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For these type of cards I prefer to look at the Steam hardware survey - in my opinion it is more indicative of the success of the gaming cards from the various brands. Most other numbers include the OEM / laptop sales of very low end products.

From the Steam survey both AMD and nVidia have decreased slightly, with nVidia taking the bigger drop.
Edited by GingerJohn - 11/27/12 at 9:04am
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From Nvidia 2012 Q3 earnings

Rob Csongor:
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This quarter, we not only grew our PC business. We also significantly increased our business beyond the PC: in tablets, quad-core phones, data centers and automobiles. NVIDIA processors rolled out in Q3 in a range of new devices and settings, from Google's Nexus 7 tablet and Microsoft's Surface to Oak Ridge National Laboratory's new supercomputer and Tesla's latest electric sedan, which was just named Car of the Year by Automobile Magazine.

3 years ago, non-PC revenues were 7% of total revenues. This quarter, they grew to a record 30%. Our notebook GPU business recorded a second consecutive record quarter.

I guess Nvidia is less and less worried about Desktop GPU perf/share/...
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Performance wise AMD has taken the crown for the past while, but frankly, that microstutter on multi-gpu set ups just reak.
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In the UK it used to be about £150 difference between the 680 and 7970, now that's down to about £60-70. I reckon this shows that the 7970 is a big hit and quite a threat to the 680 - why else would they have knocked so much off the price of the 680's whilst the price of the average 7970 has remained constant, if not, went up?

Very happy with the 7970 this time round. Very good value and yet holds its own. Bring in the multi-monitor results and the 7970 is a no brainer, on both price and performance.

If AMD can pull off this level of price/performance in the GPU sector for another generation or two, things will start to look way more competitive and I can see them gaining a good amount of market share.
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Can't see the list at work, but how does steam count the new APUs?
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Can't see the list at work, but how does steam count the new APUs?

I think it comes under "Other", I can't see any APU models on the list. I could be missing them, although I can't imagine what else "Other" would include.
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I wonder if anyone saying AMD hasn't had recent driver issues had played Skyrim on xfire cards anytime in the first 6 months of release.
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The big picture however is that Nvidia's Kepler has sold extremely well, especially when first released. From March thru September AMD Tahiti was being outsold by a wide margin. Yeah AMD has taken the mythical performance crown, but they got trounced by Kepler this round in sells and revenue. I think that equals a win for Nvidia.
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The big picture however is that Nvidia's Kepler has sold extremely well, especially when first released. From March thru September AMD Tahiti was being outsold by a wide margin. Yeah AMD has taken the mythical performance crown, but they got trounced by Kepler this round in sells and revenue. I think that equals a win for Nvidia.

Do you have a source to back that up?
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Do you have a source to back that up?

Advanced Micro Devices Profit Margin Quarterly:

-12.37% for Sept. 30, 2012

March 31, 2012-37.22%

http://ycharts.com/companies/AMD/profit_margin


Look at the months prior and you'll see they took a huge dip in March when the Kepler series hit.
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