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Rumours are flying thick and fast out of California today about something that the industry has considered impossible for two decades.
A merger of two companies that have been sworn blood enemies. Could it be true? KitGuru genuflects and prepares to utter sacrilegious words.
Lordie, lordie.
  • nVidia invented the modern 3D card as we know it.
  • ATI brought us DX9.
  • nVidia brought us AMD chipset mainboards.
  • AMD delivered 64-bit computing to the masses.
  • nVidia innovated with SLi and dual-GPU graphics.
  • AMD allowed CrossFire to work with a mainboard’s integrated graphics processor.
  • nVidia came down from the mountain with DX10.
  • AMD delivered on DirectX 11.
At the same time as these companies have been innovating hard and fast in every sector they touch, one thing is certain.
Intel is pulling in ever increasing revenue.

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Then what is going to happen at Nvidia? Who is going to take over Jen's spot?

I don't see this happening.
Edited by sLowEnd - 6/16/11 at 7:44pm
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Then what is going to happen at Nvidia? Who is going to take over Jen's spot?

I don't see this happening.
The article is claiming AMD and Nvida will merge. Then Jen Hsun will return to AMD as CEO.
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It'd be a merger, read the article.
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...And where is a prime example of a website looking for hits.
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Then what is going to happen at Nvidia? Who is going to take over Jen's spot?

I don't see this happening.
You didn't read the source did you?

They're suggesting that nVidia and AMD's Graphics division would merge together.

Though I doubt it would happen as only Via & Intel would be left in the graphics processing market. Even then, Via is the only one in discrete graphics with Intel being the threat in the IGP world.

On the other hand, if it did happen, it could be a HUGE success for AMD.
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O.o that would not be good for consumers.
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You didn't read the source did you?

They're suggesting that nVidia and AMD's Graphics division would merge together.

Though I doubt it would happen as only Via & Intel would be left in the graphics processing market. Even then, Via is the only one in discrete graphics with Intel being the threat in the IGP world.

On the other hand, if it did happen, it could be a HUGE success for AMD.
Huge success for them means less $$$ in our pockets... If this happens say hello to $600+ single GPU's...
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Supposedly, AMD went to acquire NVIDIA first a few years ago. However, Jen required that he would be CEO and the deal was dead in the water. AMD then went to negotiate with ATI... so that was the rumor.

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Though I doubt it would happen as only Via & Intel would be left in the graphics processing market. Even then, Via is the only one in discrete graphics with Intel being the threat in the IGP world.
There are a few other minor graphics companies.... Matrox, PowerVR, etc.
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Huge success for them means less $$$ in our pockets... If this happens say hello to $600+ single GPU's...
While yes that is logical assumption, it's not the point I was making.
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There are a few other minor graphics companies.... Matrox, PowerVR, etc.
PowerVR isn't on the desktop side of things, and Matrox is only competing on the FireGL / Quadro side of things.

Via is the only one still making discrete graphics on the consumer side (though that's about dropped and they're almost exclusively focusing on integrated solutions for Nano)
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