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post #21 of 57
Intel should just buy AMD and sell them to walmart.
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post #22 of 57
Sorry, I will never buy Intel GPUs.
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post #23 of 57
I don't see it........although with that many shares getting gobbled up, it sounds like someone is making a play.

The no comment thing is normal, could be anything. Heck, we've seen people flat out DENY mergers......and then they announce the merger. There's no solid pattern to be able to make a solid prediction.

And I hope Intel doesn't go into debt to aquire Nvidia. Debt is bad for stock prices, and I don't know if Intel would see as big of a benefit from Nvidia as AMD will see from ATI. AMD is a smaller company, adding ATI's lines and FABs was a good choice. Intel is a huge company, the cost to benefit ratio of aquiring Nvidia seems small to me.

Just my ramblings and opinions.......
post #24 of 57
I see it more as a strategic/political merger than an economical one...

Maybe that's just me though
post #25 of 57
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Originally Posted by Thumper
I don't see it........although with that many shares getting gobbled up, it sounds like someone is making a play.

The no comment thing is normal, could be anything. Heck, we've seen people flat out DENY mergers......and then they announce the merger. There's no solid pattern to be able to make a solid prediction.

And I hope Intel doesn't go into debt to aquire Nvidia. Debt is bad for stock prices, and I don't know if Intel would see as big of a benefit from Nvidia as AMD will see from ATI. AMD is a smaller company, adding ATI's lines and FABs was a good choice. Intel is a huge company, the cost to benefit ratio of aquiring Nvidia seems small to me.

Just my ramblings and opinions.......

ATi doesn't have fabs, they research the stuff and lease it out to other people to do the actual silicon. So, these x1900s we have are made by someone else other than ATi (probably Sapphire for sure...well I know about mine )


I guess the only thing AMD can get out of them, is money.
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post #26 of 57
The fact that Nvidia stock rose over 8% because of this "theoretical" speculation speaks volumes. The stock market industry in general is very well informed and not prone to stupidity. I have two friends involved in the TSE and they have also heard internal industry related rumors that support the buy. Also, given the above comments regarding Intel buying Nvidia and going into debt, it is actually much more likely that it will be a structured merger or partnership. (With intel being the senior partner). Thats what occured for example when Ford acquired Jaguar and mazda.
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post #27 of 57
Thread Starter 
Taken from one of the comments about the aritcle:
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Looking at market cap, INTC is worth ~$120B while NVDA is ~$10B. On the other hand, AMD is worth around ~$12B and ATYT is worth around ~$5.5B. So intel would have to shell out ~1/12 of its value for nVidia while AMD is paying almost 1/2 of it's value for ATI.

Compared to the AMD/ATI deal, this is a drop in the bucket for Intel.
If thats the case, I dont think Intel would have any problems buying nVidia.
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post #28 of 57
Yup, that's what I was saying

Intel is huge!
post #29 of 57
-Intel currently has the #1 CPUs, and has announced plans to keep on-top with a new architecture every ~2 years.
-Intel currently sells the most videocards out of all companies.
-nVidia currently sells the most videocards to the enthusiast market.

But why would Intel not want to buy nVidia?
-Becoming #1 for everything is a monopoly.
-AMD will get huffy.
-I'll stop buying nVidia GPUs if Intel gets involved.

I think it would probably be cheaper for them to just hire a few select people and improve their own onboard graphics.
     
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post #30 of 57
Do on-board graphics need improvement?

I mean, enthusiasts will want dedicated cards... and the average Joe will not care about it since they don't need anything too strong..
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