Friday, June 27th 2008

AMD/ATI to grab 40% Market Share in Discrete Graphics in Q3, 2008

DigiTimes reports that with AMD's ATI Radeon HD 4800-series graphics cards successfully cutting into the US$200-300 mainstream market forcing Nvidia to cut the price of its previous generation GeForce 9800 GTX down to US$199, sources at graphics card makers see AMD's discrete graphics card market share as having a chance to increase to 40% in the third quarter this year from around 30% at the beginning of 2008.

Since Nvidia's GeForce 9800 GTX does not provide advantages in power consumption or performance over the same priced Radeon HD 4850, graphics card makers are more optimistic over AMD's upcoming performance.Source: DigiTimes
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36 Comments on AMD/ATI to grab 40% Market Share in Discrete Graphics in Q3, 2008

#1
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
woot now lets see them put their cpu's in the same spot!!!!!!!!!
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#2
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
Yup. Here, AMD India has started an aggressive marketing campaign just for that. Vishwanathan Anand (World # 1 in Chess, grandmaster) is appointed the brand-ambassador for AMD in India. Indian youth place him really high, iconic, sort of like Tiger Woods in the US.

askvishy.com

And yes, the local computer store which had boxes of X2 5200+ lying around waiting to be sent back, sold out in a week. In fact they stepped up the prices of AMD prices to 'make hay' of the sudden demand.
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#3
ShadowFold
Go ATi! Good to see they are starting to bring in the mulah!
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#4
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
by: btarunr
Yup. Here, AMD India has started an aggressive marketing campaign just for that. Vishwanathan Anand (World # 1 in Chess, grandmaster) is appointed the brand-ambassador for AMD in India. Indian youth place regard place him really high, iconic, sort of like Tiger Woods in the US.

askvishy.com

And yes, the local computer store which had boxes of X2 5200+ lying around waiting to be sent back, sold out in a week. In fact they stepped up the prices of AMD prices to 'make hay' of the sudden demand.
thats sweet
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#5
Ravenas
by: cdawall
woot now lets see them put their cpu's in the same spot!!!!!!!!!
That won't happen unless they go back to being good at what they were good at. Before...Intel didn't care too much about the overclocker market, now it seems the other way around...
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#6
panchoman
Sold my stars!
by: cdawall
woot now lets see them put their cpu's in the same spot!!!!!!!!!
+1 amen to that
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#7
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
by: Ravenas
That won't happen unless they go back to being good at what they were good at. Before...Intel didn't care too much about the overclocker market, now it seems the other way around...
i think AMD still cares seeing how the keep releasing BE chips with unlocked multipliers
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#8
Ravenas
by: cdawall
i think AMD still cares seeing how the keep releasing BE chips with unlocked multipliers
That's a cheap way of attracting people for minimal performance gains. In my opinion...
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#9
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
by: Ravenas
That's a cheap way of attracting people for minimal performance gains. In my opinion...
$80 chip that does 3.2+ isn't bad
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#10
p_o_s_pc
F@H&WCG addict
by: cdawall
$80 chip that does 3.2+ isn't bad
+1 I think it is a good price

I feel we have a Intel fanboy on our hands here so no point in arguing with him
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#11
a111087
by: btarunr
World # 1 in Chess, grandmaster
heh, I bet he could do something smart for AMD :)
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#12
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
by: p_o_s_pc
+1 I think it is a good price

I feel we have a Intel fanboy on our hands here so no point in arguing with him
no joke to bad you cant push the vcore o yours being stuck @ 3ghz isn't fun
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#14
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: a111087
heh, I bet he could do something smart for AMD :)
Yes, push his millions of fans here into buying laptops with Turion Ultra.
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#15
p_o_s_pc
F@H&WCG addict
by: cdawall
no joke to bad you cant push the vcore o yours being stuck @ 3ghz isn't fun
i can get 3.2ghz i just don't like having to run 1.52v
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#16
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
by: p_o_s_pc
i can get 3.2ghz i just don't like having to run 1.52v
so i take you got a bad binned chip :p
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#17
p_o_s_pc
F@H&WCG addict
Yeah i got a bad binned chip. I max out at 3.2ghz can't even get 30mhz higher :( even on 1.58v
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#18
Ravenas
by: cdawall
$80 chip that does 3.2+ isn't bad
No I agree, they are quality chips and there's nothing wrong with where they are priced.
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#19
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
:o umm guys can we get back to discrete graphics market share please? Thanks!
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#20
p_o_s_pc
F@H&WCG addict
It is great to see that ATI/AMD is getting some of the market share back.
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#21
Megasty
Cheap supercards that can eat any game will do that to you. Still a 10% market share increase in just 3 quarters is insane. It just goes to show you that cheap & powerful is much better than expensive overkill, not to say that the 4870 isn't overkill or anything.
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#22
yogurt_21
by: Megasty
Cheap supercards that can eat any game will do that to you. Still a 10% market share increase in just 3 quarters is insane. It just goes to show you that cheap & powerful is much better than expensive overkill, not to say that the 4870 isn't overkill or anything.
no kidding, lets just hope it continues once the revisions hit the shelves.
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#23
p_o_s_pc
F@H&WCG addict
the 4870 is overkill for most. The 4850 would be just fine for alot of people but the 4870 and 4870x2 gives you bigger e-penis
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#24
Megasty
by: p_o_s_pc
the 4870 is overkill for most. The 4850 would be just fine for alot of people but the 4870 and 4870x2 gives you bigger e-penis
Looks at specs :rolleyes: Looks at system case :shadedshu Feels heat :eek: Lots of heat :wtf:

Yeah, maybe I should take one of those things out. My rig has never been this hot. I love overkill as much as the next person but I'm starting to lift my limits with this setup...& I just got finished with it too :mad:
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p_o_s_pc
F@H&WCG addict
by: Megasty
Looks at specs :rolleyes: Looks at system case :shadedshu Feels heat :eek: Lots of heat :wtf:

Yeah, maybe I should take one of those things out. My rig has never been this hot. I love overkill as much as the next person but I'm starting to lift my limits with this setup...& I just got finished with it too :mad:
damn how many video cards do you have in your rig? 3 right?
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