AMD is apparently buying ATI

By nickslick74
Jul 24, 2006
  1. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

  2. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    Yeah it was on the TS front page too. It will most likely result in better products for us consumers which means more competition from Intel and lower prices. It's all good news for the consumer as such.
  3. KingCody

    KingCody TS Evangelist Posts: 992   +8

    the possibility has been well known for a while now, but I didn't know AMD had officially confirmed it until I read the link that Didou provided :D

    chipsets: I think that Nvidia will continue to make the high end chipsets for AMD boards.

    graphics cards: again, i think AMD will still work with Nvidia, because nvidia is too big of a player to shut them out.

    i also think that the "merger" will allow the cHT-linked multi-socket platform to become reality, because there's really nothing stopping it now :) (AMD may not be able to make a more powerful processor [yet], but they can make a more powerful platform to compensate .

    does anybody have a link to any official statement from Intel or Nvidia about this? this is going to get very interesting, but like rage said, it's good news for all :)
  4. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    Why would Intel or nVidia have an official press release concerning two other companies ?
  5. hynesy

    hynesy TS Maniac Posts: 389

    A very good point by Didou :), I hope intel lower there prices because of this massive deal as i am an intel user and not an AMD user
  6. Superinc

    Superinc TS Rookie Posts: 66

    Think its bad .. AMD will now want comsumers to buy ATI GPUs instead of Nvidia. . they(AMD) are going to bust a Mircosoft and not allows Nvidia chips for their processors .
  7. hynesy

    hynesy TS Maniac Posts: 389

    thats foolish, I will not be a slave to any company, therefore i will not be forced to buy products because they only make the processor for ATI GPU's. I would much rather buy Intel and have the choice between ATI and nvidia
  8. Spike

    Spike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,168

    Intel will now be using their own chipset for onboard graphics as opposed to ATIs ( ...

    It's just another strategic move in that great game called the battle of the big chipset/cpu players, as can be confirmed by the recent ATI/AMD conference call and the stated reasoning of the two companies ( ...

  9. hynesy

    hynesy TS Maniac Posts: 389

    Well i dont like intel intergrated grahpics on their mobo's. I have a dell demention 3000 and the graphics have all crapped out, it can't diplay even xp properly. The computer is only one year old, and has been put under just about no stress.
  10. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,573   +65

    AMD has a better platform.
    AMD has cut prices agressively.
    Intel now has a better chip.

    What I see is...

    AMD is going to start looking real good to system integrators again, expanding their business to new customers. They've been inching into the server market and now you'll see AMD's increasing presence in desktops.

    Intel is going to start popping up on more enthusiast desktops and fewer OEMs. Their notebook presence will stay strong as their server niche gently declines. Apple is now in a pickle too, since Intel is abandoning ATI. :)

    Smart move by AMD, in my opinion. Both companies are really going to help each other.
  11. KingCody

    KingCody TS Evangelist Posts: 992   +8

    you'll have to excuse my "apple ignorance" ;), but why does it affect apple? does ATI make the MAC'c chipset for Intel models? :confused:
  12. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    No, but the newest MACs that do not have integrated Intel VGA generally have ATI cards in them (Radeon X1600 & the likes).
  13. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,573   +65

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