will apple stop using ati after the amd merger

wmmk

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now that ati and amd are allied and apple and intel are allied, will apple continue to produce macs will the option of ati graphics, we get exclusively nvidia and intel integrated? to be honest, i wouldn't mind that at all, i'm just wondering?
 

iMetroid

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I prefer nVidia to ATI (though, I must say; the ATI cards I've used recently have performed better then my nVidia of equal power), but if forced to use one; I honestly wouldn't care. Both companies make fine cards.

That being said, it would be nice if Apple gave you a choice in Macs other then the Mac Pro.

I contradict myself too much. :rolleyes:
 

wmmk

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Benjamindaines said:
I think Apple will go with what ever's best.
sure, but what i mean is, will AMD allow ati to sell chips to manufcturers using intel chips only to pressure them to start using AMD chips alongside intel chips or just switch to AMD altogether?
 

chasemac

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wmmk said:
sure, but what i mean is, will AMD allow ati to sell chips to manufcturers using intel chips only to pressure them to start using AMD chips alongside intel chips or just switch to AMD altogether?
I wouldn't think so. I like to drink Dr. Pepper but Coke wants me to drink their soda too.
 

iMeowbot

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wmmk said:
sure, but what i mean is, will AMD allow ati to sell chips to manufcturers using intel chips only to pressure them to start using AMD chips alongside intel chips or just switch to AMD altogether?
AMD would have to know that this would only result in more design wins for Nvidia.
 

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wmmk said:
sure, but what i mean is, will AMD allow ati to sell chips to manufcturers using intel chips only to pressure them to start using AMD chips alongside intel chips or just switch to AMD altogether?
I think they'll keep all marketing opportunities available. If they would force things, they would cut off the possibility that Apple would ever use ATI GPUs or AMD CPUs most likely.

Of course, there is a third party fly in the ointment--SGI filed suit against ATI over patents claimed to be used by the Radeon line, which ATI inherited by acquiring another company.
 

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wmmk said:
sure, but what i mean is, will AMD allow ati to sell chips to manufcturers using intel chips only to pressure them to start using AMD chips alongside intel chips or just switch to AMD altogether?
That would be a foolish policy. AMD should be more than happy to sell their newly acquired graphics processors despite the presence of Intel chips in their customers' products.
 

dmitch03

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wmmk said:
sure, but what i mean is, will AMD allow ati to sell chips to manufcturers using intel chips only to pressure them to start using AMD chips alongside intel chips or just switch to AMD altogether?
why wouldnt they? more money for them even though they arent making money off the processors.