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ATI's Street News Flash
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ATI just released the July Street News Flash, which was published in response to the recent news of an AMD takeover.  There are just too many good quotes in this one, so we thought we'd just quote the whole news flash in its entirety:
On ATI's Intel License: There is no truth to the rumor that Intel has pulled ATI's chipset license. We continue to ship Intel chipsets under license.

On AMD's commitment to GPUs: The merger with AMD reinforces ATI's position as the world's best GPU supplier. AMD is absolutely committed to maintaining and extending that leadership. The merger gives access to AMD technologies and resources - for example, custom memory design - which will raise performance and reduce costs, further increasing ATI's competitiveness. Also, AMD has been extraordinarily effective in the channel, and access to their know-how, experience, and network, will be a powerful plus for ATI.

On Intel platforms: AMD acquired ATI so it could be the world's number one graphics processor supplier. AMD is absolutely committed to supporting graphics on Intel platforms. Hector Ruiz, AMD's CEO, made this completely clear on the conference call that announced the merger. He stated that AMD wanted to increase choice in the market, and that included ATI graphics on an Intel platform.

On the gift to Nvidia: Nvidia has seen the writing on the wall, and doesn't like what it's saying. The PC market is a tough place to be without any friends. ATI now has all the resources of AMD behind it, and will be producing faster, more compact GPUs and reaching the channel more effectively than ever before. Nvidia's words are bravado, designed to confuse the market while the company tries to find a way to compete now that it's standing alone.

Of course, we also reported that the ATI-Intel cross-license agreement was still in place yesterday.

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nVidia > ATi
By L33tMasta on 7/26/2006 5:29:01 PM , Rating: 0
Man, ATi is nothing compared to nVidia. When the 8000 series comes out, we'll see Intel and nVidia laughing.

RE: nVidia > ATi
By epsilonparadox on 7/26/2006 5:33:06 PM , Rating: 1
And when the 900000000000000000000000000000 series comes out, nVidia will rule the world and even intel will be afraid.

RE: nVidia > ATi
By Jkm3141 on 7/26/06, Rating: 0
RE: nVidia > ATi
By Tsuwamono on 7/26/06, Rating: 0
RE: nVidia > ATi
By Samus on 7/27/2006 1:40:47 AM , Rating: 4
Yea, because high end graphics win you the marketplace, right?

::looks at ATI's marketshare::

Ohh, thats strange, ATI has nearly double the marketshare of nVidia. I guess you guys are business majors and own big tech companies, right?

Stop being idiots, these companies know more than you could ever imagine about success, they know what they're doing when 5 billion dollars are at stake.

RE: nVidia > ATi
By sutyi on 7/27/2006 9:09:51 AM , Rating: 2
Yepp counting the whole integrated market in their market share (IGP, Mobile & Handheld.). Besides these markets ATi has smaller marketshare of standalone desktop graphics.

RE: nVidia > ATi
By Homerboy on 7/26/06, Rating: 0
RE: nVidia > ATi
By mindless1 on 7/30/2006 2:33:02 AM , Rating: 1
Absolutely, nVidia is still dominant. We have reached an era where the hardware is fast enough, that only through extreme budgets do we even buy today's high-end hardware.

So the hardware is sufficient from either camp, but drivers? ATI still stinks in that department. CCC? Please, I don't like feeling bloated and my PC doesn't either.

So in all fairness, we can have a logical, not fanboistic reason to pick the better company for "most" graphics needs. Maybe your need is filled by ATI, or maybe not.

RE: nVidia > ATi
By Goty on 7/26/06, Rating: 0
RE: nVidia > ATi
By mendocinosummit on 7/26/06, Rating: 0
RE: nVidia > ATi
By PT2006 on 7/26/2006 5:50:00 PM , Rating: 5
The button at the top says "threshold," change it to -1

RE: nVidia > ATi
By mendocinosummit on 7/26/06, Rating: 0
RE: nVidia > ATi
By johnsonx on 7/26/2006 6:04:33 PM , Rating: 4
yeah, but the damned setting doesn't stick. I have to reset it to -1 every session.

RE: nVidia > ATi
By PrinceGaz on 7/27/2006 8:07:41 AM , Rating: 2
It sticks for the comments to AT articles but not DT news-items.

Maybe someone at DT can see what is different and fix it.

RE: nVidia > ATi
By L33tMasta on 7/26/06, Rating: -1
RE: nVidia > ATi
By Goty on 7/26/2006 7:44:33 PM , Rating: 5
For those of you that don't know, this is, again, a great example of a fanboy comment.

The 7950GX2 is a dual-card soltuion (two chips, two PCBs, two cards), hence the X1950 is not meant to compete with it in any way (either in price or performance, it's in an entirely different bracket). Also, if you think that they would be able to develop even a refresh to a GPU and get it out the door in the few months that the GX2 has been around, you're out of your mind.

And again with the 8000 series comment. Until you can show me actual numbers from BOTH companies and show me definitively that nVidia is absolutely dominating ATI, you don't have a leg to stand on with that comment.

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