http://www.neowin.net/news/main/08/08/01/nvidia-gives-up-on-its-chipset-business According to DigiTimes Nvidia has given in to its rivals and is closing it motherboard business. Mole’s from inside Taiwan top motherboard makers said. “Nvidia called a meeting earlier this week with its motherboard partners to gauge support for it continuing to develop chipsets in the future. The motherboard makers' response? Silence”. It is expected that Nvidia will now concentrate on its GPU business and will move its resources from its motherboard development team to aid its GPU team. Its assumed that Nvidia will be under pressure in the GPU field now due to ATI having crossfire support, while Nvidia now has to try and licence its own SLI technology. With this impending withdrawal from the Motherboard market also casts doubt on the recent whispers about Nvidia developing a chipset for Apple’s new Macbook Pro. Bad news indeed........leaves only Intel as a major chipset manufacturer and Via as low end, looks like with AMD's poor scoring and nvidia's withdrawal, monopoly days are coming back and mediocrity with high price will rear its ugly head.