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post #21 of 90
I thought Microsoft got first dibs on Nvidia if they sold? I could be waaaay wrong though.
post #22 of 90
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really doubt this would happen, and if it was going to happen Microsoft could stop it from happening if they wanted to couldnt they?
That acquisition defense is more just that. If NVIDIA is willing to merger or be acquired by another company, they probably could create a legal process to prevent MS from having a say even if they wanted to.

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Posted in the right section atleast.One thing is for sure,the market as we know is changing fast,and nVidia is somewhat at a disadvantage.AMD's sudden move to tablets is causing a ruckus.IF BD is competitive,you could see some real shake-ups ahead.
AMD's sudeen move to tablets? Tegra 2 is the official Android 3.0 platform.


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I'm not sure how this helps AMD in their fight vs the giant Intel?
There are other markets than just consumer x86.

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Even together they would be dwarfed by Intel.
In consumer x86..... they have advantages in HPC and tablets. Besides, x86 role maybe be reduced in the next decade.
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post #23 of 90
As long as they keep the cards green I'm alright with this.

And I mean in color.
Edited by vspec - 6/16/11 at 6:09pm
post #24 of 90
Wouldn't that make them effectively a monopoly, which would be illegal wouldn't it? God I hope this doesn't come true, graphics cards are expensive enough already.
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post #25 of 90
Microsoft is a major shareholder of Nvidia, so they have a say. Though, seeing as Microsoft are cozy with AMD as well I don't think they would step in and stop it.

However this would never get regulatory approval from the courts to allow such a huge merger. It would leave no competitors. If they did AMD would have a strong foot in the door with tablets. I'd be in the money as well in terms of share price.
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post #26 of 90
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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.
Moe then that they could combine their technology and patents and really wip up some cool gfx cards.
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post #27 of 90
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Moe then that they could combine their technology and patents and really wip up some cool gfx cards.
For about $700 a card, with no competition they can charge whatever they want. An AMD graphics/Nvidia merger would spell bad news for consumers.
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Wouldn't that make them effectively a monopoly, which would be illegal wouldn't it? God I hope this doesn't come true, graphics cards are expensive enough already.
Effectively, yes. Legally, no; there are still other players in the game so they wouldn't become a monopoly.
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Effectively, yes. Legally, no; there are still other players in the game so they wouldn't become a monopoly.
This. They could effectively argue that even after the merger that they would still be in the minority when it comes to GPU sales. (*Cough* vs Intel */cough)

IMO this would be pretty interesting. Just imagine nVidia cards with eyefinity and AMD cards with PhysX and proper 3D support.

Even if they merge I wouldn't expect the prices for their new GPU's to rise much. The mid level cards are still their bread and butter when it comes to profits, and they wouldn't phase that price tier out.
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I'll believe this when I see it.
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