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I wonder how hard is "Jen Hung Shang Tsung Shao Kahn" or whatever his name, is laughing now. I guess he was to busy to insult INTEL and AMD instead of paying attention to what actually matters in this industry. Hope NVIDIA comes back for our sake because we need healthy competition.
Or rather Counter-Insult Intel. Intel lured them in to push their Core 2 Duo's and then turned around and burned them pretty badly with the i7's. At least Nvidia won that law suit (big surprise there, Intel doesn't seem capable of winning law suits. See Cyrix, VIA, AMD...). Intel isn't as sneaky as it thinks it is, the only ones it is able to continually dupe is its customers, but I guess that's all that matters in the end.

That whole turning-a-cold-shoulder to AMD for acquiring ATI wasn't a smart thing though. Nvidia chipsets have always been superior on AMD platforms and now Nvidia can't make them anymore. Intel won't let them and now AMD has no use for them, they've basically been forced out the game.

We will see the death of their IGP's all together with Intel's next-gen Atom processor, no more need for ION and with Intel entering the mobile phone/tablet market they won't have a market there either.

I completely agree, we need healthy competition and Nvidia is stuck making enthusiast and workstation cards which is very small corner of the market. It's a shame.
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post #72 of 83
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Originally Posted by dodger.blue View Post
VIA? Check!
Nvidia? Checking...
AMD/ATI? Someday, someday... (why doesn't it die?)
Intel does not want AMD to die.... Their existence makes it easier for them to operate and say "We're not a monopoly!".

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I wonder how hard is "Jen Hung Shang Tsung Shao Kahn" or whatever his name, is laughing now. I guess he was to busy to insult INTEL and AMD instead of paying attention to what actually matters in this industry. Hope NVIDIA comes back for our sake because we need healthy competition.
Actually, he already predicted what actually matters in the industry.... ARM. NVIDIA knew there is absolutely nothing they can do on the IGP/entry level GPU since they did not have a x86 license. Instead, they branched out to ARM and won the Android 3.0 development platform with Tegra 2. Don't forget that Smartphone/Tablets outsell discrete GPUs.

Also, NVIDIA invested heavily into CUDA. If you work with GPGPU, you will find CUDA as the primary interface language, not OpenCL or Stream.
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Will this lead to price drops? :3
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Blame the GF100, 6 months late with the predecessor being in short supply during that time.
That equals minimal sales, that whole time ATI was selling cards hand over fist.
no, blame CPU IGPs now included in every new Intel CPU.
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't the GF100 "fermi" realeased around mid April last year? I seem to remember buying mine around that time. That would explain why sales were better a year ago.
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Actually, he already predicted what actually matters in the industry.... ARM. NVIDIA knew there is absolutely nothing they can do on the IGP/entry level GPU since they did not have a x86 license. Instead, they branched out to ARM and won the Android 3.0 development platform with Tegra 2. Don't forget that Smartphone/Tablets outsell discrete GPUs.
This. Tegra is catching on like wildfire.
 
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This. Tegra is catching on like wildfire.
However Intel is entering that market as well and you can bet what that will spell for Nvidia.
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the radeon 5770 is a dx11 card and beats the GTX 460 by 2.96%
Yeah, I meant to say most popular Nvidia DX11 card. My mistake.
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i dont know why ppl feel bad for nvidia i been reading about xploding graphics cards, cards catching on fire major overheating and not to mention them ripping off ppl with single core replacement laptops when they had bought dual cores. I understand the whole competition is good for the consumer but its hard to feel bad for a company that ships crappy stuff to ppl.
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i dont know why ppl feel bad for nvidia i been reading about xploding graphics cards, cards catching on fire major overheating and not to mention them ripping off ppl with single core replacement laptops when they had bought dual cores. I understand the whole competition is good for the consumer but its hard to feel bad for a company that ships crappy stuff to ppl.
And a company that buys out other companies to write code into their software that won't allow ATI users to enable certain features even though their cards are certainly capable.

Yeah, it is hard to feel sorry for Intel Jr. but unless another company steps in and offers a competitive product, I hope Nvidia doesn't sink all together.
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