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coboman
10-09-2006, 06:35 PM
It seems to be a very serious rumor

" BOSTON, Oct 4 (Reuters) - Nvidia Corp. (NVDA.O: Quote (http://yahoo.reuters.com/stocks/overview.aspx?symbol=NVDA.O&WTmodLoc=HybArt-C1-ArticlePage1), Profile (http://yahoo.reuters.com/stocks/CompanyProfile.aspx?symbol=NVDA.O&WTmodLoc=HybArt-C1-ArticlePage1), Research (http://yahoo.reuters.com/stocks/ResearchReports.aspx?symbol=NVDA.O&WTmodLoc=HybArt-C1-ArticlePage1)) shares climbed more than 8 percent on Wednesday amid speculation the graphics chipmaker could be acquired by Intel Corp. (INTC.O: Quote (http://yahoo.reuters.com/stocks/overview.aspx?symbol=INTC.O&WTmodLoc=HybArt-C1-ArticlePage1), Profile (http://yahoo.reuters.com/stocks/CompanyProfile.aspx?symbol=INTC.O&WTmodLoc=HybArt-C1-ArticlePage1), Research (http://yahoo.reuters.com/stocks/ResearchReports.aspx?symbol=INTC.O&WTmodLoc=HybArt-C1-ArticlePage1)), traders said. "

"There is speculation that Intel will make an acquisition announcement tonight,"

<< LINK >> (http://yahoo.reuters.com/news/articlehybrid.aspx?storyID=urn:newsml:reuters.com:20061004:MTFH14153_2006-10-04_18-57-21_N04413247&type=comktNews&rpc=44)

saiko
10-09-2006, 06:45 PM
AMD accquired ATI...so Intel had to do something ! :D

vintagetone
10-09-2006, 06:47 PM
Hope not, when we purchased Maya we were advised AMD was the better chip, they are still looking to be ahead of Intel with a less power hungry quad core processor in 2007. Intels will be more power and a bolt on as per articles I'm seeing this week.

pgp_protector
10-09-2006, 06:59 PM
So is AMD going to acquire Intel
or
is Intel going to acquire AMD ?

cpan
10-09-2006, 07:04 PM
"There is speculation that Intel will make an acquisition announcement tonight,"
4 Oct 2006


Nothing happened that night and it wont happen in the near future without breaking the american against-monopoly laws.

coboman
10-09-2006, 07:16 PM
So is AMD going to acquire Intel
or
is Intel going to acquire AMD ?

No AMD here. No monopolies.

It is just Intel buying: NVIDIA (the graphics chipmaker)

Nothing wrong with that.

EnlightenedPixel
10-09-2006, 07:25 PM
Doesnt this sort of cripple the whole idea of having a pc? Sooner or later theyre going to deny eachother the ability to run 2 different brands of video cards.

mummey
10-09-2006, 07:27 PM
Doesnt this sort of cripple the whole idea of having a pc? Sooner or later theyre going to deny eachother the ability to run 2 different brands of video cards.

Anyone else remember PC-compatibles? :D

thatoneguy
10-09-2006, 07:35 PM
As long as Nvidia keeps making an NForce Chipset for AMD I'll be happy.

show
10-09-2006, 07:55 PM
Im completely fine with this. I much prefer intel chips and have always had a preference for nvidia of ati. Seeing as amd aquired ati this just seems logical. I wonder what will happen to future macs that are using intel chipsets. If Intel and Nvidia manage to take over that market it can only stengthen them in the pc market too. No?

mech7
10-09-2006, 08:18 PM
I doubt it is true the same rumor was floating around in the same week that amd bought ATI.. the difference is though that ATI is allot cheaper then Nvidia :D

Srek
10-09-2006, 08:33 PM
I doubt it is true the same rumor was floating around in the same week that amd bought ATI.. the difference is though that ATI is allot cheaper then Nvidia :D
And AMD needs ATI much more then Intel needs NVidia.
Cheers
Björn

CaptainObvious
10-09-2006, 09:04 PM
Hey, maybe this means Intel will incorporate some display technology from this millenium into their graphics solutions! GMA1000, now with performance better than software mode on a 386! :thumbsup:

pearson
10-09-2006, 10:18 PM
I think this was inevitable. GPUs are becoming more and more powerful, and more processing is going to get put on them, so it makes sense to have one company control both CPUs and GPUs to allow for tighter integration. We'll probably see at some point (for a brief period) an end of video cards (except at the extremely high-end), just as math co-processors were integrated into the CPUs.

mummey
10-10-2006, 12:30 AM
Hey, maybe this means Intel will incorporate some display technology from this millenium into their graphics solutions! GMA1000, now with performance better than software mode on a 386! :thumbsup:

Intel's current generation of integrated gfx chipsets currently contain PowerVR technology. This is a very noticable differnce over previous generation chipsets which I believe you are referring to.

durbdk
10-10-2006, 09:30 AM
Intel To Buy Nvidia?



By Dylan McGrath (http://forums.cgsociety.org/DMcGrath@cmp.com), EE Times
5:13 PM EDT on. okt. 04, 2006 </FONT>

SAN FRANCISCO — Shares jumped at Nvidia Corp. on rumors that Intel Corp. is looking to acquire the graphics-chip maker, according to an analyst.

