For the past few weeks Intel & Nvidia have been taking swipes at each other in stock market analyst meetings. Let’s face it in the world of geeky computer tech, video cards are about as hip as it comes. Wether you’re helping macboys be creative in Photoshop and Final Cut Studio or helping gamers frag in Q3A and actually run Crysis… graphics is what the cool kids are all about.

Apparently the CEO of Nvidia didn’t like the idea of stogy Intel all up in its grill and trying to hang with his peeps. So what was Jen-Hsun Huang to do, but throw down:

“We’re going to open a can of whoop ass”…

Intel’s integrated offerings [are] “a joke,” but that even if Intel manages increase graphics performance by ten times by 2010, that’s barely up to par with current NVIDIA offerings…

Intel fired back minutes later, sending emails to analysts detailing NVIDIA’s poor track record when it comes to Vista crashes due to incomplete drivers. Almost on queue, Huang responded once again…

“NVIDIA has to support several new titles every week,” he said, alleging that Intel’s graphics just have to support the basic office packages. “You already have the right machine to run Excel. You bought it four years ago”…

“How much faster can you render the blue screen of death?”