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#16 Hurmoth


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Posted 05 October 2006 - 02:20

I don't see this happening. I think if this does happen it will hurt nVidia. The AMD/ATI buyout was a great move for both companies because they were the underdog (so to speak), but nVidia being the #1 GPU manufacture and Intel being the #1 CPU manufacture, I could only see this as being a bad decision.

In my opinion, it will end up like the HP/Compaq buyout. I just don't see how this will help either company.

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Posted 05 October 2006 - 02:23

nvidia is too big of a corp for intel to buy

also, just last year nvidia was talking about going into the CPU market

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Posted 05 October 2006 - 02:30

also, just last year nvidia was talking about going into the CPU market

Doesn't that tell you something about this rumor regarding Intel and nVidia? :shiftyninja:

#19 strekship


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Posted 05 October 2006 - 02:30

I don't see this happening. nVidia is pretty big, and i don't see them getting bought out.

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Posted 05 October 2006 - 02:35

That would be great news for the industry I think, but like everyone else has said...I don't really see it happening.

#21 Ajapi


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Posted 05 October 2006 - 03:31

This could totally happen. Granted, nVidia is big, but trust me: Intel is bigger. This would be a big plus for the short term, as Intel could design some chipsets with better integrated graphics. This would be specially important to the mobile sector. Adding a 7300-esque card as a mandatory requirement in a new platform (reminiscent of Centrino). Think of it: Centrino 2 (or something :p) platform, to ensure Core 2 Duo + nVidia graphics. Plus, if you take some time to analyze current trends, everything points to a paradigm shift in the way computers will be designed in the future. I give the current PC model one more decade, tops, before it changes radically to a design where there is more unification (i.e, CPU+GPU on a chip or PCB, maybe system memory as well). This integration would allow for lower latencies between connecting components, which in turn would provide better effectivity. The only concern would be the inherent difficulty it would present for upgrading, as well as highly increased price: such a component would require an exceedingly complex fabrication process, which translates into low yields at first. Note that I am no analyst of any kind, this is just a humble mortal's interpretation of what might happen in years to come, regardless of how unpredictable technology is.

All things considered, I believe the industry is taking altogether too long to implement some technologies that should be standard by now. It is amazing, for one, that computers don't yet ship with solid state memory to store operating systems. Prices on NAND chips have undergone sufficient increase in capacity and decrease in price for it to be instilled upon the market as a standard feature. I mean, in a market where people buy $50 keyboards and mice or $300 power supplies (not to mention $700 graphic cards and $600 CPUs), it is unfathomable that we still boot from hard disk drives. Shallow and pedantic as the widespread diffusion of a new technology might be, it is about time. This is just one of the setbacks I find anachronistic in the level to which technology has evolved so far.

I now realize I've gone way off topic. In what will probably be a feeble attempt to redeem myself from such transgression, I will now go back to the matter at hand :p I don't see a merger happening. If anything, Intel will buy nVidia and operate as two platforms that share information but don't interfere with each other's R&D.
(Please excuse any grammar mistakes, as English is not my first language, as well as the fact that my post went *quite* off-topic)

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Posted 05 October 2006 - 03:39

If this goes through, life is gonna be very boring when buying a PC.

I dont think this will happen, but in the end we will know where this really goes.

#23 strekship


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Posted 05 October 2006 - 06:24

Well even if it does go through i don't see intel makeing nVidia cards only work on intel platforms.

#24 Kaidiir


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Posted 05 October 2006 - 06:26

Man those graphics chip companies are flying off the shelves.

#25 Chanser



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Posted 05 October 2006 - 06:27

Yeah that would be dumb making Nvidia cards just for Intel only.

Would love to see Nvidia/Intel vs ATI/AMD Monopoly board! :p

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Posted 05 October 2006 - 07:22

I would pass out with joy if intel bought nvidia. (Y)

#27 Mike Frett

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Posted 05 October 2006 - 09:02

Unfourtunately it looks as if video cards will see the day where they work perfectly on CPU-A and so-so on CPU-B. Bad for consumers. Doesn't really matter to me, I havn't had a new card in years, lol.

Place your bets.

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Posted 05 October 2006 - 12:22

that is way too much money imo

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Posted 05 October 2006 - 12:25

I think MS is at like $300 billion or something or somewhere up there. I forget which company has the highest value..GE?? but either way $120 billion isn't really that much. and to the previous poster Intel alreayd is the #1 supplier of graphic chips, boards whatever it is, they are #1 in something. I really don't see the need for them to buy nvidia, they have nothing to gain from it. If intel really wanted to they could develop a graphics card design just as effective as anything ati or nvidia could come out with but why do it when you have 2 companies that already do.

It's 1,5 trillion for citibank or something like that.

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Posted 05 October 2006 - 12:38

If this happens, then will Intel be the #1 graphics chip maker?

They already are.