Originally Posted by Chozart
What is the basis of your argument that ATI will fail?
The fact that VIA and SiS are no longer and nVidia just keeps getting a hold of the rope.
ATI is just starting to make chipset and I don't think they're going to have an amazing start, just look at the X1800 series, it was great on paper but.......
For Intel it has been always Intel, AMD even failed in its own and VIA as well, nVidia is there mostly because of the help of HyperTransport which is what has made them the one and only choice for an AMD rig (and also the SLI factor) and not even ATI's X3200 is no match for the nForce chipset in the AMD arena.
Here at Intel, Intel will make the best chipsets for the CPUs, they test the hell out of the chipset before it's even release, that is why in some cases the vanilla version of the board is still expensive. I seriously doubt nVidia test their chipset as extensively as Intel.
Then again, with the merge of AMD and ATI it seems like this will be the first and only ever chipset from ATI for an Intel system. Intel chipsets are second to none when it comes to build an Intel rig, I like several other fellas here wouldn't take anything less.
I've had my share of VIA and SiS chipset and I can tell you that I will never buy a MoBo that doesn't come with a chipset that's not from Intel.