quote: ATI has had excellent drivers for years now. People who still think their problems from 5+ years ago exist today need to take their heads out of the sand.
quote: by GreenEnvt on July 25, 2006 at 12:43 PM
ATI has had excellent drivers for years now.
quote: "System-on-a-chip" will not work for PC's
quote: I think the single chip CPU/GPU is a great idea for servers
quote: You can't build chips for all the game consoles. That's not possible. They would all like a slightly different style from the others. Difference is important. The same chip company would have difficulty designing chips for the different styles. It's also so high stakes that you need to focus. No one has enough extraneous resources around to build chips for all the game consoles.
quote: I see no reason ATI shouldn't continue making Intel chipsets, as long as there is a market for them
quote: ATI drivers are "excellent" compared to, say, NVIDIA's Quad SLI drivers
quote: "I surely hope so, absolutely." In an interview with Bytesector, Perez also assures us "We will continue to work with AMD to bring our brands to our mutual customers," but warns "We are now Intel's best GPU partner."
quote: The merger also could lock ATI out of the business of supplying graphics chipsets to Intel-based PCs, worth about $90 million a year in revenue. ATI chipsets connect to Intel's processor through what's known as a front side bus, which serves as a highway for transferring data. But AMD, under a different licensing deal with Intel, is not allowed to use that front side bus. "We are evaluating the deal, and have got a lot to figure out how it would fit in with our existing agreements with both ATI and AMD," Intel spokesman Chuck Mulloy says.
quote: Derek Perez; "So if you think about it, it’s kind of like ATI’s thrown in the towel right? Getting beat on both ends, looking for a way out, a little bit like 3dfx a few years back."