Rumor: Intel may purchase nVidia

The rumor about Intel buying nVidia has re-surfaced after the last rumor seems to have died down.  After AMD’s announcement regarding the purchase of ATi, everyone started to speculate that the next logical step for Intel would be to purchase nVidia.

Things died down for a month or two and now the rumor has just re-surfaced as of 10/4/06.  Nvidia’s stock went up 8% in price and had been heavily traded throughout the day.  Analysts are predicting that Intel will make the announcement some time tonight (10/5/06).

We’ll have to wait and see.  The way things are going with all these video card and processor companies are starting to get really interesting.  I don’t know how good of an idea it will be for nVidia to let themselves be bought out by Intel.  They’re the only independent graphics card maker right now.  I’m not sure whether to be happy or sad.  Things could go either way, north or south for both companies as well as AMD/ATi.

I’ll report back later tonight if I hear any concrete news other than rumors.