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post #61 of 90
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Originally Posted by xira View Post
I wouldn't be too sure. I can see either reality coming to plausibility. A whole lot of people were very skeptical about Apple switching to Intel too (kind of a bad comparison, I know.)

Plus I think the argument against Intel would hold up in court, but that's just my perspective. Not to mention the FCC has been pretty "loose" with mergers lately.
Don't worry...the EU likes beating up American companies. AMD and Nvidia are both based in California so there will be reckoning.
post #62 of 90
I don't think the consumer won't benefit.

1. Because Physx, CUDA, Stream, Eyefinity, NV3D etc. will probably be implemented on all Graphix cards.

2. Governments (like the EU) sue the crap out of your company if you don't keep prices low and/or you try to dominate the market.

The latter would be one reason that this won't happen
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LOL why are people still debating ... its a kitguru article afterall
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post #64 of 90
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Don't worry...the EU likes beating up American companies. AMD and Nvidia are both based in California so there will be reckoning.
The EU's jurisdiction doesn't worry me.
Edited by xira - 6/17/11 at 1:34am
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post #65 of 90
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Earlier I was thinking about this and thought it sounded like a bad thing. Now im thinking .. what if they did merge and then PC devs would only have to code games for one type OF GPU..? Then devs could cold for a single type of architecture and nvidia/amd could still sell variations of that at different prices by simply making GPUs with more or less cores/stream processors/shaders all of the same design.
But even if it did happen GPU prices would sky rocket, something as powerful as a 6950 or GTX570 would be like $600. Which in turn just overall wouldn't be good for us enthusiasts, well our wallets that is.
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The EU's caricaturisation doesn't worry me.
That is what Microsoft and Intel said too . Back on topic, this is a very bold move and if it does materialize we might have a problem. Now, if there would be a third player on the gpu market that is willing to take my money and fight with the best NVIDIA and ATI has to offer then I will never look back at these two companies.
 
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post #67 of 90
It could be a smart move for both companies, and not terrible for enthusiasts.

As NVIDIAMD they'd have their foot in the door of the smartphone market, something AMD has been kicking themselves for not getting into sooner.

With enhanced fusion tech, both companies would be better able to compete against Intel in the desktop, laptop, and tablet arenas.

In a few years, IGPs from AMD will be strong enough for serious gaming, making NVIDIAs home-user discrete GPUs superfluous. Their APUs will be competing against Intel, so they won't have free reign to gouge customers.

Intel will have their cloud/datacenter-on-a-chip for HPC, and NVIDIAMD will have the next gen Tesla.
Edited by willis888 - 6/17/11 at 1:36am
post #68 of 90
nvidia recently signed a contract with Microsoft about some bull**** against apple isnt it ?,

amd is powering Apple's future products so this move makes some sense i guess with AMD drowning in the market currently !!
Edited by LUNAR - 6/17/11 at 2:08am
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In a few years, IGPs from AMD will be strong enough for serious gaming, making NVIDIAs home-user discrete GPUs superfluous. Their APUs will be competing against Intel, so they won't have free reign to gouge customers.
IGPs will NEVER be sufficient to max out the days latest games.
    
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IGPs will NEVER be sufficient to max out the days latest games.
One day, we'll have IGP's built on IGP's, so you can Crysis while you Metro, in a very detailed slideshow.
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