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Rambus Petitions FTC to Halt Imports of Nvidia Cards

Category: Video Cards
Posted: 01:58PM

Last July, Rambus sued Nvidia for infringing on 17 of its patents that Nvidia is not licensed to use. Now Rambus has asked the FTC to halt the imports of Nvidia graphics cards in the U.S. Along with Nvidia, Rambus named most, if not all, of the OEMs producing cards based on Nvidia's GPUs as defendants including Asus, EVGA, Gigabyte, Biostar, BFG and MSI. Rambus says the move is necessary to protect its patents and to be fair to those licensees who are paying fees to use the technology. The FTC has 30 days to make a decision on whether to begin an investigation.

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Zertz on November 7, 2008 02:30PM
Rambus hits them while they're down... Good ol' business
tkrow21 on November 7, 2008 04:31PM
No, we need nVidia or else ATi will be safe with releasing crap.
ekiM on November 8, 2008 12:29PM
I would agree with you Krow, but look at Intel's market domination and the massive improvements (not gaming wise >_>) with i7
Zertz on November 9, 2008 12:08PM
I wasn't saying it's a good thing, the timing on Rambus' petition is just kinda funny. Also, i7 will be expensive for a little while, it's not just a CPU it's a new board, new RAM.. so I don't think AMD (or even Intel's own Penryn) has much to lose to i7.
T3mpest on November 9, 2008 06:41PM
I doubt much will happen, but i could be wrong. And on the i7, the main thing is the fact that any decent amount of decent quality DDR3 is very expensive compared to minimal performance gains. But, just maybe, the fact that i7 requires DDR3 will bring down DDR3 prices due to a larger amount being sold.

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