Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 5th Nov 2007 21:31 UTC, submitted by null_pointer_us
3D News, GL, DirectX "Today, with the coming introduction of the NVIDIA 780i chipset, NVIDIA is looking to make serious changes to what is possible with enthusiast systems by launching a new technology platform. The name of the new standard is ESA - Enthusiast System Architecture. Its goal is to provide information and control to enthusiasts not just for NVIDIA motherboards and video cards, but to provide that information and control for many other components in an ESA-enabled system. The actual protocol is OS independent. This is very important for the future of ESA, as it will eventually allow ESA to operate with any platform."
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RE[2]: Proof is in the pudding
by tyrione on Tue 6th Nov 2007 01:57 UTC in reply to "RE: Proof is in the pudding"
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I asked what was the kernel teams stances on adding another level of complexity that will require the component parts to be redesigned to communicate over USB which then will require motherboard manufacturers to redesign this as well.

This sounds great for system design testing.

Sounds overkill and cumbersome to build oversized cases to accommodate cooling systems for the sake of joe sandbox who wants to customize every little setting until they screw it up.

If nVidia wants this to take off I'd suggest they produce some motherboards, power supplies, cooling systems in the idea of cases they want and show how this would work.

Otherwise, it wreaks that nVidia is worried that Intel and AMD with their inroads into graphics scares the piss out of them.

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