AMD/ATI – Matchmaking in the Summer

The rumour has just been launched by 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. This is confirmed (see comments below).


  1. Finally, the price today has been officially set to 5.4 billion US dollars.

    nVidia confirmed that they would be happy remaining the only independant actor in the motherboard chipset market.

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