According to a DigiTimes report, Nvidia is planning to introduce three new mobile chipsets
in the first quarter of next year. Titled MCP89, MCP99 and MCP85, the first two will be designed for Intel laptops and the third for AMD. It is also reported that Nvidia expects to receive MCP89 and MCP99 orders from Apple - who currently makes a broad use of Nvidia's GeForce 9400M.
Just another day in hardware news you might say - but it's interesting to see that Nvidia and Intel are still mingling. The two have recently been at odds when it comes to chipsets - from cutthroat pricing to licensing disputes.
In May Nivida claimed that Intel was unfairly stifling its sales of graphics chips
for netbooks by offering companies steep combo deals on Intel's Atom CPU and 945GSE chipset (which contains the GMA 950) together. Going back a few months further, the two began a spat
over whether or not Nvidia's chipset license covered processors with integrated memory controllers (Core i7 and on, basically).
Nvidia declined to comment on the report.