Not saying that I don't look forward to it, but it seems unlikely. ATI and Nvidia both have a stronghold on the graphics market. Ati has a deathgrip on its specifications and other related IP issues. As tigh-necked as they are, you would think they were selling high-profile cryptographic devices. AMD buying Ati? Sure, they're both 3 letter names that start with A. But this sounds about likely as Intel buying Nvidia.