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So what's going on with these guy? AMD bought ATi, right? So would buying AM2 for SLI be a waste since AMD is now working with ATi? And does this mean buying Crossfire for Intel would be a waste since AMD is working with ATi? And also, does this mean Intel will be working with nVidia? What's going on?
post #2 of 10
No they may continue to release chipsets that are compatible and probably will in my opinion.

I wouldn't worry about it just yet
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I heard that the CrossFire support for Intel's chipsets will be taken away... a couple month ago. The DFI C2D board will be the only one to have CF support because it was designed and made before AMD decided to take it away I think..
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This AMD/ATI marge will hopifully help the industry more than hurt it. It would be a horrible thing to see either ATI or nVidia go out of business. The same thing goes for cpu compaines. As much as I dislike Intel, I would hate for them to go out of business, because then AMD would have no compition, and would feel no need to release better, faster cpus, or offer them for lower prices.
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I honestly think that chipset production for both cpus will resume after the merger is complete. In my opinion the only reason this is happening right now is that ATIs books are open to AMD right now. All the ATI r&d papers are all AMD's now any combined ventures or projects with other companies are also open to inspection by AMD. I believe this is all to protect Intels industry secrets until the time when AMD decides exactly how the make up of the new AMD is going to operate. All this OMG no more Intel/crossfire or AMD/SLI is a little premature and way over proportioned. Im not a business major but have taken economics so I do know that in a merger both companies have to open up thier books and offices to each other. I think that in the next year we will see some very good chipsets comming for the intel chips. AMD would be ignorant if they did not try to cash in on Intels success. Now woudn't that chap Intel...AMD making money hand over fist with the best chipset for ketsfield et al lol.
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AMD isnt going to limit ATI's to just themselves, because thats bad for business. On the other hand, they arnt going to take a blow to provide Intel with chipsets. This is part of AMD destroying Intel's essential domination in the market. Intel can provide chipset, processor, and graphics. AMD provides a processor, with the merger they are gonna compete directly with Intel in alot more ways than it already has.
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Originally Posted by JacKz5o
I heard that the CrossFire support for Intel's chipsets will be taken away... a couple month ago. The DFI C2D board will be the only one to have CF support because it was designed and made before AMD decided to take it away I think..
If thats the case, I think I will be purchasing my first nVidia card when I build my C2D system.
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post #9 of 10
There is a "Speed" issue. The current lisence allows ATI to produce chip sets up to a given speed, that in it self will limit there production as the need for faster chipsets will require negotation of a new lisence!
    
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They regulate the bandwidth licenses for mobo production? ei-> A given license will allow mobo production up to a given frequency range?..... I was not aware that the FCC was involved in that aspect.
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