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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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By Goty on 7/27/2006 11:08:20 AM , Rating: 2

nVidia makes video cards, chipsets, and some other assorted media and mobile hardware. Via makes chipsets and nano-ITX systems, along with a few other small projects. There's really not an area where either company has a big presence in that the other company would benefit from getting into. AMD and ATI started this merger because both companies needed something the other had.

By Randalllind on 7/27/2006 11:20:31 AM , Rating: 1
Via sucks as far as chips goes their cpu's are just strong enough to power up linux. Wal-mart linux machines are running on VIA.

Anyway a true gamer I am not but I do like Simcity 4 etc no one has explain how AMD+ATI combo cpu/gpu will work. Most video cards now have 256mb and some have even started shipping 512mb.

So let say some one has a 2gb system do you have to allocated 256mb in bios for video? Also this sound like it will suck for a true gramer robbing Paul to pay Peter you set video card for 256 then you lose that for the over all system.

So wtf wants this?

By mino on 7/27/2006 4:44:02 PM , Rating: 2
VIA has huge problems with IP - Intel cut them of from many of their markets by not renewing thei GTL bus licence.
Thi was clearly cut-throat type of tactics Intel used. GTL is slow and old, has no value for intel. The only possible to do so is to hurt VIA

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