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This is from an interview with Roy Taylor from Nvidia.

"There is now a justifiable return on investment for making good 3D, good graphics in your games, because there is a very large installed base of GeForce gamers. We estimate that we have over 180 million active GeForce users. That's a much bigger installed base than PS3 or Xbox 360!" Actually, all next-gen consoles combined...

The second part is what we're doing with physics and AI, and it's really exciting. We purchased AEGIA a little while ago, and one of the things that's come out of that is our ability to accelerate the PhysX API for physics on the GPU. With over 30 million GeForce 8-series GPUs shipped, there's a good return on investment for that - especially since the physics acceleration on the PC is transferable back to console, or vice versa."

http://www.eurogamer.net/article.php...=148824&page=2

http://www.eurogamer.net/article.php...=148824&page=3
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Just because that many geforce cards have been sold doesn't mean they are all in use. In-fact I know of a certain 6600 le that is in the bottom of the local landfill.
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"There is now a justifiable return on investment for making good 3D, good graphics in your games
Sorry, they missed the part were they fixed the DX10 specs because they couldn't meet them. How is that good GPU making?

*sigh* I sound like a fanboy now, but i would say the same thing about ATI if they were as egotistic as Nvidia.
Edited by IcedEarth - 6/10/08 at 1:49pm
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Uh, they did say 180 million active GeForce users. Considering Nvidia and ATI are the 2 most dominant GPU makers in the world, that number is more than likely factual. It isn't hard to monitor hardware when people do online computer checkups and such all the time or use benchmarks like 3Dmark and send the results online.
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Uh, they did say 180 million active GeForce users. Considering Nvidia and ATI are the 2 most dominant GPU makers in the world, that number is more than likely factual. It isn't hard to monitor hardware when people do online computer checkups and such all the time or use benchmarks like 3Dmark and send the results online.
Remember they said they estimate. It could be a completely different number.
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Uh, they did say 180 million active GeForce users. Considering Nvidia and ATI are the 2 most dominant GPU makers in the world, that number is more than likely factual. It isn't hard to monitor hardware when people do online computer checkups and such all the time or use benchmarks like 3Dmark and send the results online.
Yea, but now calculate how that transfers to the market. You know most will be the onboard MX-440 or on-board 6 series. Then calculate for the low end, like 7300's, and 6200's, for cryin out load Wal-Mart still sells the 6200.

So now, how many of that 180 million really matter if they can't run what Nvidia is saying they can.


Now with teh 30 million 8 series that is a good sign.
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So PC gaming = alive?!?
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So PC gaming = alive?!?
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So PC gaming = alive?!?
I repped that ****

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So PC gaming = alive?!?
Of course, it will never die, or as some put it, it will continue to die for another 20 years. Cause you know some think it has been diesing since it first started
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