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 10/09/2006 01:39 PM
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Originally posted by: Unknown Intel said to be seeking strategic partnership with Nvidia
Monica Chen, Taipei; Rodney Chan, DigiTimes.com [Monday 9 October 2006]

Intel may raise its stake in Nvidia so that they can form a strategic partnership to oppose the merger of AMD and ATI, according to sources at Taiwan-based motherboard makers.

Nvidia shares climbed last week on speculations that it could be acquired by Intel amid the general disbelief that the chipmaking giant could ever do that.

Instead, Intel, which currently holds about 8-10% of Nvidia shares, may seek to form a strategic alliance with Nvidia by raising its stake in the GPU (graphics processing unit) vendor, according to the sources.

The partnership would imply that Nvidia decreases product developments for the AMD platform and devotes more efforts to IGP (integrated graphics processor) chipsets for the Intel platform, the sources said.

Nvidia is also evaluating the possibility of such a partnership, the sources claimed.

The US$5.4-billion merger between AMD and ATI is expected to be completed this quarter, posing a strong challenge for both Intel and Nvidia.

http://www.digitimes.com/mobos/a20061009A2003.html

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 10/09/2006 03:20 PM
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I sure as heck hope NVIDIA doesn't stop making AMD chipsets. NForce chipsets are better for the AMD platform than the other company.

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For some reason this looks very familiar:

http://forums.amd.com/index.ph...;sho...mp;p=1364029255

Oh yeah that is why.

Sometimes a strategic partnership is more valuable than a buyout.
 10/09/2006 03:29 PM
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Originally posted by: Athlonuser
I sure as heck hope NVIDIA doesn't stop making AMD chipsets. NForce chipsets are better for the AMD platform than the other company.


yea, there seems to be a lot of tension lately between nvidia and amd because of them aquiring ati

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As I said in the last thread. I didn't think Intel would be buying it just isn't intel .

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Intel wants to sell INTEL gpu's. End of that. They are happy with the biger piece (more $$$$ that is mainstreem graphics not the small part of the 3d market in contrast. Sure 3d segment is growing but budget integrated video is still number one in sales and that INtel already has under its thumb. I think Intel is not gonna touch Nvidia-it would help nvidia more then intel. ROFLMAO.
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well this is good to hear. im tired of all of this "Im aquiring you!!" bull[content edited] in the industry... IMO, amd shoulda never got ATI.. it just lessens the competition in the gfx card field..... /dry.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="<_<" border="0" alt="dry.gif" />

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 10/09/2006 06:15 PM
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Never thought it would happen in the first place. Strategic blah blah blah. More like we need blah blah blah.

Same ol stuff.
 10/09/2006 06:57 PM
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if intel could afford it, they would probably have tried tho

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Originally posted by: Athlonuser
I sure as heck hope NVIDIA doesn't stop making AMD chipsets. NForce chipsets are better for the AMD platform than the other company.



Bleh...well to each his own his own I guess...

Hmm...yeah honestly I never saw this as happenning. This is smart for nViidia though...they do need to step up there Intel offerings. All they do is design AMD platforms, and then port them to Intel, they never actually design good Intel chipsets. Now that ATI will be partnering with AMD, they will be making much better chipsets, and nVidia needs to have Intel to fall back on when they start losing AMD sales.

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nVidia has ported its nf4 SLI chipset to the C2D platform, as this motherboard shows:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/...asp?...N82E16813131031
 10/09/2006 08:21 PM
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Aren't they talking about built-in graphics?

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Originally posted by: vsingh
nVidia has ported its nf4 SLI chipset to the C2D platform, as this motherboard shows:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/...asp?...N82E16813131031



Heh and look at the reviews...that's doing pretty bad for an Asus Intel board...

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Originally posted by: technic58
Heh and look at the reviews...that's doing pretty bad for an Asus Intel board...



Still, its a step foward in terms of Nvidia supporting Intel.
 10/10/2006 12:40 PM
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Originally posted by: Athlonuser
I sure as heck hope NVIDIA doesn't stop making AMD chipsets...

You said it bud...I don't know what I'd do if I had to resort to VIA. Probably something around the lines of running on the highway... /blink.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":blink:" border="0" alt="blink.gif" />

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According to the theory of Strategic Management , a strategic partnership is more valuable than a buyout. The company uses less funds and gets more profits. The same with Intel.....!


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VIA is actually doing really well on the K8 platform. Much better then on the AXP. And the KT series (past and current Ktxxxx and K8Txxx) arent bad either. The Asus A8V using the VIA K8T800 and 8237 southbridge was winning benches over the others left and right. Look at the HardOCP review on it once.
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I guess I just had a bad experience with my VIA chipset on my old XP2800+ system. Can't remember the mobo for the life of me, but it WAS a budget VIA mobo...so most likely that was the problem. I hate generalizing companies with just 1 bad experience...guess it's just because they're not talked-about much. I mean, with the exception of this and the ATi thread, when was the last time someone mentioned "VIA" on these boards?

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Originally posted by: MrHyde03
IMO, amd shoulda never got ATI.. it just lessens the competition in the gfx card field..... /dry.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="<_<" border="0" alt="dry.gif" />



How so?

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how? ok, well instead of there being Intel, AMD, Nvidia, and ATI, its just Intel, AMD, Nvidia. its a little hard for me to explain it, but 4 corporations -> 3 corporations IS less competition.
(AMD didnt make gfx cards but it is still its own corporation in itself)

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