|Nvidia to design graphics chip for PS3|
|Posted by: AceBHound on Dec 7th, 2004 5:40 PM|
|According to The Register, Nvidia has just signed on with Sony to develop the graphic chips for "3D graphics and image processing" of the PS3. This is great news for Nvidia, as they'll need to be compete against the ATI & the Xbox 2.
Apparently, Nvidia has been working on the chip for the last two years, according to company CEO Jen-Hsun Huang. That would put the start of company's involvement in PS3 development at least eight months before ATI confirmed its Xbox 2 design win. Then, it was suggested that Nvidia and Microsoft had fallen out over how much the latter owed the former for its graphics technology, and that led to the decision to adopt ATI chippery.