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NVIDIA is sure to come out fighting

ATI is one of the biggest players in the discrete and integrated GPU market with rival NVIDIA. The two firms fight bitterly for dominance in the market and for the crown of fastest video card.

AMD has taken heat from analysts and investors since the purchase of ATI because the graphics unit has performed poorly for the most part. At one point in 2008, AMD was forced to take an $880 million write down related to ATI. AMD executives are feeling smug today with the announcement that ATI has taken the top spot in the discrete GPU market from NVIDIA for the first time since AMD purchased the company.

Jon Peddie Research (JPR) reports that the overall shipments of graphics cards for Q1 2010 were up 4%. However, shipments of video cards for the discrete desktop graphics market slipped 21.4% thanks in part to the massive growth of notebook sales. JPR reports that shipments are 38.6% above the same period last year for the market.

AMD posted the biggest gains in company history in both the discrete and integrated desktop products market. NVIDIA at the same time posted losses in shipments in all categories except its integrated notebook GPU business that grew 10%.

AMD had 24.4% of the GPU market for the quarter, Intel held 54.9%, and NVIDIA has 19.7% of the market. AMD reported that its revenue in the graphic segment grew 8% from the previous quarter and 87% when compared to the same quarter of last year with $440 million in revenue.

AMD claims that in the discrete graphics market it holds 51.1% of the market with NVIDIA having 44.5% of the market.

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RE: NVIDIA is sure to come out fighting
By muhahaaha on 7/30/2010 5:17:54 PM , Rating: 2
I prefer to save my judgment on Fusion for when it is actually out. AMD has some very bright people working for them and I wouldn't be surprised if they come out with a revolutionary new product. At worst, a Fusion APU will be lightyears ahead of intel IGP.

RE: NVIDIA is sure to come out fighting
By PrinceGaz on 7/30/2010 7:57:06 PM , Rating: 2
Whilst I hope that Bulldozer is as revolutionary as Clawhammer was, I can't see it beating Intel in the CPU department (Intel haven't gone down the wrong road of high clock speeds this time), though it should absolutely blow away any Intel graphics solutions. Unless Intel pull a real joker out the pack and come up with a totally unexpected revolutionary Extreme Graphics III which crushes anything AMD or nVidia have.

By bigboxes on 7/31/2010 12:46:35 AM , Rating: 1
Whilst? Seriously, stop with the ghey. Speak English and not some tongue of yor.

RE: NVIDIA is sure to come out fighting
By jconan on 7/31/2010 3:55:48 AM , Rating: 2
If AMD is capable of harnessing the GPU's processing power like the APU with 1600 ALU's and of course have them process x86 code, Intel will hardly be a match for AMD.

By JKflipflop98 on 8/1/2010 1:09:38 AM , Rating: 2
Yes, and IF frogs had wings they wouldn't bump their ass when they hop.

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