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DailyTech reports that their sources are indicating that ATI's upcoming RV570 GPU will be arriving mid-October with 12 pipelines and 36 pixel shaders. Dubbed the Radeon X1950 Pro, the card will be priced below the recently introduced Radeon X1900XT 256MB and be doing battle with NVIDIA's new GeForce 7900 GS. At this time, it is hard to tell how ATI's GPU will fair against NVIDIA's latest performance GPU. However, the initial specs look promising as the reference board is running with a core frequency of 580MHz and a memory frequency of 1.4GHz. ATI certainly has an uphill battle ahead of them however as NVIDIA has been shipping their solution in volume... Read more...
AMD's acquisition of ATI has been causing some prominent motherboard manufacturers to rethink their current production strategy. There's a bit of uncertainty floating around over the state of Intel motherboards containing ATI chipsets. As DigiTimes reports, ECS may be having second thoughts about launching their Intel-based boards which contain ATI's RD600 and RS690 IGP chips. On the other end of the spectrum, Gigabyte Technology has plans to produce a motherboard using ATI's RS690 IGP for the AMD platform. To further compete with Intel in the OEM PC Market, AMD may also be planning to bundle their CPUs with ATI chipsets.... Read more...
DigiTimes reports this morning that some motherboard sources are indicating that Asustek might be preparing to merge and acquire the rival motherboard vendor Gigabyte. As the top-selling motherboard vendor, Asustek has been facing stiff competition from Foxconn and would be able to leverage the stronger distribution of Gigabyte to help ensure they remain on the top of Tier-I companies. To put things in perspective, the merger would grant Asustek an overwhelming 45% of the overall worldwide motherboard market. Then again, this is not the first time Gigabyte's name has been involved in merger rumors as we witnessed a similar rumor back in March where MSI was supposedly poised to acquire the... Read more...
Once you've read our interview with AMD regarding the company's proposed merger with ATI, head on over to GD Hardware and see what some of the other major players in the industry have to say.  Some good information here. "We've been asking lots of questions from Industry folks for their take on the recent ATI/AMD merger announcement. We have comments from NVIDIA, Intel, id Software, Gas Powered Games, VoodooPC and Industry analyst Jon Peddie."  ... Read more...
Hello All.  We spent some sit-down time with a few folks close to the AMD and ATI merger, asked some probing questions and received some insightful answers in return. We dug in deep with AMD specifically and learned all there is to know currently and even got a hint of what the future might hold for the dynamic duo (no pun intended), now joined as one. Here's a snip... "In June at our analyst day in Sunnyvale, AMD introduced "Torrenza" and reinforced our commitment to an open architecture for third-party innovation. In the near term, 2007, we should be able to deliver new customer-centric, unified solutions for key market segments like mobile and commercial. For these market segments... Read more...
     Rumors have been circulating for weeks, but yesterday the two companies involved made it official. AMD and ATI announced that the two companies planned to merge in a deal worth approximately $5.4 billion dollars. The quote below from the initial press release reveals some of the combined entity's vision of the future... "On July 24, 2006, AMD and ATI announced a plan to join forces, in a transaction that will combine AMD's technology leadership in microprocessors with ATI's strengths in graphics, chipsets and consumer electronics. The result is a processing powerhouse: a new competitor, better equipped to drive growth, innovation and choice for its... Read more...
While some may be brushing off reports of an ATI/AMD merger as just rumor, Intel seems to be taking it a little more seriously. If rumor turns into fact though, we're going to see one heck of a chip producing powerhouse. "If you sit back and consider the facts for a minute, it all seems very logical. If the merger was to go ahead, it could affect ATI's most direct competitor (nVidia) a lot - the merger would create a company who has the capacity to create good CPU's, good chipsets and good GPU's. By combining their resources, it opens things up for AMD and ATI to really take on Intel and nVidia in a big way and increase their market share in a range of different product segments."... Read more...
It seems Wall Street is buzzing today with rumors that AMD may be looking to merge with ATI. We won't speculate much because rumors like this tend to circulate every few months and nothing happens. But is an AMD & ATI merger possible?  Possible - Yes.  Likely - No. Advanced Micro Devices may be looking to buy graphics company ATI Technologies, a move that would benefit the overall graphics industry, according to RBC Capital Markets. "The synergies of this seem consistent with the recent announcements by AMD to significantly increase capacity over the next few-years," wrote analyst Apjit Walia in a note to investors Wednesday.... Read more...
Rumors concerning an XGI & ATI merger have been in the works some time now, but the deal has yet to happen. In Phoronix's latest article, they discuss how the deal isn't dead yet, the state of XGI's unified Linux display drivers, and more. "If you will recall, last year there were also speculations of a possible ATI + XGI merger, but those moves were downplayed by the industry and that it would be unlikely if it ever went through. However, it seems as if this possible acquisition is the real McCoy and is likely to proceed. In this article we also examine the state of their unified Linux display drivers as well as their open-source policy... Read more...
ABIT Announces Merger with USI Long-term strategic partnership marks new chapter for ABIT Taipei, Taiwan, January 25, 2005 – ABIT Computer Corporation, maker of high-performance motherboards and PC peripherals, today announced a definitive agreement to enter a long-term strategic partnership with Universal Scientific Industrial Co., Ltd. (USI), leading global company in the DMS industry. USI is recognized as the strategic DMS partner for global brands in the 4C (Computing, Communications, Consumer Electronics and Car Electronics) industries. Integrating its core technologies of Computing, Wireless Communication and Video/Audio Processing, USI offers high quality, value-added and cost-competitive... Read more...
Seagate has been making hard drives for as far back as I can remember, which is why it's no surprise that they're on their 9th generation drive. TweakTown takes a look at the Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 HDD, which is the same technology as the 7200.8 drives, with some extra features."The 7200.9 series has models with the following specifications, 40, 80, 120, 160, 200, 250, 300, 400 and 500GB models respectively. This is truly the first drive to support all the HDD requirements from base system all the way to high end storage capacity of the lechers like me out there. What makes this line up unique are the different specifications that accompany each drive." ... Read more...
Sorry E.T., but SETI@home, as we knew it, is no more. On December 15, 2005, the classic SETI@home project will stop issuing new work. However the project isn't entirely done with, as they are merging with BOINC for other distributed computing projects(yes, aliens are still on the menu). You can get more information(and the BOINC software) at the SETI@home homepage. "The old SETI@home Classic project will stop issuing work on December 15, 2005. Anyone still running SETI@home Classic should deactivate it and install SETI@home/BOINC (see instructions under 'Getting started' on this page)."HotHardware is certainly no stranger to distributed computing... Read more...
Adrian's Rojak Pot is known for their guides on everything from BIOS Tweaking to Voltage Mods. This weekend they've added to their list with the "Emergency Spyware Guide", which covers how to properly identify and remove the most annoying of programs. "Is your PC behaving strangely? Popping up banners all the time? Getting redirected to unknown websites? It's very likely your PC has been hit by spyware! But fret not. We have just the guide for you! Join TEB as he shows you how to get rid of spyware and stay clean!"... Read more...
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