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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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G80 vs R600
By AggressorPrime on 7/26/2006 6:12:07 PM , Rating: 2
Nothing is going to change about the G80 or the R600. We know the R600 is 65nm with 64 unified pipelines and the G80 is 90nm with 32:16 pixel:vertex pipelines. A single G80 will perform worse than a single R600 assuming nVidia does not act on dual cores with the G80. That does not mean the G80 is worse than the R600. In overall performance, as long as nVidia has Quad SLI and ATI doesn't have Quad Crossfire, nVidia has the best performer solution. And if nVidia keeps their GX2s in 5the $500-$600 price range as they do now, their Quad SLI solution will be within reasonable budget spending.




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