Dit zat er ook al langer aan te komen. Intel kapt dus met z'n graphics produkten (de mislukte i740 en i752) en ik denk niet dat we hier echt rouwig om hoeven te zijn... Hier heb je de info van GA-Source:
Intel is exiting a segment of the booming market for chips that process two and three dimensional graphics in personal computers after entering the market just last year.
An Intel spokesman confirmed a report today on CNET's News .com that said Intel is getting out of the market for stand-alone graphics chips, which it entered in February of 1998, with a graphics controller chip called the i740. But the company will continue to develop integrated chip sets, which combine a graphics processor with a standard PC chip set that accompanies the microprocessor, Intel said.
"As we look at the market, we see the integrated approach becoming more popular,'' said Mike Sullivan, an Intel spokesman. ''The 810 has been a very popular product,'' he said, referring to the Intel chip set that integrates graphics, which was introduced in the first half of this year. Analysts said Intel could not keep pace with rival graphics chip companies, such as ATI Technologies Inc., NVIDIA Corp. and S3 Inc., who were churning out better performing stand-alone graphics controllers faster than Santa Clara, Calif.-based Intel.
"There has been a lot of speculation that they would do this,'' said Dean McCarron, an analyst with Mercury Research in Scottsdale, Ariz. "They were competing against ATI, Nvidia, S3 and all of those vendors who have similar products and many were higher in performance.''