"Before the previous generation of Intel processor was
released, Lynnfield, remember that NVIDIA initially WANTED to have
chipset options on the market as well. Instead, Intel put legal
pressure on NVIDIA to the point that the entire division was dropped.
The death of the nForce line was with a whimper, not a bang, but the
fact that today you can't make a Sandy Bridge processor purchase
because of failures with Intel's own chipset, the ONLY chipset that
exists for SNB-base CPUs, should help NVIDIA's top brass sleep better