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Old 10th October 2009
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Long time ago nVidia created many good chipsets, nFroce2 family, nForce4 family, but starting from nForce5 quality/features/technical advancement stalled, they worked, but not as great as in the old days.

In the mean time Intel created very nice family of chipsets with 965P/965G/945P/945G along with newer versions, Q35/Q45/G35/G45/G33/G31/G43/G41/... same AMD here, 780G was quite a small revolution, such great integrated graphics with 40 shaders and such low power consumption, sam for its successors, like 790gx and 785g.

That was also nVidia problem, they chipsets was very more power hungry and because of that they also created more heat.

From their last chipsets chipset with integrated GeForce 9400M was nice, ION also brings something interesting.

Looking at their current REBRANDING policy where 8800GS becomes 9600GSO, which becomes GT130 is sick, same for many other graphics cards from them.

IMHO its VERY GOOD that they stop creating them, maybe some very custom sollutions (like ION) would be nice, but looking on their recent Core 2 chipsets, noching changed in newer versions (like with rebranding on gfx cards).

Also I really did not liked what problems they created for support of SLI, AMD gave away all specification manufanturers needed, so Intel creating chipsets, add CrossFire support without anyproblems. For nVidia's SLI, you had to but special N200 ships to add support of SLI, and you had buy TWO of those, to have QUAD SLI support ... instead of just implementing that info main chipset core logic.
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