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[Fud] Nvidia never wanted to buy AMD

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High-ranked sources inside Nvidia have told Fudzilla that Nvidia never seriously considered buying AMD. They made a very good point why.

The chaps said that AMD was like a very attractive, sexy lady but with many unwanted kids. Marrying this lady would get you a sexy chick, but you would also get a lot of luggage to cope with.

The analogy actually means that despite the fact that AMD has some great CPU technology, it also has very expensive FABs that need to be upgraded every few years, the company has too many employees and some parts of AMD are far from profitable.

Buying AMD brings a lot of problems, as with its current roadmap it doesn’t look that AMD can seriously recover until at least by mid-2009. Intel’s CPU roadmap has never been stronger and AMD still has to get the 45nm CPUs out, and it all indicates that you won’t see them in retail before October / November time.

ATI, a part of AMD, is doing fine and Nvidia would like to get rid of it, but at the same time buying AMD for the sake of ATI would simply be too complex and complicated. Nvidia’s biggest concern in buy-outs were FABs, as no one really wanted to buy them, and Nvidia seems to be happy the way things work with TSMC.
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if Nvidia bought AMD there would be a monopoly in the GPU industry now wouldn't there?
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Can you make an analogy like that and still have the nerve to call yourself a news source? I guess so...
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if Nvidia bought AMD there would be a monopoly in the GPU industry now wouldn't there?
that would be intersting... and with a x86 license, a whole platform, and already have 2 brands of videocards, they could really go against Intel.
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if Nvidia bought AMD there would be a monopoly in the GPU industry now wouldn't there?
No Since Intel is actually the leading graphics soulution w/ their integrated.
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No Since Intel is actually the leading graphics soulution w/ their integrated.
or the fact that Intel has enough money to taken them to legal hell with anti-trust and monopoly suits...
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or the fact that Intel has enough money to taken them to legal hell with anti-trust and monopoly suits...
It wouldn't be a monopoly if ATI was let to produce its cards though right? They can still have ATI and Nvidia based cards and let each one price its own way... Have ATI for midrange and Nvidia for the enthousiast. That isn't a monopoly ;P

Also i thought AMD got rid of its fabs or is about to?
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It wouldn't be a monopoly if ATI was let to produce its cards though right? They can still have ATI and Nvidia based cards and let each one price its own way... Have ATI for midrange and Nvidia for the enthousiast. That isn't a monopoly ;P

Also i thought AMD got rid of its fabs or is about to?
what you're implying is that after nvidia buys AMD, they'll make ATI a seperate company again. :] not gonna happennn

technically, they'd control ATI, so all profits would still go back to them
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Can you make an analogy like that and still have the nerve to call yourself a news source? I guess so...
It's Fud, it's to be expected I suppose.
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post #10 of 24
Did anybody ever think nvidia wanted to buy AMD?
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