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AMD's aquisition of ATI bad for Mac users?

 
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Do you think AMD should have bought ATI?
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2007 11:55 am    Post subject: AMD's aquisition of ATI bad for Mac users? Reply with quote

Just out of curiosity, has anyone seen, heard, or thought about the repercussions of AMD's purchase of ATI? My thoughts at least have been that AMD is Intel's direct competitor, and with that in mind, will Macs be offering a competitor's graphics solutions in Intel based machines? Or will Intel have enough say in the matter to steer Apple in a solely Nvidia/Intel direction?
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2007 10:47 pm    Post subject: Re: AMD's aquisition of ATI bad for Mac users? Reply with quote

offa_broadway wrote:
Or will Intel have enough say in the matter to steer Apple in a solely Nvidia/Intel direction?


I think that's the way it will go. I see Apple going with more Nvidia cards in the future.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2007 1:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it was a good idea. As that they can share ideas and technology between each other. Which should lead to some interesting products.

Plus it has had an interesting effect in the graphics industry. As you can now see Intel might be forming its own graphics unit. Supposedly the unit will be there to develop higher-end GPUs to compete directly with not only AMD/ATI, but Nvidia as well.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 11:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a Nvidia graphics chip on my mac, but i've heard that ATI chips are better. Is there any difference between the two?
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