NVidia's Dispute over Nehalem Licensing - SLI not involved

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  1. Silent_Buddha

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    That comment is rather vague. I'm not sure whether he meant:

    1. Microsoft is going to put in a limit to how many applications can run simultaneously on a netbook...

    2. A netbook will have serious issues trying to run more than 3 applications simultaneous on a netbook equipped with Windows 7.

    I'm more inclined to think he meant the latter depending on what applications you are running. For example, I'd think it'd struggle just running 1 application if it was a database heavy application.

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  2. Davros

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    no he meant the former - ive heard about that restriction before
    how the would enforce it ive no idea and would stuff that runs in the background av/firewall/wifi manager be counted as applications
     
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    I believe Vista Starter Edition already does this anyway?
     
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    not to be confused with the amount of simultaneously accessed network resources in the windows home/professional/starter versions.
     
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    I have no idea where you got that from? :) Their claim is clearly that they're losing *future market share* because of this, i.e. since Intel decided to formally sue NVIDIA. It's not hard to see how this would scare OEMs into not adopting Ion, for example, because if Intel is being aggressive on the chipset license why couldn't they be on other things too? To be clear... I'm not convinced that's worth much from a legal point of view, but I just don't think they were trying to claim any previous loss.
     
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    well...

    It doesn't say anything about future losses there. These disputes obviously wouldn't concern Ion or anything like that. It looks like intel is letting these be heard everywhere in the channel.
     
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    Present design win losses result in FUTURE profit losses, not present profit losses! It takes more than 2-3 months to get a design win to market and generating revenue...
     
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    Me hopes, it's not un-new:
    Intel accused of using gamesmanship to force Nvidia out of the market, Drew Henry discusses Nvidia counter suit
     
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    Honestly. Who didnt see that coming?
     
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    you mean you bork your windoze with a mere BIOS update? is it so brittle?
     
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    Blaz, no. By "break" they mean hack around the Windows Activation requirement by spoofing itself as an OEM machine.
     
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    Why would Intel grant a licence to NVidia for technology that doesn't exist at the time the contract was written?

    That would be like Rambus granting a licence for its next iteration of XDR before it exists.

    Also, how do you know that the patents NVidia licensed to Intel have any life in them?
     
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