The rumour has just been launched by TheInquirer.net: AMD, the microprocessor manufacturer could buy ATI, the designer of system chipsets and graphics chips.
Of course, questions are still open before the public proposal (on Monday) to the shareholders (for example, “where will AMD find the needed money?”). But the merger would bring significant advantages to both partners, including:
- Linking microprocessor + chipset would allow to close the gap with Intel similar offer.
- nVidia would certainly appear weaker in front of the two giants Intel and AMD/ATI.
To be confirmed quickly.