Nvidia's share price jumped nearly 10 percent on Wednesday (Oct. 4). The company's shares also slightly fell and hit $31.08 in after-hours trading by late afternoon.

"There is a rumor that Intel is looking at buying Nvidia," said analyst Satya Chillara, who tracks the graphics-chip maker for Pacific Growth Equities LLC.

Chillara also dismissed the rumors, however. "We think it's a stretch," the analyst said. "It's not a very complementary acquisition. Intel already has a strong graphics capability and has hired a lot of graphics specialists." Plus, the deal could be expensive: Nvidia's market capitalization stands at $11 billion. "That would make it challenging from a valuation standpoint," he added. Intel may be looking at a response to its bitter rival. In July, (http://www.eet.com/news/latest/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=191000143) Advanced Micro Devices Inc. acquired graphics specialist ATI Technologies Inc. for about $5.4 billion.

Link (http://www.crn.com/sections/breakingnews/dailyarchives.jhtml?articleId=193104785)


Don't really believe this is going to happen, I agree with this article, plus once you start thinking about anti-trust laws in the US, it just doesn't ring true.


God...don't let this be true...:sad:

almux
10-10-2006, 09:37 AM
Why spend $$$$ if a good collaboration can do as much good?

CaptainObvious
10-10-2006, 10:53 AM
Intel's current generation of integrated gfx chipsets currently contain PowerVR technology. This is a very noticable differnce over previous generation chipsets which I believe you are referring to.
Does this mean the next generation of integrated Intel graphics chipsets will surpass my Radeon Mobility 9550 in terms of performance and features? Impressive!

S-m-i-l-e
10-10-2006, 11:33 AM
Intel-NVIDIA merger rumors hard to justify

"Let's have a look at the situation and try to make some sense of the combination."

in arstechnica (http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20061008-7933.html)


* ...anyway, Google got YouTube! :curious:

paintbox
10-10-2006, 12:38 PM
And AMD needs ATI much more then Intel needs NVidia.
Cheers
Björn

Why is that?

almux
10-10-2006, 12:50 PM
Why is that?
Because (synthetizing several latest news and rumors) NVidia is already very much involved in collaboration with Intel and Apple.
This quality of co-developpement needs no acquiring, just a bunch of workshops.

Srek
10-10-2006, 12:58 PM
Why is that?
AMDs own chipsets are not realy usable, ATI can provide those. Intel on the other side manufactures chipsets for all purposes on their own, NVidia chipsets cover only a small part of the Intel system market.
AMD does not have any own graphics solution, while Intels integrated graphics are sufficcent for every office system (which still covers the vast bulk of all sold systems).

Cheers
Björn

Dennik
10-10-2006, 01:01 PM
At the end, there can be only one.:rolleyes:

richcz3
10-10-2006, 05:36 PM
Why spend $$$$ if a good collaboration can do as much good?
It saves on boatloads of licensing fees and (helps) control risks of future competition in case of a fall out. The semi conductor industry is littered with lawsuits of breached licensed technologies.

If engineers are going to work together, the idea as that they are enabled to share key technologies together more than they could if they were independant companies. Technicaly there are still fees and licensing involved, but costs are far more controlled and favorable.

almux
10-10-2006, 09:10 PM
It saves on boatloads of licensing fees and (helps) control risks of future competition in case of a fall out. The semi conductor industry is littered with lawsuits of breached licensed technologies.

If engineers are going to work together, the idea as that they are enabled to share key technologies together more than they could if they were independant companies. Technicaly there are still fees and licensing involved, but costs are far more controlled and favorable.

Ooh Dear! Poor world!... No wonder so many wars're around! aarggggghhhh.gif

Szos
10-11-2006, 05:01 AM
This would be very bad for the PC industry.

The LAST thing we need is 2 competing camps of processor companies, that have their own competing GPU divisions that can be used as pawns in the fight to control the desktop.... bad things can and will happen, such as reduced performance/compatibility issues when running Intel with Ati or AMD with Nvidia. You say it won't happen, but there is no chance that it won't happen eventually.

Apoclypse
10-11-2006, 05:38 AM
I still think that nvidia would have been a better fit for AMD. The relationship that was built by both companies is most likely not going to be as strong in the future. I do think that ATI has better deisgned gpus, they are usually far more energy efficient than nvidia's offerings especially as of late and there stuff is usually better in terms of image quality. What ATI has never learned however is that whats the point of having this great piece of hardware and then having crappy .net dependant drivers. To top it off there total comitment to directx as opposed to having the same performance for both opengl and directx. They should hire a good team of programmers to tackle the opengl drivers and this would make the linux drivers that much better in the end.

Nvidia practically help build the amd's userbase and when a new amd chip would come out everyone who knew anything about amd's would wait for nvidia to drop there latest chipset. The features and the stability and compatability that nvidia provides with there chipset was great specifically on the amd platform. Intel makes there own mobo chipsets and specs so they don't really have the issues which AMD has had with their mobos from manufacturers (VIA is a great example). The ati chipset isn't as strong as the nforce but it shows promise and the chipset lack features at the moment.

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