Nvidia Getting Out of the Motherboard Chipset BusinessMotherboard, Nvidia, Rumor August 1st, 2008
Rumor has it that Nvidia may be getting out of the motherboard chipset business.
“AS the story is told, Nvidia called a meeting earlier this week with its motherboard partners to gauge support for it continuing to develop chipsets in the future,” DigiTimes said. “The motherboard makers’ response? Silence.”
Details of the whole situation are few and far between but the report speculates that the team working on chipsets would be transfered to working on GPU projects.
This would also mean that Nvidia would have to license it’s SLI support to other chipset manufacturers , that’s if they still want to stay on the top of the graphics card performance heap.
This rumor truly disproves another recent rumor that Apple would be using Nvidia chipsets in their upcoming Macs. Apple has said to be transitioning away from using Intel chipsets in their computers and back to using their own breed of chipsets made by another manufacturer.
This is sad for me because I’ve always been a fan of Nvidia’s chipsets and feel that they are superior to almost all other manufacturers chipsets (AMD may have better chipsets but I haven’t had any experience with them). I hope that this rumor is just that, a rumor, and we will continue to see Nvidia chipsets in the future but if it’s bad for business I don’t see how they would continue to make them.