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NVIDIA Buys Over AGEIA!!!!

Fri Mar 31, 2006 11:47 am

Read this article friends what do u think about it.... Surprise to me ..n i am Shocked :-?

This morning, we had an emergency conference call with NVIDIA. Apparently, they had something urgent to announce. You couldn't possibly guess what it was. Neither did we.

Over the last few months, NVIDIA has been steadily buying up companies that add value and expertise. Their most recent purchase was the Finnish mobile graphics outfit, Hybrid Graphics. But that changes today with NVIDIA's acquisition of AGEIA!

What does that mean for us users? Let's talk to NVIDIA.

ARP : Wow.. That was some purchase!

NVIDIA : Yes, but it was in the pipeline for some time now. We only finalized the deal with AGEIA moments ago.

ARP : Really? Why? Don't you already have SLI Physics?

NVIDIA : We decided that running physics on the GPUs just wasn't going to cut it, not even with the amount of power our GPUs have.

ARP : Does this have anything to do with ATI?

NVIDIA : ATI has always been a bunch of useless also-rans. We will always be ahead of them, even in physics. No matter what they do, they will always be second place.

ARP : Err.. Okay.. But since ATI starts with the letter A, won't they always be first in the alphabetical order, phone books, name lists, etc?

NVIDIA : Fine. ATI can have the telephone books. We want the rest of the world.

ARP : Okay.. Coming back to AGEIA, does this mean you will be integrating the AGEIA PhysX processor into NVIDIA cards?

NVIDIA : Initially, yes. But eventually, we will integrate the PhysX silicon into every NVIDIA GPU. It will probably double our transistor count but hey, if ATI wants to play the numbers game, we can do it with transistor count too!

ARP : What about SLI Physics and Havok FX?

NVIDIA : We will continue to support SLI Physics and Havok FX, but eventually we want the PhysX silicon to handle physics acceleration, leaving the GPU to do what it does best - graphics!

ARP : Err.. Isn't this kind of reversing your opinions recently that using the GPUs to do physics was the future, instead of going the AGEIA way with dedicated PPUs?

NVIDIA : Not so. We have to remain on top of the game. ATI may be slamming a lot of crap on us, but we will make sure the suckers eat dirt! Buying AGEIA will allow us to do just that.

ARP : So, there's no threat from ATI, even though they are trashing your cards by 50% or more?

NVIDIA : ATI has never been good for anything but vapourware. With AGEIA on our side, we will make them eat so much dirt, Canada will disappear off the face of the Earth!

ARP : But will this mean an increase in price for NVIDIA graphics cards that come with the PhysX processor? Or will NVIDIA continue to produce cheaper cards without the PhysX processor?

NVIDIA : Not at all. We not only intend to integrate the PhysX processor for free, we will now price our cards at least 20% cheaper than ATI's cards. If we have a vision for the next 5 years, it's to drive ATI into the ground, once and for all. When that happens, maybe we will buy those boys out and then we will be at the top of the telephone books too.
 
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Fri Mar 31, 2006 11:51 am

PerfectCr wrote:
"Buys Over?"
Ok bro, we here at TR do not fall for April Fools jokes, but nice try. (not really)

I cross my heart cause i just got a heart attack n i am confused ATI is in dirt i guess if this is true.. :-?
 
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Fri Mar 31, 2006 11:52 am

"NVIDIA : ATI has always been a bunch of useless also-rans. We will always be ahead of them, even in physics. No matter what they do, they will always be second place."

LOL, April Fool's joke if there ever was one.
 
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Fri Mar 31, 2006 11:55 am

Tdash wrote:
"NVIDIA : ATI has always been a bunch of useless also-rans. We will always be ahead of them, even in physics. No matter what they do, they will always be second place."

LOL, April Fool's joke if there ever was one.


Then why dont u try the link friend i am not joking here seriously.... :(
 
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Fri Mar 31, 2006 12:01 pm

Date : 01 April 2006

ARP jumped the gun on the post. Anyway, seen better. :-?
 
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Fri Mar 31, 2006 12:03 pm

Ha you had me going. If the language (or lack of professionalism) doesn't give away that it's a joke, click on the link and see what date the article is written. (April 1 for those too lazy to check)

Nice one.

eidt: holy crap capsaicin we both posted the same thing at the same time :P
 
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Fri Mar 31, 2006 12:07 pm

:D ireally dont know is it true that's what i m wondering :P hahahahahaha..... lol
 
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Fri Mar 31, 2006 12:10 pm

i have even sent the mail to the Tech report jsut waiting for their answer :D
 
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Fri Mar 31, 2006 12:24 pm

I thought April 1st was tomorrow :P

Although a headline of NVIDIA buys ATI would be better.

I will however keep an eye out for more actual news of this. It seems NVIDIA has deep pockets these days.
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Fri Mar 31, 2006 12:30 pm

Jigar2speed5095 wrote:


As soon as I read the website, I knew right then it wasn't a credible source, and was a joke. rojakpot???? c'mon. at least make it sound credible.
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Fri Mar 31, 2006 12:32 pm

Right now I'm thinking you're either very gullible or you have an ulterior motive, seeing how you try so hard to push this story.
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Fri Mar 31, 2006 12:35 pm

April 1? Timezones. Its April 1 over in the East.
 
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Fri Mar 31, 2006 12:37 pm

i know some people were surprised although some people got me on first go :lol: i am impressed TR 8)
 
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Fri Mar 31, 2006 12:39 pm

Jigar2speed5095 wrote:
i know some people were surprised although some people got me on first go :lol: i am impressed TR 8)


are you done?

good. cuz this got old real quick.
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Fri Mar 31, 2006 12:46 pm

ya it wouldnt have got old but because of u smart TR over here 8) i am really impressed :lol:
 
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Fri Mar 31, 2006 12:50 pm

thegleek wrote:
Jigar2speed5095 wrote:
i know some people were surprised although some people got me on first go :lol: i am impressed TR 8)


are you done?

good. cuz this got old real quick.


It was old before he even posted it. That was a waste of bytes if I've ever seen it.
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Fri Mar 31, 2006 12:52 pm

Jigar2speed5095 wrote:
ya it wouldnt have got old but because of u smart TR over here 8) i am really impressed :lol:


Smart, no. Jaded, yes.
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Fri Mar 31, 2006 12:54 pm

Let's keep all the April Fools type discussions in the thread PerfectCr made in the Back Porch. I'm locking this thread.

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