I am very sure AMD will ensure the graphics side continues to be as good as it has been with ATi. Dont forget the brand is changing not the actual product...I hopeRasczak said:I wonder if now AMD has consumed ATI whether they will continue to develop highend graphics? It's fairly obvious AMD purchased ATI to achieve an injection of graphics knowledge so they could challenge Intel - however does that extend to maintaining a highend graphics line?
If not that just leaves us with Nvidia and, whilst I always tend to get Nvidia GFXs, a lack of competition would be very bad for PC gamers. Prices would shoot up and technological advances would slow.
Now thats a very good question.JamesOD said:
I severally doubt it. That would just be financial suicide.JamesOD said:
It wont happon. While In**l could buy Nvidia with their pocket change they would be blocked by the American monopoly's commission.GrahamC said:And when Intel buys up Nvidia the PC moves to a 'whole platform' market place.
Keep in mind that IBM are beyond 'making inroads'. They're manufacturing the CPUs for all three next-gen console. PowerPC derivates for the 360 & Wii, and Cell for the PS3.GrahamC said:I also don't think Intel will go after Nvidia either but there is another dark horse under starters orders here and that's IBM. Nvidia know about graphics and what the game engines and graphic subsystems of OS will need. IBM have the R&D clout, fabrication facilities and are makeing inroads in the console markets, could be a match up there making 3 big platform (both PC and console) producers. You end up with Intel/AMD/IBM as powerfull, full platform producers and if that happens watch your ass Sony.
Yeah, I knew this but as only one of the three is actually on sale I thought 'inroads' would be a good phrase to use. Many are frowning over this possible outcome but I'm not so sure. If you think about it 3 powerfull full platform producers are great for competing. They will have to deliver across the board (CPU/Graphics/Memory subsystems) and can get the scale to lower price points. Could be the best move ever.cwick said:Keep in mind that IBM are beyond 'making inroads'. They're manufacturing the CPUs for all three next-gen console. PowerPC derivates for the 360 & Wii, and Cell for the PS3.