NVIDIA to announce Intel-compliant integrated graphics chips

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The latest development in the soap opera that is the PC components industry sees NVIDIA expanding beyond its usual focus on AMD systems to offer new integrated graphics solutions designed for Intel-based desktops. Reuters reports that the upcoming GeForce 7050, 7100, and 7150 will be compatible with current and upcoming Intel chips, ship in machines priced from $400 to $600, and are said to “give the performance of an entry-level separate graphics processor unit” — a claim we’ll be interested to see tested. Now that NVIDIA is taking direct aim at the world’s largest chipmaker, we wouldn’t be at all surprised to see Intel strike back in the discrete graphics space — and then it doesn’t take much to imagine NVIDIA retaliating once again by whipping up its own line of CPUs, does it?


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