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Nvidia looks to compete with Intel with GeForce chips for lower-end PCs

Nvidia, the graphics chipset maker, is targeting a major share of graphics-based chipsets based on Intel PCs with its new line of GeForce integrated graphics chips.

Nvidia, the graphics chipset maker, is targeting a major share of graphics-based chipsets based on Intel PCs with its new line of GeForce integrated graphics chips.

A quote from the article at Reuters | PC World:

Nvidia is expected to say on Tuesday that its new GeForce chips for desktop PCs give the performance of an entry-level separate graphics processor unit, as compared to traditional integrated graphics chips such as those made by Intel.

The tech.co.uk article states that the Nvidia powers over 60 percent of dedicated graphics inside AMD PCs but powers less than a single percent of those inside Intel machines. The move seems aimed at taking Intel head on (TechSpot) in the lower-end graphics market (Intel's G35 series onboard graphics).

The new GeForce chips will support the Intel desktop processor range, including Core 2, Pentium, Celeron, and the yet to be launched Penryn.

As more and more graphics-intensive applications -- such as games, maps, and video -- go mainstream, powerful graphics for lower end systems seem an enticing market to target.

More news links:

Nvidia steps up integrated graphics offering (PC Pro)

Nvidia to start Intel Chipset market assault on Tuesday (X Bit Labs)

Nvidia plans target low-cost PC market (Mercury News)

Nvidia delivers first modern motherboard GPU to Intel based desktops (CNN)

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graphicsgod
graphicsgod

This is great for users all over the world. Intel has been stinking up the graphics world for 10 years now and users will get a break. With Vista and OSX operating systens requiring better graphics, GPUs arent just for gamers anymore. That's why Intel is scrambling to get their Larabee graphics chip out. Intel has ahad many discrete graphics failures. Anyone remember the i740? This Intel graphics card was so bad it took bullet very quickly afterward. If you want to see ON VIDEO how really bad the Intel performance, quality, and performance really is, check out this AMD produced video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VcJojNMtmE Beware, you won't believe your eyes. If you don't believe AMD, check out what Nvidia says about the incompatibility and low performance of Intel's graphics: http://download.nvidia.com/video/pr/NV_GeForce_mGPUs.wmv.

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Yeah they're (Intel graphics) bad but for use in office where all you're gonna be doing is using word processors and the like, surfing the web or even making presentations...it is quite sufficient and easily fulfills the basic functions... On the other hand now that Vista and OSX Leopard are about to be used the Integrated graphics will have to be greatly improved just to support Operating System's basic requirements... But yes, Nvidia joining the competition can mean nothing but better integrated graphics in the next gen chipsets for everyone... AIT2 tape

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