This is all based off of a remark in an interview given to CustomPC by AMD’s head of developer relations, Richard Huddy. The comment, ‘we’ve had that discussion, yes. It’s a discussion that goes round every three months – someone turns to me and says ‘why don’t we buy Ageia?’ and I go through the arguments about why we should and why we shouldn’t.’ turns out to mean exactly what it says. AMD has thought about to pluses and minuses of buying Ageia, but have no plans to, at least right now. You can read the his exact reply to these rumours at The Inquirer.
No GPGPPU for you, at least until Ageia realizes that while they are an attractive buy for nVIDIA, AMD and others, they need to work on their asking price. Perhaps they should offer a mail in rebate?