NVIDIA as a chipset designer has already won a significant share in the AMD solutions market. In fact, NVIDIA owns about 50% of this market by now. However, the company doesn’t want to stop there and is planning to continue its expansion into the Intel platforms market as well. Having signed a cross-licensing agreement with Intel last November, NVIDIA got green light for Pentium 4 chipsets development.
It is evident that Intel is trying to satisfy the needs of hardcore gamers and computer enthusiasts by letting NVIDIA into this part of the chipset market. Right now NVIDIA is the only developer offering solutions supporting two graphics cards in SLI mode. That is why the introduction of an NVIDIA chipset for the Intel platform automatically implies that from now on it will be possible to build SLI systems not only on Athlon 64 processors, but also on the Pentium 4 based platforms.
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