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ATI's Street News Flash
Easy, tiger

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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RE: nVidia > ATi
By Goty on 7/26/2006 5:35:08 PM , Rating: 0
Besides the fact that that is possibly the biggest fanboy comment I've ever seen (fanboy meaning someone who is hopelessly devoted to one company and makes claims about said company's new technologies that 99% of the world has absolutely no information on, and so has no way to back those claims up), why would Intel be laughing?

AMD/ATI going down the tubes would be one of the worst things that could happen to Intel. Having some serious competition is the only thing keeping the government from slapping all kinds of restrictions on them because they're the only big player in a market (and the same pretty much goes for nVidia).


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.


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