OK... it's getting wacky, folks. If AMD starts folding in the high-performance ATI GPU chips into either the CPU (interesting...), or into the chipsets (so last century), they could end up spanking Intel's currently integrated graphics solutions... which are marginal at best. Of course, they'll probably use that nice low-performance shared memory :-(. 2006 is shaping up to be an interesting year on so many levels...
Now.. NVidia fan-boys start slamming ATI, and ATI fan-boys start slamming AMD and/or NVidia... For me, I marginally prefer ATI over NVidia... however my current laptop (a Dell
Inspiron Latitude D820) has an NVidia chipset, but my last few laptops all had ATI (Dell Inspiron D810, IBM Thinkpad A31p).
So does Intel snap-up NVidia as a defensive move or do they beef up the "V//V" (is that veev, or vive?)? I expect something will happen.