More insight into AMD’s ATI acquisition
The Inquirer has a story titled The three reasons why AMD acquired ATI, based on an interview with AMD’s Mario Rivas, executive vice-president in its computing products group. AMD, so the article says, had three reasons for buying ATI: getting into graphics in a big way; getting ATI’s consumer business, which is growing fast; and combined graphics processor and microprocessors.
The third point is further in the future and it is called Fusion. It is a GPU on CPU integration scheduled for late 2008 if not even later. This is the way to go, he explains, as it will make a more power efficient processor for all of the tasks. It is all about increasing the overall computational speed.