I wonder how much $$ Clevo and their resellers have tied up in NVidia's NDA. Inventory and mobo, etc. design aging by the day, and not able to move it until November 8. It appears the NDA has slowed things down at least 1 month, perhaps 2. Not only is it impacting cash flow, it is giving slow moving Dell and IBM types time to catch up.
Then again, that might be the real reason for the NDA. NVidia doesn't have any other benefit, unless a limited production capability saved them that much $$, doubtful. It also gives ATI time to catch up - instead of NVidia being three months ahead, they will only be 2 months ahead.
Anyone know who is on NVidia's board, % ownership, etc.?
You would think that after this, Clevo would be much more interested in ATI. Perhaps that is a clue behind their chipset being able to take both technologies. If true, they may have been bent quite a while ago, when they started designing the mobo.
Or perhaps, Clevo's video card flexibility caused this in the first place, and NVidia is willing to shoot their foot to slap Clevo's hand.
We could be witnessing the surface of an interesting dynamic.