According to Fudo over at Fudzilla it looks like ATi might be gearing up to take on nVidia in the Workstation market.
Currently nVidia holds a rough 85% of this lucrative wallet (60% margin on workstation graphics Vs. 15% on consumer) and AMD would like to get in on the action.
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ATI's strategy is rather simple, they want to get some of the big workstation OEM deals with big guys such as Dell and HP and if they do that, they will easily capture a piece of the market and get its workstation revenue up.
ATI is working on an improved version of an OpenGL driver and we should expect some big design wins in early 2009, at least this is the plan. We will be watching this market closely but the all odds are on ATI's side. ATI's FireGL line is cheaper, will perform even faster than Nvidia's and new driver will come shortly to make them look even better.