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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: Caution - watch out for ignorant fanboys
By jabber on 7/27/2006 7:47:48 AM , Rating: 2
"The 7800 series is what turned many ATI fans back to Nvidia!"

The 7800 series was purely a stop gap range. I'd have been pretty annoyed if I'd bought a 7800GTX and just a few weeks later the cheaper, better performing 7900 series came out.

Luckily I waited.

It will be interesting to see what Intel does with its PowerVR license. This current trend of brute force graphics power a tthe expense of power and heat has to come to an end soon. Ween need a clever, more sophisticated approach. Tile rendering could be the answer. I reckon a PowerVR based card with the power of say a 6600GT could be pretty impressive.

RE: Caution - watch out for ignorant fanboys
By mino on 7/27/2006 4:30:42 PM , Rating: 2
He meant 7800GT's. At its time the X850 had pretty hard time to cope with it.
GTX was stop-gap, but AFAIK the manufacturing gave them the possibility to maky more money so the did it. GTX was not planned initially. At least not at those sky-high cloks.

By mino on 7/27/2006 4:34:56 PM , Rating: 2
by 7800GT I meant 7800GTX 256M
by 7800GTX I meant 7800GTX 512M

This happens when a company uses such a stupid naming scheme. (Core Duo vs. Core march. vs Core 2 anyone ;-) )

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