Intel will pay Nvidia $1.5 billion as part of a cross-licensing deal that will also see the end of the legal hostilities between the two Santa Clara, Calif.-based companies.
Never the best of friends , the two have been locked in battle even before Intel sued Nvidia in 2009 to prevent it from making chipsets for its Core i7 processors. Nvidia fired back at Intel with a lawsuit that tried to cancel a cross-licensing deal Nvidia had with Intel for graphics.
In the end, despite its enormous war chest, it was Intel that blinked.
The settlement ends the legal bickering and lets Intel integrate unspecified Nvidia technology in to its products and lets Nvidia access certain Intel intellectual property as well. Oddly, though the legal battle began as a fight over core PC technology – chipsets – it ends without Nvidia getting access to that segment. As part of the settlement, and licensing deal, Nvidia still is not permitted to make chipsets for Intel processors nor make x86 chips using Intel technology.
Welcome to the Masters Overclocking Arena, where the best overclockers in North and South America battle for GHz dominance! These skilled and determined overclockers gather here in Vegas during CES to see just how far they can push the envelope--at the time this video was taken, numbers were already as high as 5.9 GHz, and the competition wasn't even finished yet! Below, Gordon Ung takes a look at some of their methods (which includes the copious use of liquid nitrogen) below.
As part of our Geek Gift Week extravagazna, we tracked down ten awesome geeky plushie toys. From Star Wars to zombies, talking bacon to internal organs, we've found some of the best plushie gifts for the geek in your life.
Hey now! We just got our hands on Google's pilot netbook for the Chrome OS, the Cr-48. It's essentially a netbook running Google's new cloud based operating system. After the video, make sure and check out Gordon Mah Ung's written first impressions about the new OS. Enjoy!
Hit the jump for Gordon's notes and first impressions!
Microsoft re-introduced Windows 7 Family Pack in October to coincide with the first anniversary of the launch of the operating system. If you don’t already know, the family pack gives you three upgrade licenses of Windows 7 Home Premium for $149.99, when a single upgrade license alone costs $119.99. But if that sounds like a great deal to you, just wait till we tell you about the limited-time discount Dell is offering on the family pack. The family pack is available for $119.99 – three upgrades for the price of one – from Dell’s online store. However, only when you add Windows 7 Family Pack to your cart does the discount reveal itself.
Imagine yourself competing in the geekiest of all game shows, facing off against the geekiest of geeks—those characters of pop culture whose intellectual excellence you aspired to as a child and still seek to emulate in present day. Could you hang? Could you hold your own in such rarefied company, matching wits with the best of ‘em? Sadly, we can never know that, but Maximum PC’s annual Geek Quiz is a pretty good indicator of brain power in its own right. And you don’t even need to be first to the buzzer or frame your answers in question form. So what’s stopping you, smarty pants? It’s time to get your Quiz on!