Intel, Nvidia Will Swap Technologies

Intel and Nvidia have made an agreement that will enable Nvidia to bring its nForce platform to Intel-based PCs.

Intel and Nvidia have made an agreement that will enable Nvidia to bring its nForce platform to Intel-based PCs.

The patent-swapping agreement will help both companies expand their businesses.

Nvidia will be able to license Intels front-side bus design—front-side buses are used to link processors and memory—while Intel will license Nvidia patents for high-end graphics technology.

For Intels PC customers, the result will be the option to build computers using the nForce chip set for Intel processors. The Nvidia chip set is due to arrive in the first half of next year, according to Nvidia officials.

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