Rizenet heeft een kort interview online gekieperd met Diane Vanasse, een PR-babe bij nVidia. De gestelde vragen hebben betrekking op de Quadro2 Pro \ MXR en de nVidia X-Box chip:
Rizenet: Why has NVIDIA chosen to produce not just the chips, but the entire board for the upcoming Quadro2 PRO \ MXR products? This seems to be deviating from the business plan.
DV: We are selling boards vertically in workstations because the volumes are low and customers want to buy a complete solution. Unlike in the PC market, workstation customers are typically using the machine for a specific, complicated application. This model allows us to get closer to that end-user customer. We have no plans to change our business model in any of our other markets.
Rizenet: What companies will be offering Quadro boards? Any besides ELSA?
DV: NVIDIA will market directly to all major OEMs, while ELSA will receive the worldwide exclusive distribution rights to market to all other channels, including system integrators, value-added resellers and distributors. So only Elsa and NVIDIA will be producing Quadro based boards.
Rizenet: Will the chipset being produced for the X-box be available in the retail PC market?
DV: No, this is a single GPU (not a chipset) designed for Xbox only.
Thanks Foxz voor het opsturen!