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Swat
03-02-2003, 02:09 AM
ATI Technologies has confirmed that it plans to release the most advanced graphics processor ever, dubbed R350 beginning next month. According to the company's vice president of engineering Dave Rolston, the R350 will be the best-performing chip through at least the end of the calendar year. More intriguing however, Rolston revealed that ATI is already in negotiations to provide the graphics processor for Nintendo and Microsoft's next game consoles, "We would consider both of those to be of great interest, and we have ongoing discussions with both of players." Nintendo already utilizes an ATI graphics processor in their GameCube console, while Microsoft's Xbox is powered by Nvidia. It's currently unknown whether ATI is pitching variants of their R350 processor for inclusion in the future consoles.

Notion
03-02-2003, 03:29 AM
I imagine that Microsoft will stick with nVidia. After the Geforce FX has died out, Xbox 2 will be on the horizon and nVidia will have one hell of a card to power Halo 3.

Swat
03-02-2003, 08:27 AM
halo 2 is not even out n there's a halo 3?

dark jedi 8
03-02-2003, 12:33 PM
Hopefully!

i was gonna get a ps3 when it came out, buy i may get a nintendo instead. depends on how it matches up.

Jed
03-02-2003, 05:56 PM
Originally posted by Notion
I imagine that Microsoft will stick with nVidia. After the Geforce FX has died out, Xbox 2 will be on the horizon and nVidia will have one hell of a card to power Halo 3.

I wouldn't bet on it, I've heard deals are falling through with nVidia and Microsoft. ATi probably will power the next-gen systems.

Notion
03-02-2003, 06:57 PM
I've heard that too, but at this point, you really don't know. Designs for xbox 2 are already underway and being optimized as we speak. ATI hasn't been talking to MS until recently so right now, nobody knows.

Jedi Apprentice
03-02-2003, 07:57 PM
Originally posted by Notion
Designs for xbox 2 are already underway and being optimized as we speak.

The next wave of consoles is planned to be out in 2005. So they are well underway as Notion has already stated.

Notion
03-05-2003, 07:08 PM
And I have just read that nVidia isn't interested in Microsoft anymore? This is interesting...

Jedi Apprentice
03-05-2003, 10:02 PM
Originally posted by Notion
And I have just read that nVidia isn't interested in Microsoft anymore? This is interesting...

*Bill Gates*

What? nVidia doesn't want to work with us anymore? Sheesh. No big deal, We'll just buy them.

Swat
03-06-2003, 12:48 AM
nVidia doesn't want to work with US anymore
u work in microsoft? pretty impressive

Notion
03-06-2003, 09:58 PM
He wishes he did. And Microsoft's priorities are set elsewhere. Even if you are joking, lol. I would like to see them buy a publisher! EA!