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NVIDIA and Intel: A Future Team-Up

Written on January 12, 2011 by Charles Bass

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"The cross-licensing agreement allows Intel to integrate NVIDIA technologies and those that are covered by our patents into their CPUs, such as Sandy Bridge, for example, and a cross-license allows us to build processors and take advantage of Intel patents for the types of processor we're building--Project Denver, Tegra, and the types of processors we're going to build in the future." ---Jen Hsuan NVIDIA CEO

As a part of the $1.5 billion dollar settlement between and , tech site Ars Technica reported that Inter will soon integrate GPUs into their future chips.

“The cross-licensing agreement allows Intel to integrate NVIDIA technologies and those that are covered by our patents into their CPUs, such as Sandy Bridge, for example,” said Jen-Hsuan. “And a cross-license allows us to build processors and take advantage of Intel patents for the types of processor we’re building–Project Denver, Tegra, and the types of processors we’re going to build in the future.”

NVIDIA CEO has reiterated and confirmed that they’re not planning to re-enter the chipset market, still, the use of NVIDIA GPUs as Intel’s integrated graphic chips will accomplish the same basic result for end users. is slow to adopt the latest Intel chips for their low end machines, due possibly to the poor GPU performance of Intel’s current graphics chip.

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