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Adam Kolak Aug 07, 2006, 02:35pm EDT Report Abuse


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Dublin_Gunner Aug 07, 2006, 02:49pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Say Goodbye to ATI
AMD X2000XTX, has a nice ring to it.

Was bound to happen though, ATI as a company doesnt even exist anymore (well after its all finalised)

Will be strange not to have them around though.

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Supreet Virdi Aug 07, 2006, 03:01pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Say Goodbye to ATI
A nice relief for NVIDIA fans? :)

Supreet Virdi Aug 07, 2006, 03:12pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Say Goodbye to ATI
Nevermind, if there are no ATI products, then I am quitting gaming and forums.

guru Shane Aug 07, 2006, 03:16pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Say Goodbye to ATI
Look at it this way, AMD has made a great name for itself while making gaming processors. I'm sure that the new products will eventually surpass the quality that was once ATI. New buyers will love them, and even Nvidia fans may switch over, assuming that AMD is able to advance graphics to a new level as a result of this acquisition.

Lou Bot Aug 07, 2006, 03:45pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Say Goodbye to ATI
I think the subject of this topic should say "Say Goodbye to Crossfire!" I do not think Intel will be making any Crossfire / **Core2 Duo** boards anytime soon.

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Josh Aug 07, 2006, 03:54pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Say Goodbye to ATI
This is horrible.
I am a hard-core NVidia fan, but competition is what drives the industry. And something tells me that AMD won't give NVidia as much a fight as ATI did.

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CrAsHnBuRnXp Aug 07, 2006, 04:08pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Say Goodbye to ATI
Hopefully AMD will put an end to ATI's "sucky" drivers.

G. G. Aug 07, 2006, 04:11pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Say Goodbye to ATI
Nice find Water !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dang.....

That is just tooo bad... I feel cheated now... You watch...... in the next 10 years..... AMD, ATI, and Nvidia.... will be all under the name brand Intel ... mark my word.... you think MS is a monopoly ??? Wait till Intel owns them all... LOL LOL. J/K

But really.... this is sad... They should have kept the ATI branding....... I bet they will loose some of those folks whom liked ATI branding now will move over to Nvidia.... Why do you think HP kept the Compaq name branding ???? They didnt want to alienate the consumers that liked the Compaq branding. But if the name must go.... they should have done it over time where it is less painful to the consumers... this abrupt will cause loss of sales.

Well.... I know I can kiss my All In Wonder series goodbye... ah yes... i know it was already can'd before the announcement of the take over... my next system is going to be the usual setup of separate video and tuner combination..... I was itching to go with a Crossfire or SLi setup in the next system....... but....... but.... this might lean me more over to a SLi system now..... I can see a 7950 GX2 SLi setup more so now in my future.....

Damn.... that is too bad for the ATI branding..... crap

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FordGT90Concept Aug 07, 2006, 04:11pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Say Goodbye to ATI
I think AMD might whoop nVidia silly. Think quad core, 65 nm GPUs, perhaps embeded in the CPU as a sub processor along with a third processing unit for physics. AMD could do a LOT with this merger. The question is, do they have the money to do so?

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CrAsHnBuRnXp Aug 07, 2006, 04:14pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Say Goodbye to ATI
I bet they will loose some of those folks whom liked ATI branding now will move over to Nvidia


Depending on how good their graphics cards are compared to nVidia, I might actually jump on board over to AMD's graphics now.

Ian Yeoh Aug 07, 2006, 04:15pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Say Goodbye to ATI
I don't know which suit made that ridiculous decision. A lot of brand equity down the drain. Let's hope that AMD does not turn the graphics thing into some mediocre on the chipset/mobo affair.

~Vel Aug 07, 2006, 04:19pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Say Goodbye to ATI
the market just got weirder...

Scumbag Blues Aug 07, 2006, 04:47pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Say Goodbye to ATI
It was only when nVidia released the 7 series cards that the crown changed hands. Besides, you never what happens next. It was only up until recently that nVidia declared they were going to use a unified structure when ATi was planning that all along for the next generation of graphics cards. Personally, I like crossfire better. It's just SLi seems to be more prevalent.

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Lou Bot Aug 07, 2006, 04:52pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Say Goodbye to ATI
Who wants a Crossfire / AM2 mobo, please raise your hands!?

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Lou Bot Aug 07, 2006, 04:59pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Say Goodbye to ATI
George W. Bush does not care about ATI!

that's my political statement for the day.

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A_Pickle Aug 07, 2006, 05:05pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Say Goodbye to ATI
And something tells me that AMD won't give NVidia as much a fight as ATI did.


AMD has, easily, twice to three times the financial backing that ATI formerly had (not to mention the fact that AMD now has ATI's assets), and they obviously have very competent engineers, just ask Super XP. If anything, Nvidia now has some real competition.

I'm sad to see ATI go, but their last two generations of graphics cards weren't superb by any stretch of the imagination. The R4xx series lacked Shader Model 3.0 and the R5xx-series consumes a lot more power than the refined Geforce 7k series. I was hoping ATI would be able to smack back with something good (and they could've on their own), but hopefully AMD'll be able to help 'em along.

And maybe this will encourage Intel to make sickly fast graphics processors. I could live with a Pentium-branded GPU...?

tingc222 Aug 07, 2006, 05:16pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Say Goodbye to ATI
hmmm...just imagine...a Quad Core cpu with integrated dual core GPU...all in one nice little package...

that would be cool. It would be funny if Intel bought nVidia just about now...

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Meats_Of_Evil Aug 07, 2006, 05:34pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Say Goodbye to ATI
My mind can't compute any of this information. Please tell me that ATI superb image quality will keep living.

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Adam Kolak Aug 07, 2006, 05:40pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Say Goodbye to ATI
My next system is probally gonna be an Intel Kentsfield (quad core based on Core 2 Duo) with a single high-mid range Nvidia graphics and an SLI capable PSU so I can upgrade to SLI in the future. Unless of course AMD has a more powerful setup for less by then.

I do not think ATI's drivers sucked that much, they were totally underrated. They are much better than people always say. A few glitches here and thier in the Catalyst Control center, but otherwise 90 percent good.

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Adam Kolak Aug 07, 2006, 05:44pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Say Goodbye to ATI
Another thing is, that today they put my dog to sleep cause he had cancer, and now AMD is putting ATI to sleep. This is a real sad day for me :( :( :(

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