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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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HT on the GPU?
By Etsp on 7/26/2006 8:51:35 PM , Rating: 2
Who wants to bet that in future GPU's Ati (or is it Amd since they are merging....) is going to use an HT link between the GPU and Graphics memory? I can see that as a possible advantage

RE: HT on the GPU?
By pnyffeler on 7/26/2006 9:18:21 PM , Rating: 2
I mentioned this on another page, but the big advantage could probably be in memory. With Vista removing the 4GB limit and managing the GPU like the CPU, you could stuff a bunch of fast RAM onto the HT bus, and the OS could allocate memory where it's needed. Think about all of the time your GPU memory sits unused when you aren't running games.

Mmm...8 GB of GDDR4 in my system. Can't wait to have some money.

RE: HT on the GPU?
By Etsp on 7/26/2006 10:10:39 PM , Rating: 3
Oh, I hadn't even thought of an HT link between the GPU and the rest of the system, that's something that may be even more worth hoping for than an HT link between the GPU and the GDDR

RE: HT on the GPU?
By mino on 7/27/2006 4:39:18 PM , Rating: 2
Yeah, HT instead of PCIe makes sense. howerver that rant on HT between GPU and GDDR ??? What are you smoking ?

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