Originally Posted by farmdve
In the CPU market, we at the very least also have ARM, but in the GPU market just AMD and Nvidia.
Do you think another company making graphics cards will appear that will compete in the discrete graphics card market?
In the x86
CPU market, there is only Intel, ARM, and VIA. In the CPU market, there are dozens of companies (IBM, Fujitsu, Samsung, Apple, etc) that produce CPUs that are not based on x86 ISA. Note that ARM Holdings does not produce CPUs... they produce ISAs and CPU designs.
other GPU companies.... Matrox, Imagination Technologies, Qualcomm, Samsung, Texas Instruments, Via.
Matrox, Imagination Technologies, and Via actually do have desktop products.
However, the barrier to entry in some CPU/GPU markets are very high.... as in the billions.Edited by DuckieHo - 11/26/12 at 2:43pm