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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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Intel platform licence?
By Cosmic_Horror on 7/26/2006 6:40:21 PM , Rating: 2
Does this mean AMD now owns the licence that ATI has with intel to produce chipsets for Intel chips?

RE: Intel platform licence?
By ksherman on 7/26/2006 7:08:15 PM , Rating: 2
wow, wouldnt that be a mind blower if AMD was then producing the best performing Chipset for the Intel Platform...

What i mean by "best performing" is that ATI has been making wonderful strides in the quality of their chipsets. There is a really good chance that my next mainboard may be based off of an ATI chipset. I say this becuase the ATI based mobos have been coming in at very reasonable prices, some times lower than nVidias solutions, and has been giveing great perfromance/features on top of that. I have been using nVidia chips and video cards for a while, so this is not some partisan bias.

I just would love to see the irony of AMD producing one heck of a chipset for Intel based systems... It seems to me that Intel enthusiast level boards also come with one heck of a price take, seemingly a lot higher price than a top-o-the-line nVidia board.

Well, im just ranting now, back to life, and drooling over that sex piece of silicon, ie the Core 2 Duo E6400 :-D

RE: Intel platform licence?
By TomZ on 7/26/2006 8:50:52 PM , Rating: 2
Do you think the ATI chipsets are better than the Intel chipsets like the 965 and 975?

RE: Intel platform licence?
By Tyler 86 on 7/27/2006 1:39:59 AM , Rating: 2
ATi's Intel chipsets are worse or about even, or even a generation behind. IGP wise; ATi.

They do make great chipsets though, the X3200 for AMD chipsets is quite a marvel. Typicly paired with a ULi southbridge, though, which is now owned by nVidia...

Though I'd wager the VIA Intel chipsets are on par... IGP wise, Via vs Intel; Intel.

ATi has the potential to put out some great Intel Chipsets... or had should it be revoked...

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