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post #61 of 80
I don't see why they would just drop such a high-volume market cold.

Sure, their on-die GPU's fulfill that role, but (a) Intel cpu's don't have one, and (b) consumers generally don't have great tech knowledge, or else they wouldn't be buying such crap GPU's to begin with (usually). Which is why (c) low-end GPU's sell in such higher volumes than high-end ones (IIRC).

No good would come of the move for AMD.
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Llano is like wow, so this is no surprise to me, I'd take a Llano PC over one with a low end graphics card any day of the week! You can simply replace your CPU over time rather than your graphics card (These tend to burn out faster than your CPU), therefore it would probably be smart to get 2 CPUs for the long hall.. biggrin.gif

Llano > lesser graphics cards by far. (It can even encode video well or watch video in HD flawlessly!)

Good call AMD. biggrin.gif
Edited by _GTech - 8/9/11 at 12:52am
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Least my card can play all games at medium.
post #64 of 80
Sounds like a pretty good move for AMD....as well as for Nvidia by opening up that market for them. Biwinning?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Soggy_Popcorn;14516618 
I don't see why they would just drop such a high-volume market cold.

Sure, their on-die GPU's fulfill that role, but (a) Intel cpu's don't have one, and (b) consumers generally don't have great tech knowledge, or else they wouldn't be buying such crap GPU's to begin with (usually). Which is why (c) low-end GPU's sell in such higher volumes than high-end ones (IIRC).

No good would come of the move for AMD.

Sandy bridge has an on-die IGP

Separate dies don't affect the consumer anyway. Core 2 Quads were 2 dies. Clarkdale (previous gen i3/i5) had a separate die for the IGP. None of that really mattered.
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CPU graphics can easily handle anything non gaming...even Blurays. The extremely light gaming is ok as well...think Plants vrs Zombies with 3D exeleration turned on. So really there is no point in a cheap GPU. The only thing I can think of is if some one bought a really expensive exthusiast mother board that doesn't have the video port on it, but why would some one buy that without buying a nice GPU to match it? Maybe if some one was making a home server and wanted all the memory and CPU power they could get, but that would be a very, very small market...any photoshop or video editing purposes would pretty much require a good GPU if they were that die hard into it to buy the other components.

now if we can get rid of the cheap sound cards we will be golden...onboard sound has gotten on par or better.
Edited by Vagrant Storm - 8/9/11 at 10:09am
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post #67 of 80
I hope this doesn't mean every other GPU will go up in price as a result. I'm a huge fan of mid range performance cards like the 460, and 68x0 dropping to around $100 after a few months.
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I guess its only a matter of time now the IGP will eventually replace mid range too and who knows. It puts nvidia in a difficult position
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Originally Posted by sLowEnd;14508434 
6570, anyone?

The 7950GT isn't slower than the 6450, by the way. It has 3.5x the memory bandwidth (of the ubiquitous DDR3 version of the 6450) and 3.5x the pixel fillrate.
Here's some synthetics
http://hwbot.org/compare/videocards#1828_1,1036_1-5,12

Meh, synthetics.

Real world pl0x.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nintendo Maniac 64;14508501 
My old ATI Rage 128 still works and is being used in a download box so that the integrated graphics don't take away from the lowly 512MB of system RAM (as much as the mobo supports).

If it's only for DLs, best be putting Linux on it, you can get Linux to use crap all RAM even with Firefox, etc.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814129042

idk why anyone would buy this and why people waste their money by continuing to produce these...

Low-end Atom boards tend to only have PCI, GPUs like that are bloody useful if you don't want RAM eaten up by an IGP.
    
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Originally Posted by Usario;14512337 
Which they fail at.

Three 6950s unlocked to 6970s and a GT 520 for PhysX (yeah I guess I shouldn't be counting this because NVIDIA makes it lol) costs as much as two 580s.

Workstation cards... there's still some competition there.

THe GT 520 has proven to be a bottleneck for physX. You need at least a 460 to have little to no performance hits...which is really sad. Mafia 2 is a good example of this....
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