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ASUS' RD600 boards should be ready by the end of this month and the company wants to promote what might be the last DAAMIT chipset for Intel.
    
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DAAMIT!! pun intended

The last ATI/Intel chip? NO!!
    
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lol who really cares? The Intel chips are better anyways..and they can run crossfire, too, can't they?
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YEAH ASUS FTW and im not sure if amd will allow crosfire in intel chipsets in the feauture
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A few months back they had an RD600 preview and it looked to be faster than the intel offering, which is a welcome surprise. However, it isn't very forward thinking to purchase a future-LESS product, if you know what I mean. I really hope intel and ATI...er....AMD come to some agreement.

It doesnt make much sense to disassociate yourself from 1/2 of the market share, honestly.

And also, has the AMD/ATI thing gone through the official process? I thought there was anti-trust legislation and all that that had to pass before this was all official?
    
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ati is not an american company i dont think it applys to them
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If anyone is going to cancel the ATI chipsets for Intel boards, it will be Intel

AMD has no reason to cancel it, they're profiting off their competitor
    
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Thats exactly what I mean, boredom. Intel could rake in tons of ATI/Intel fans (like me), if they stuck with letting AMD take a share. Otherwise, NOBODY is happy and they stay in their separate corners.
    
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No one what so ever is telling anyone they can or cannot make an rd600 based board it just so happens that at first DFI was the only company to risk wading in the waters with the chipset. So now ASUS wishes to join the party. So none of you think that hey maybe now that the two best performing extremist board makers are willing to produce them that this might clear up any resulting worries about it being dead. Honestly would ASUS risk producing and marketing a "dead" chipset? I rather think not. And id like to see anything where Intel or AMD has said that they are explicitly prohibiting anyone from making rd600 boards. There are way to many baseless aspersions cast about on here sometimes lol. I still subscribe to the fact that this instability at this time is due to the merger between AMD and ATI not being complete yet. It will not even happen until the SEC can investigate it and check for possible monopolistic issues that there may or may not be. Business mergers or takeovers don't take days weeks or even months. We are talking on the magnitude of a year or more. Meanwhile there is no clear plan for the combined company which is leading to this perceived instability with the now competing products meaning Intel and now AMD chipsets.
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