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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..
Average Joe = Early Teen = Person Buying Games.

The issue is Intel Accelerated Graphics suck. They're ousted by a GeForce 6200!
     
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I beilve this is a move by intel to corner the procesor market once and for all. Having AMD buy ATi was brilliant in my eyes seeing how nvidia and intel are anti-trust. With this acusition this wont do anything but give intel more money ( yeah like they need that )
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Average Joe = Early Teen = Person Buying Games.
Not true. Average Joe = business user who does not care a bit about video performance.

If average Joe = gamer, then Intel would not be the market leader in GPUs, outselling ATI and nVidia combined!
    
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Originally Posted by Kramy
Average Joe = Early Teen = Person Buying Games.

The issue is Intel Accelerated Graphics suck. They're ousted by a GeForce 6200!
Don't laugh at the 6200! I got one last Christmas lol
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Originally Posted by Chozart
Not true. Average Joe = business user who does not care a bit about video performance.

If average Joe = gamer, then Intel would not be the market leader in GPUs, outselling ATI and nVidia combined!
Yeah its true, alot of people buy new dell's thinking it will play everything, but it wont, or they buy a 3rd party graphics card a.k.a. Nvidia or ATI, but pay alot more than what its worth.
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And if they actually improved onboard graphics, then that *might * steal from the dedicated graphic cards market. This would steal from their new acquisition, Nvidia. It would be business cannibalism
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Yeah its true, alot of people buy new dell's thinking it will play everything, but it wont, or they buy a 3rd party graphics card a.k.a. Nvidia or ATI, but pay alot more than what its worth.
That's true also. And then there are those poor souls who find out their Dell (actually, most often in this case HP), lacks a PCI-E x16 slot or even an AGP slot (those ASUS Goldfish boards.... )
    
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Not true. Average Joe = business user who does not care a bit about video performance.

If average Joe = gamer, then Intel would not be the market leader in GPUs, outselling ATI and nVidia combined!
Oh, sorry. I was just thinking of the dozens and dozens of families that I know with Dell systems for their children. The Dell systems lack AGP ports, so are running off Intel Integrated POS.

The lack of the AGP/PCIe port is the big thing.
     
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Yes, since they could just get a dedicated card if their kid wanted to game. That would make a huge difference (like500% better at gaming) by itself.. if the PSU is strong enough of course lol
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And if they actually improved onboard graphics, then that *might * steal from the dedicated graphic cards market. This would steal from their new acquisition, Nvidia. It would be business cannibalism
Not really. If they market it well, the'll just offer choices. That motherboard with crappy onboard? $60... the one with the onboard 8800GTX? $600

Don't see any nibbling on market share there.

Also, I think the more interesting aspect is on the chipset market. I mean, if this happens, I would be surprised to see any good Crossfire Intel boards or SLI AMD boards. I do expect Intel/nVidia trying to push AMD/ATI out of the chipset market alltogether

Having that said, this might be an obstacle. We all know Intel and nVidia dominate the chipset market right now (I mean, is there any real competition?) This might not fare well with anti trust authorities.

Personally, I don't think this acquisition will fare well with the anti trust folks. The combined Intel/nVidia will be too dominant in two related markets.

Are you guys sure it's Intel? I think nVidia would be an interesting target for other semiconductor folks, like IBM or Motorola. Those two definately will benefit from the purchase of nVidia (console gaming), and re-establish their position as major players.
    
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