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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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RE: nVidia > ATi
By L33tMasta on 7/26/2006 6:20:07 PM , Rating: -1

Actually, ATi had to make the X1950 to combat nVidias superior 7950GX2. There is no fanboyisms here. Just pure fact. the 8000 series will blow ATi and AMD out of the water.

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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