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Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), the chipmaker that has started supplying processors for Dell computers, has agreed to buy rival ATI Technologies.
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AMD wants to boost sales and close the gap between it and market leader Intel.

It will pay $5.4bn, $4.5bn (3bn) in cash and make up the rest in equity. That values ATI shares at $20.47 each, 24% more than their close on Friday.

Despite concerns about the price of the deal, analysts said buying graphics chipmaker ATI did make sense for AMD.

"It's a brilliant strategic move," said Eric Ross, an analyst at ThinkEquity Partners.

"AMD essentially have cornered the high end graphics platform for themselves. Intel is getting squeezed out there."

In electronic trading before the open of the US stock market, AMD shares dropped 8% and ATI shares jumped 16%.

AMD said the deal would help it expand its products in the commercial, mobile computing and gaming sectors.

It also would help it expand its media and emerging market offerings.

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I wonder will buy Nvida this time

And i also wish that my dell had an AMD processor instead of a core solo intel one(T1300 crap i think)
 
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I that'll please most game developers. Word in the industry is that intel is the devils advocate for producing crappy graphics chips that cause alot of headaches to program for.


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Haha, for some reason I'm just naturally opposed to Intel. Both of my machines (desktop and server) run AMD processors and ATI graphics cards. To be honest, AMD buying ATI is the best thing to happen to the computer industry for a while.

Can't wait to see the AMD Radeon X3800+ laugh.gif
 
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QUOTE(janipewter @ Jul 26 2006, 19:11 ) *
Haha, for some reason I'm just naturally opposed to Intel. Both of my machines (desktop and server) run AMD processors and ATI graphics cards. To be honest, AMD buying ATI is the best thing to happen to the computer industry for a while.

Can't wait to see the AMD Radeon X3800+ laugh.gif
Or an ATI 64? tongue.gif

I'm kind of opposite to you, all of the PCs in this house run on Intel, with NVidia graphics. I used to prefer AMD though, but with the new dual-core Intel chips, AMD just doesn't seem very attractive anymore.


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Have you not seen the AMD64 x2's?
 
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Uh oh. Here comes a intel v amd war. rolleyes.gif


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