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I found a very recent article online which shares information and history about both ATI and Nvidia. According to the author, ATI will be "discontinued", at least as a brand, this year (2011). The exact time isn't made clear to the best of my knowledge.

Has anyone else heard or read anything about this?

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Yes, it is because they are switching to the AMD branding, if you look on websites such as newegg.com you will see they have already rebranded the 6XXX cards as AMD
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Originally Posted by Acitone View Post
I found a very recent article online which shares information and history about both ATI and Nvidia. According to the author, ATI will be "discontinued", at least as a brand, this year (2011). The exact time isn't made clear to the best of my knowledge.

Has anyone else heard or read anything about this?

It's not that recent.


This was announced a few months ago.
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but amd will still be releasing video cards right?
    
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Originally Posted by steven937595 View Post
but amd will still be releasing video cards right?
Yes, hence RE-BRANDING.

- Obz
post #6 of 14
Yes they are still going to make video cards. This is just like when Lenovo took over IBM and they had to sell the laptops branded as IBM for a certain amount of time before putting the lenovo brand on them.
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post #7 of 14
Thought this happened allready?

When you google ATI drivers,follow the link and notice theres not a mention of ATI,its all AMD now.

EDIT:

OOhh,apart from in the web page tab,they need sort that out
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post #8 of 14
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That's good news, I misunderstood the remark obviously. I plan on switching to AMD graphics just so I can run Crossfire.
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post #9 of 14
Yes, I believe this has already happened. Read an article a month ago or so. None of the 6xxx series cards will say anything about ATI only AMD

Notice under chipset manufacter how theres ATI, AMD, and Nvidia.


http://www.newegg.com/Store/SubCateg...cs-Video-Cards
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anyways the name has change so that normal i think and that is impossible to have only one brand doing graphic card soo that sure Amd graphic have a futur .
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