel have announced a new six year cross-licensing deal that will have Intel coughing up $1.5 billion over five years to NVIDIA, to gain access to their technology, while NVIDIA gain access to some of Intel's patents.

Both companies have agreed to drop all pending litigation. NVIDIA have said that they have "no intentions to build chipsets for Intel processors," and that Intel will be allowed to use NVIDIA's technology in Sandy Bridge.

Anthony Garreffa

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.

NEWS SOURCE:engadget.com

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