Via and Nvidia to team up against Intel

By on April 10, 2008, 11:21 AM
Although rumors doing the rounds last month suggested Nvidia was in talks with VIA over a possible acquisition, it looks like the two will collaborate instead for now. According to Digitimes, both companies have signed a “cooperation agreement” which will see VIA's C7 and C8 processors paired with Nvidia’s own IGP to form a new VN platform.

The move is aimed squarely at Intel’s Atom and Centrino products for sub-notebooks and handheld internet devices, though it could also have significant implications for VIA’s S3 graphic chips which are outshined by Nvidia's equivalent solutions. VN platform-based products will supposedly hit the market in Q1 2009.

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icye said:
I hope that VIA & nvidia will give Intel some good competition in the budget processor market because its only with stiff competition that better products will be produced.
9Nails said:
Very interesting! Through VIA, Nvidia would pick up a CPU. They're all ready in the chipset and GPU business. I think that this move would make Nvidia the 800lbs gorilla; triple threat.But with so many markets to focus on, and seriously their latest 9800 series GPU's are not that impressive compared to the 8800's, I worry that they may have too many ball games to try and play in.
FoReWoRd said:
VIA is gonna kill nvidia?!
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