AMD - ATI Merger Likely

The, usually reliable, Forbes website is reporting that AMD may be looking into buying ATI in a move that, according to experts, makes sense.

At the root of the story lies a recent AMD statement claiming that the company aims to ...increase capacity over the next few-years.... This has led to speculation about how the company plans to achieve such a target and the most obvious way is through an acquisition. ATI appears to be the most eligible target and is described by analysts as a ...rare-buy in the semiconductor space.

It appears that the idea of a microprocessor company buying one of the two graphics companies has been on the table for some time now but the current market conditions favor an AMD attempt as Intel is looking at the communications-space instead.

AMD seems to be recovering well from Intel's recent price-cut comeback and deals, with Dell, expected later this year, should boost the company even further. According to most of the analysts questioned by Forbes an AMD-ATI merger is likely to benefit the graphics sector and boost AMD's fight against rivals, Intel.

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AMD - ATI Merger Likely

It looks like AMD just trying to gain more power over the market... and not really for the consumers benefit **we'll that's rare enough how that is**but if that would be the case that ATI could only work on AMD specs, and so nvidia would be Intel only, it's going to cause problems... but I’m a nvidia/intel user, so I’m not totally worried. but it's a shame that another power in the video market has fallen... **first 3Dfx, now ATI in a way...** and nvidia is still, just that.

AMD - ATI Merger Likely

Currently im on a AMD and ATI machine which is great but im thinking of buying a AMD and nVidia machine based on cost.Personaly I would like to see this merge thing happen. Although I dont realy care.

AMD - ATI Merger Likely

This could only mean one thing. Intel is doomed. This means if you have an Intel proc, you can't buy an ATI card because it belongs to AMD. Intel users will be forced to buy Nvidia graphics cards.

AMD - ATI Merger Likely

guys guys you all dont see the big picture.we are all of some form of equal intellect i hope.you will still be able to use ati and nvidia cross platform. jeez.this is for amd mainly to have another processing plant and will allow them to make more advanced processors using silicon as intel is moving off silicon to itanium remember? jeez.

AMD - ATI Merger Likely

For god sake, its a fricken business merge, not an alien invasion where the world domination of pcs is at hand. And for all the obvious flamers... it says LIKELY - as in MAYBE BUT MAYBE NOT.

AMD - ATI Merger Likely

For the guy below me, maybe you should look up the word "investment." 2xGFX cards would last alot longer than an Xbox360 or PS3(probally). Consoles will be outdated in a couple of months, wait a second, they already are.... Nice investment you got there.Oh and btw, i like boe's idea about having onboard audigy 2 sound would be awesome. We can dream right?

AMD - ATI Merger Likely

Yeah right... Why would AMD be working with nVidia if they plan on buying ATI? Exactly they wouldnt. Nice try though. Wouldnt mind if theu bought nVidia tho... Would see some nice new GPU/CPU instruction sets. But i dont that would even happen.

AMD - ATI Merger Likely

Its like if two of your best friends hook up. Apart, theyre fine, but together, things go bad.And this is eventually going to degrade into a bunch of people flaming ATI... bob already started.

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