Intel settles feud with Nvidia

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Intel settles feud with Nvidia

Cut deal on chip licensing.

Intel and Nvidia have agreed to a deal which will end the companies' licensing battle.

Nvidia said that it had reached an agreement to produce its SLI GPU hardware for use with Intel's Core I5 and I7 processor platforms. The deal also covers motherboards from Asus, EVGA, Gigabyte and MSI.

In making the deal, Nvidia has put an end to a legal battle that has dogged both companies for much of the year. Intel filed suit against Nvidia in February to terminate a 2004 licensing deal.

Intel contended that in the time since the deal was made its own chip and hardware designs have progressed to a point of making the agreement obsolete. Shortly after Intel filed suit, Nvidia countersued and issued a statement vowing to fight the motion.

That feud was ended on Monday when the new agreement was announced.

"Nvidia SLI technology is a perfect complement to the processing prowess of our new Core i7 and Intel DP55KG desktop board," said Clem Russo, vice president and general manager of the Intel client board division.

"NVIDIA and Intel share a combined passion for furthering the PC as the definitive platform for gaming, and this combination will surely be attractive to anyone building or purchasing a brand new PC this fall."

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