Just a quick note today. I’ve been reading several articles the last couple of weeks about how AMD plans to use ATI and in all of them they keep pointing to how Intel has failed to fully bring video and the CPU together.
AMD keeps telling people that their plan is to integrate these two elements into one chip. It would seem to me that if you have an AMD processor with an ATI X1950 series integrated into it that you wouldn’t need a stand-alone video card.
AMD also has a pretty strong background in audio having built their own audio engine (Interwave) a number of years back.
The more I think about the evidence and the way it’s lining up the more I’m convinced that our future has no add-on cards in it and that’s good for everyone except the add-on card manufacturers.