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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: Who really knows?
By Drexial on 7/27/2006 1:21:25 PM , Rating: 2
1) absolutely right

2)i think this will work in reverse, because of the way that ATi designed their current GPU's they are damn close to just being powerful CPU's AMD doesnt have much to bring to the table right now cause they arent doing any overhauls to their cores. just adding in features. they are stuck where Intel was for the P4's, bruit forcing more power out of them.

3) Compared to ATi nVidea is an equal level GPU company. they arnt any better or worse at makign a good product, but they are much better at marketing. same with intel.

4)ATi up until this merger was more with Intel than AMD. nVidea has almost exclusively been developing with AMD and refused to give into Intel. thats why this merger surprises me so much. cause ATi was working so closely with Intel right up to the day they announced the merger was official.

nVidea has refused to help Intel develop the universal dual card chipset. even though nVidea has worked with other companies on similar solutions. if nVidea and Intel team up their marketing skills, AMD and ATi would be wiped off the face of the planet. cause as it stands now, not only does Intel market better, they also have a superior performing chip coming out.

Only time will tell

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