ATI gets Intel M bus license

By on March 18, 2003, 3:38 PM
ATI [URL=http://news.com.com/2100-1044-993035.html?tag=fd_top]announced[/URL] today they have signed a license deal with Intel for its bus technology used in the new Pentium M (part of the Centrino 'bundle'). Perhaps the most interesting result from this license is that it will allow ATI to develop chipsets with built-in graphics for the Pentium M platform, much like previous IGP chipsets have done with the Celeron, P4 and Athlon XP platforms.

Of course, I wouldn't mind a Centrino powered notebook with some good performing ATI graphics built-in, if you know what I mean. I'm sure these are also bad news for NVIDIA whose nForce chipsets remain with an AMD license only.

Add New Comment

TechSpot Members
Login or sign up for free,
it takes about 30 seconds.
You may also...
Get complete access to the TechSpot community. Join thousands of technology enthusiasts that contribute and share knowledge in our forum. Get a private inbox, upload your own photo gallery and more.