Nvidia definately caught cheating with the det 44.03 drivers

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  1. YeuEmMaiMai

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    It look Futuremark long enough to come up with the answers but I am sure glad that they did.
     
  2. Matt

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    You sure you're glad?
     
  3. CitizenC

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    :lol: Your mean Matt...
     
  4. YeuEmMaiMai

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    well I was untill nVIdia threatened to send them the way of 3dfx and the doodoo bird...
     
  5. RussSchultz

    RussSchultz Professional Malcontent
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    I've seen this being asserted quite a bit over the past few days.


    You believe that NVIDIA sued 3dfx out of existance?
     
  6. cellarboy

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    If I remember rightly, wasn't it 3dfx who was suing Nvidia at the time? I'd say mismanagement killed 3dfx, pure and simple. If anything, Nvidia bought 3dfx to terminate a potentially expensive patent suit.

    Creative vs. Aureal on the other hand -- now there was an example of an industry giant suing a smaller competitor into bankcrupcy.
     
  7. YeuEmMaiMai

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    Actually I would go as far to say that nVida sued them to put them out of business. It was only later discovered that 3dfx had a VALID countersuit aganst nVidia who did indeed steal technology from 3dfx.

    nVidia sued 3dfx for patent infringement regarding multitexturing and had wanted a cease and desist order placed against 3dfx.

    When 3dfx was in court it took resources away from developing a product.


    In the end nVidia had no choice but to buy out 3dfx, as if they did not, they would have been sunk. Can you imagine what would have happened if a competitor had bought out 3dfx instead? nVidia may not be here right now if they did or if they were they'd be paying some serious royalty fees to whomever owned 3dfx's IP.

     
  8. RussSchultz

    RussSchultz Professional Malcontent
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    If you swap 3dfx and NVIDIA, you've got a better picture of who was suing who.
     
  9. YeuEmMaiMai

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    Russ I strong suggest that


    1. you learn to read

    Nvidia sued 3dfx first this is a FACT

    2. That you back up what you say with FACTS

    Here try these on for size





    3dfx Interactive is claiming a small victory in the patent infringement case against rival graphics chip giant NVIDIA. The company says that it has received favorable court rulings concerning the scope of the patents it has asserted against NVIDIA in a patent infringement lawsuit originally filed by the company on September 21, 1998. The company also announced it plans to file for summary adjudication of infringement. The goal of this filing is to settle the matter in a timely fashion. The end result could be (at least in theory) that NVIDIA is forced to pay monetary damages for infringement and be forced to cease selling products that are subject to the lawsuit. The original lawsuit filed by 3dfx asserts that NVIDIA infringed on several of the company's patents including multi-texturing technology and level-of-detail mipmap dithering.

    Earlier this year NVIDIA filed a similar patent infringement lawsuit asserting that 3dfx had infringed upon the company's technology. The company was looking for monetary damages and an injunction to stop the sale of all of 3dfx's Voodoo VSA-100 products

    here is the link

    http://www.cdmag.com/articles/030/051/3dfx_lawsuit.html


    want some more?

    NVIDIA Files Lawsuit Against 3dfx
    by ikev (Kevin) - 08/28/2000 12:00 AM | Discuss this story in our forum
    Graphics card maker NVIDIA announced today that it is suing competitor 3dfx, alleging that its products infringe on NVIDIA's patents.

    An excerpt from the story:



    NVIDIA's lawsuit involves five NVIDIA patents and seeks an injunction restraining 3dfx from manufacturing, selling or importing infringing graphics chip and card products including Voodoo3, Voodoo4 and Voodoo5 and VSA-100 family of products, as well as monetary damages.


    3dfx recently released the Mac version of its Voodoo5 cards, and has planned to release the Mac Voodoo4 in the next month. Whether this lawsuit will affect 3dfx's ability to sell the Voodoo4 and Voodoo5 cards remains to be seen.

    link is here

    http://www.clanmacgaming.com/articles.php?read=421

    actual excerpt from press release

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NVIDIA Files Patent Infringement Suit Against 3dfx Corporation SAN JOSE, Calif., - AUGUST 28, 2000 - NVIDIA(tm) Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the leader in advanced graphics processing technology, announced today that it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against 3dfx Interactive® Inc. (Nasdaq: TDFX) in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.
    NVIDIA's lawsuit involves five NVIDIA patents and seeks an injunction restraining 3dfx from manufacturing, selling or importing infringing graphics chip and card products including VooDoo3, Voodoo4 and Voodoo5 and VSA-100 family of products, as well as monetary damages.

    The lawsuit alleges that 3dfx's graphics chip and card products which are used to accelerate 3D graphics on personal computers, infringe on the following NVIDIA U.S. Patents: No: 5,687,357; No. 5,721,947; No: 5,758,182; No: 6,023,738; and No: 6,092,124.

    "We have always been on the forefront of innovation in 3D graphics technology and visual computing," said Jen-Hsun Huang, president and CEO of NVIDIA. "This innovation is achieved through the annual investment of hundreds of millions of dollars in research and development. We cannot allow the fruits of this investment to be misappropriated."

    like I said nVidia did succeede in forcing 3dfx out of business and if they were given the chance they would to it to everyone else.

    3dfx filed their lawsuit in response to what nvidia did and won.
     
  10. Tagrineth

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    :lol:

    And who, exactly, was the last IHV to adopt triangle primitives? 8)
     
  11. RussSchultz

    RussSchultz Professional Malcontent
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    I strongly suggest you look back into history a bit further.

    http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=105&STORY=/www/story/09-21-1998/0000755066
    http://news.cnet.com/investor/news/newsitem/0-9900-1028-6098299-0.html


    How bout dem apples?
     
  12. Hyp-X

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    Mom, he started it with striking back! :lol:
     
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    Looking at the dates, it seems 3Dfx filed suit first (1998), then Nvidia filed a similar suit in 2000....
     
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