Originally Posted by nonametoclaim
yea i mean sure nvidia has a clear advantage in the market right now... until stadia attempts to prove the OCN community futile that is, sure. but most of what you just listed is ML, and i thought that was kind of the idea behind the VII. Machine learning/Compute on the enterprise side, but placed at a consumer price point, given heat, TDP, etc. the card still has its purposes.
The VII idea was to use leftover MI50 cores that AMD couldn't sell and keep themselves relevant in the general market until navi shows up.
The VII doesn't have the full suit support (mainly software) as its datacenter counterparts (MI50/60), and is not as largely used for ML or compute in the enterprise market.
Yes, some people do use it for ML, just like some people use the 2080 TI or titans etc. But overall, it is just a drop of water compared to datacenter cards sales.
Currently even with their newest cards, AMD are not a big threat to nvidia to worry right now. Google are actually the threat to nvidia, as they are trying to make their own hardware. Market wise, nvidia revenue is more than twice that of AMD in the ML/AI/Data center market. They had a bigger growth than AMD in 2018 and are set to do so in 2019 as well.
While nvidia basically gave up on the consoles several years ago (beside the switch), revenue wise, it is a market which gets smaller compared to data centers. So future view wise, they made a good choice. While AMD concentrated on custom hardware for consoles (basically stagnating their technology), nvidia pushed for new technology and suits for data centres, which is expected to be 100B$+ market in 4-5 years.