We've all heard the tidbits and vague rumors regarding a potential partnership between AMD and ATI. A strange rumor it has been, especially considering the relationship between Intel and ATI over the past few years. Aside from just the exciting potentials those rumors bring, they also appear to be having an effect on both companies' financial situations. With the leaps and bounces AMD has been making in order to grab different segments of the market and the huge emphasis on computers as entertainment devices, it makes perfect sense for AMD to try and capture ATI. Intel may have lost some ground, but they are big, capable of lots of innovation and relentless. Some sites are stating that as early as next Monday we could hear more about the ATI/AMD deal. Fascinating stuff.