AMD Looking to Purchase ATi

Upon waking up and reading a forum I frequent I found a post claiming that AMD may be purchasing ATi.  What would this mean from an everyday-non-geeks standpoint?  Probably not much.  From someone who buys a new video card/processor every six months, I think it’s something huge.  Who knows what could be worked out.  It’s all hearsay right now but if it does happen, I’ll be sure to report back.