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Originally Posted by Chozart
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.
I get what you mean... most people who don't game would rather have the crappy mobo with onboard ...

BUT: If onboard gets better, then logically that means less of an incentive to get a good video card? If you just play games occasionally for example or if you just started... You might be more likely to be satisfied with onboard rather than splurging on the dedicated one

Then again most people game regularly or not at all.. so this segment of the market probably isn't worth considering.

Improving onboard could be a good marketing gimmick for those who don't know much about computers (ie: "With the new BLAHBLAH 7500 the computer can run the latest games!")
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i hope somehow by the grace of god we can have ati back and that this intel nvidia nonsence dosent happen leave the gpu ppl alone!!!
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Yeah...Intel integrated may be bad, but the next generation GMAs(3000?) could be a bit better. What I really despise is the ATI Radeon Xpress 200 Mobility chipset for laptops.
     
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Did I hear SLI on Intel?
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Did I hear SLI on Intel?
ya, that's what i'm thinking. something better than this crappy nforce 4.
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Originally Posted by Ch13f121
ATi doesn't have fabs, they research the stuff and lease it out to other people to do the actual silicon.
True, but ATI does have standard business contracts for stamping out their silicon. AMD could aquire a business relationship through that to lease those FABS for their own stuff as well.



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Originally Posted by Robilar
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.
Key word....rumors. If the stock prices rose due to FACT. The stock market is not a single entity, it is made up of individuals, and individuals make mistakes. If they didn't eveyone would be rich. To state that this merger, or aquisition is a sure thing because the stock rose and the stock market, as one entitiy, is a smart entitiy and therefore concrete is an unsupportable statement. Many people may have more information to make a more educated guess, but it is stil a guess. Or they could just be gambling on it big. Remember, one factor to stock price is supply and demand.......it goes up in price when someone buys a lot of it, or a bunch of people buy a lot of it simply because there are less shares to go around. So if one person wants to "roll the dice" and dumps 2 million into a stock, that stock price will rise.....and the second he is proved wrong and sells that 2 million chunk of stock, it will drop just as fast......
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I can see it now - "Microsoft just bought G Skill, Asus + Thermaltake"

When Will it stop?
    
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It really depends if AMD will allows its GPU's to run on Intel, if not Intel need to get nVidia
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Nvidia+Intel = 9900GTX w/ E6300GPU
and upgradable DIMM slots!!!



'computition'....lol
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What this could lead to is the processor and video card being "integrated." When you buy your processor, you will also buy a video card. The memory for the video card may come from high speed slots on the motherboard.

I also see MS buying Western Digital and pre-loading Windows on the HDDs. That would completely prevent OS fraud.
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