I’ve been thinking about AMD’s purchase of ATI and what it might mean for us computer users.
The big thing that comes to mind limited buying options: I can easily forsee having to choose between AMD/ATI and Intel/nVidia when buying a new computer, instead of being able to mix-and-match your processor and graphics card vendors. If someone was buying a computer a year from now and wanted an AMD processor and an nVidia graphics card, they might be out of luck.
And I have no evidence to prove that this is a possibility; it’s just something that came to mind: wouldn’t it be so weird slash funny slash cool if Intel bought nVidia? I mean, really … that would make things very interesting indeed.