The graphics-chip specialist was just handed its hat by Rambus
There will be a full-on license agreement in the end, but then there are years of back-paid damages to worry about for NVIDIA. The company promises to shield customers including Hewlett-Packard
Curiously, the decision had virtually no effect on shares of Advanced Micro Devices
The reason why I find that interesting is that forcing NVIDIA to raise product prices or lower profit margins would be a positive for AMD. The ATI division is, after all, the only competition NVIDIA has in many market segments. Intel
Will the Rambus decision hurt NVIDIA enough to make a difference, or is it just a minor annoyance for the graphics expert? Discuss in the comments box below.
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