nVidia does not get a license for Intel chipsets
The Register reports that the following happened at a press conference held by nVidia at Computex in Taiwan when the nForce for AMD CPUs was presented:
When the Director of Product Management at nVidia, Tony Tomasi, was asked whether they were also planning chipsets for Intel CPUs, he only said that there was nothing to be said about this. However, he later explained that they would not have a license for Intel's front-side bus protocol and thus would not be able to produce chipsets for Intel processors. The Register is now speculating whether Intel may fear the competition from nVidia for its own chipsets with integrated graphics and has therefore set the price for the license a little higher. On the other hand, it can also be due to the fact that nVidia does not want to and cannot produce any chipsets for the Intel processors for the time being, as the capacities at nVidia are currently not yet sufficient. Should the nForce be a success, things could look completely different again.