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Intel to invest $10 million in PowerVR

Discussion in 'News' started by DanTheBanjoman, Oct 3, 2006.

  1. DanTheBanjoman SeƱor Moderator

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    Intel is buying 6 million Imagination shares for 88 Pence a piece and plans to use PowerVR's graphic cores in their next generation application processor family. PowerVR, owned by Imagination, was previously known for their Kyro series which used a revolutionary tile based rendering architecture. Currently PowerVR mainly produces mobile graphics cores. Current Intel IGP's also use PowerVR technology, perhaps Intel and PowerVR will be a nice team against the new AMD/ATI alliance.

    Source: ExtremeTech
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    the kyro chip was certainly different, i owned one in the guise of the 3d prophet 4500. it held its own quite well, but also had bold weaknesses which i hope have seince been resolved. itll be interesting to watch, but i get the feeling powervr\intel vs amd\ati willbe like watching david vs goliath. only this time david is going to be stomped on like an ant.
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    i think this is a good move by intel, i had completley forgot about the power vr chips and company. im surprised though intel didnt go for matrox instead though
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    This should be an interesting partnership indeed. I assume it will probably only be something for the low end market but it would be interesting to get a 3rd competitor into the video card business (yes i already know there are others like savage already but those arin't REALLY competitors). Ketxxx what sort of bold weaknesses did the card have anyway?

    ps: didn't david only beat goliath before because he was a cheap little runt and threw rocks :p
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    the kyro chip had issues rendering AA properly, that was a loooooong time ago though.

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