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i think these moves are just craptastic it would be nice if saw the lead engineers from ati and nvidia left the companys joined forces and started another brand of gpu makers.. i really cant see any of this being good for the consumer and i really dont like the ideas of a gpu/cpu all in one chip either which is where this is likely to lead us..
    
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Originally Posted by Trippen Out
i think these moves are just craptastic it would be nice if saw the lead engineers from ati and nvidia left the companys joined forces and started another brand of gpu makers.. i really cant see any of this being good for the consumer and i really dont like the ideas of a gpu/cpu all in one chip either which is where this is likely to lead us..
Agreed.
Competition is good for the consumer.
Prices go up with monopolies.
Hopefully it is not true.

Bring back the voodoo cards!
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Bring back the voodoo cards!
Yup, the good old Vodoo days, playing NFS3, starcraft, quake2, who cared at that time about these aquisitions?

Still, if nVidia doesn't partner with Intel they won't have an easy time resisting both ATI+AMD and Intel as competition for chipset and VID cars. They may start some Aigea-like physics card, but it really seems the GPU days are numbered.
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I'm just hoping the GMAs get better. But then again, the GMA3000 already has unified shaders and SM4.
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I'm just hoping the GMAs get better. But then again, the GMA3000 already has unified shaders and SM4.


I don't think I'm gonna play oblivion on any one of those GMA things any time this year... or the next year... or in the near future



*EDIT I found something intresting:
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Originally Posted by Reuters
Some observers said that they doubt Intel would buy Nvidia because it's too expensive. The company has a stock market capitalization of about $10 billion, which means it would demand a far higher price than what AMD is paying for ATI.
Article here.
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Quote:
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Some observers said that they doubt Intel would buy Nvidia because it's too expensive. The company has a stock market capitalization of about $10 billion, which means it would demand a far higher price than what AMD is paying for ATI.
So... what? AMD bought ATI... but AMD is a smaller company... Intel has the big bucks. I'm sure they could afford that
post #17 of 57
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Originally Posted by HrnyGoat
http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=4440



Weve heard that before and I think we all know what it means by now
took them awhile.
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post #18 of 57
I heard this quote somewhere, and it seems to fit in now.

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Its like one of those makeout parties, you know? Everyone has a partner, GMC has Chevy, AMD has ATI, but Nvidia and Intel are standing there thinking "Do we have to?"
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post #19 of 57
Wouldnt be a smart move.. Biggest CPU buying 2nd biggest GPU company? hmm.. Besides which, Intel doesnt have the pocket cash to completely pay for Nvidia.
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post #20 of 57
That's what debt is for

I'm sure they'll get some long-term debt to buy Nvidia .. if they do
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