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August 28, 2003 9:13:20 PM

<A HREF="http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/video/display/200308280905..." target="_new"><b>Article @ X-bit labs</b></A>

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<i>Written by X-bit labs</i>
<b>Sources in Taiwan claim that ASUSTeK will launch its own Powered by ATI graphics cards in late September in addition to its NVIDIA-based lineup of graphics products. . . DigiTimes said that it is not clear whether ASUS will continue or will cease the production of NVIDIA-based graphics cards. . . Officials from ASUS and ATI denied to comment on the news-story. . . it seems that in six to twelve months from now there will be almost no manufacturers that adopt graphics processors from only one vendor and the leading developers of graphics processors will compete not for a company or even product lineup, but for every single product or contract, I suggest.</b>


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August 28, 2003 9:33:15 PM

Do you think the gamming community push to support ATI has anything to do with it? Maybe just evaporating sales or profit.

The loving are the daring!<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by Flinx on 08/28/03 06:30 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
August 28, 2003 10:21:14 PM

If a product looks to be becomming popular it's good business sense to add it to your lineup and get those extra customers.
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August 29, 2003 1:27:32 AM

but if they'll still produce nvidia's, problems may occur.

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August 29, 2003 1:29:25 AM

They have to decide whether they'll go with ATI or Nvidia.
But if i'm going to decide, ATI is the best option for ASUS.
Nvidia is much more fitted with MSI & Gainward.

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August 29, 2003 3:53:04 AM

Asus with ATi may be a turning point for a LOT of users, as there are a lot out there who swore by Asus' legendary quality products.

Big blow to nVidia if it happens.

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August 29, 2003 10:33:41 AM

Why would it be a problem making both cards? They make motherboards for bothe Intel and AMD based on about 5 different chipset brands.
August 29, 2003 11:50:29 AM

Should be some stonking products if they do!

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August 29, 2003 10:19:06 PM

They don't have to decide WHO to go with, likly just WHERE to sell them. Creative makes both nV and ATI cards. They just restrict their distribution.

Asus makes good stuff so it's a benefit to the consumer in the long run.



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August 30, 2003 6:10:05 AM

Hmm, I was looking at it more with the idea that Asus will just jump ship and not cross the plank back and forth.

Looks like they might have two makers. Should be interesting to see how the undecided struggle.

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August 30, 2003 8:37:49 AM

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a b U Graphics card
September 4, 2003 6:54:10 PM

I hope Powercolor and GigaPuke.

It all depends on what they think they can seel more of. A name like ASUS is big, the smaller players are not loyal to anyone so expect some movement. I would be surprised if a big name ATI maker jumped ship, but it could easily happen with the right deal.


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September 4, 2003 6:57:33 PM

It's inevitable. Intel tried to stop mobo makers from offering AMD boards after the first Athlon was released, but the product was too good.

The same with Ati... The Radeon cards are solid. Sooner or later, manufacturers won't be able to afford only one offering.

It's simple business. Intel didn't like it, and tried to bully and scare manufacturers... but in the end was powerless in the end to prevent it. It's about bottom lines.
Nvidia will try the same tactics as well, but the writing is on the wall.

It's inevitable.

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September 4, 2003 7:21:37 PM

And nVidia CAN'T push their partners too much, because when it comes to deal thousands even millions of chips, you can't afford to loose a partner like ASUS.

ASUS (and other board makers) knows that ATI is gaining market share, so they want to sell those GPU too! The more products board makers put on the market, the more they sell.

I think ATI have now very strong arguments in their favor. They have good price/performance, they have an edge in DX9 games.... On top of that, more people now consider ATI when they buy new PC or when they upgrade GPU.

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September 4, 2003 10:10:52 PM

Hopefully this means that major brands like Asus will also make motherboards based on ATI chipsets.
September 5, 2003 11:30:10 AM

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Hopefully this means that major brands like Asus will also make motherboards based on ATI chipsets.

I wish... But do ATI build chipset for desktop? I know they build chipset for laptop, but, do they plan to make chipset for desktop Athlon or P4?

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September 5, 2003 4:15:24 PM

Yes th IGP9100 will get both and AMD and the Current P4 Variant. There's just no set info on the AMD platform yet (XP or A64?)


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September 5, 2003 6:22:43 PM

Is there any preview or bench of this chipset???
I don't think so!

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September 5, 2003 7:34:49 PM

There are ALOT of them. You simply need to look for them (yourself). I've posted most of the one's I've found before in other threads.


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September 5, 2003 8:51:36 PM

HOW's <A HREF="http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=11390" target="_new">THIS</A> for a Rumour. Gigabyte leaving ATI perhaps DUE to the ASUS deal. Check the Inquirer.

<A HREF="http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=11390" target="_new">http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=11390&lt;/A>

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September 5, 2003 9:28:25 PM

That would be silly. They'd be competing with their prodgical son Albatron.
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