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Intel Considered Buying nVidia

Current graphics strategy heading to Larrabee processor

November 11, 2007 - Before AMD acquired ATI, Intel considered buying ATI or nVidia, Pat Gelsinger, senior vice president and co-general manager of Intel's Digital Enterprise Group (DEG), told The Inquirer. However, the chip manufacturer wondered whether they needed to, and had doubts whether such an acquisition would even be allowed by the regulators. The current strategy is to make the graphics engines more programmable and is heading to the Larrabee processor.

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