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AMD Aims Higher, 50% Market-share in Discrete-graphics in Sight

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Following the release of the R700 Spartan, the most powerful graphics card till date, AMD has noted that the ATI Radeon HD 4800 series products has boosted the company's market share in the discrete graphics industry from 30% to 40%. This has triggered optimism with the company, it expects to achieve the 50% mark against rival NVIDIA corporation, and that's as soon as late 2008, continuing the introduction of its products, surpass NVIDIA in 2009.

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One of the reasons I purchased one was to support ATI as the underdog! Go ATI!
 

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One of the reasons I purchased one was to support ATI as the underdog! Go ATI!
Same here, Im sure they can get 50% as long as they do well with the 4400/4600 series cards.
 
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Recent screenys of Deneb make it seem like a reasonable contender on the CPU front as well. So that will help with their revenue if its as good as its looking.
 
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wow, if only they could do the same in CPU market
 
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Well like i said, Deneb's engineering samples are looking good for performance and overclocking. Heres hoping.
 
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Well, competition is always good, but you know what I'd really like to see on the discrete graphics market?

25% ATI, 25% Nvidia, 25% Intel, and 25% 3dfx :p (or someone new).

Now, that's a formula for innovation and great prices.
 
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How can nVidia claim it has the performance lead when it doesn't? Are they blind or just stupid?

nVidia PR department:

PR guy no.1: "Right ATi are actually faster, what can we do to battle this"
PR guy no.2: "We could lie?"
PR guy no.1: "lie?"
PR guy no.2: "Yes, we pretend it's faster even though it isn't"
PR guy no.1: "Brilliant, that's brilliant - let's take the rest of the day off"

:roll:
 

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How can nVidia claim it has the performance lead when it doesn't? Are they blind or just stupid?
Perhaps it's the "3x GeForce GTX 280 > 2x Radeon HD 4870 X2" equation they're talking about.
 
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I was going to say the same. How the hell can say say that their pathetic GTX 280 has the crown?

/not a fan
 

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ATi can do Octo-Crossfire....
Nope. We won't see that happen, at least it's impossible now, NVIDIA still stands correct.
 
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I was going to say the same. How the hell can say say that their pathetic GTX 280 has the crown?

/not a fan
Because it does. Look, I am not an Nvidia fan. But when it comes to single-GPU performance Nvidia wins. The ATI 4870X2 is faster, but look at the amount of power it uses.

I don't know in wich country you live in, but where I live electricity is not cheap. If you own the 4870X2 for a year or more, then the Nvidia GTX280 is a lot cheaper, a lot.
 
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How can nVidia claim it has the performance lead when it doesn't? Are they blind or just stupid?

:roll:
They don't even need to claim it -- they have legions of zealots to do it for them. :shadedshu
 
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Because it does. Look, I am not an Nvidia fan. But when it comes to single-GPU performance Nvidia wins. The ATI 4870X2 is faster, but look at the amount of power it uses.

I don't know in wich country you live in, but where I live electricity is not cheap. If you own the 4870X2 for a year or more, then the Nvidia GTX280 is a lot cheaper, a lot.
Your argument has a bit of a problem, though -- if electricity is such a problem, it doesn't matter who has the fastest card, and that factor doesn't even come into play. You should be looking for something low-end like a 9500GT or a HD 3650, anyway.
 
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Your argument has a bit of a problem, though -- if electricity is such a problem, it doesn't matter who has the fastest card, and that factor doesn't even come into play. You should be looking for something low-end like a 9500GT or a HD 3650, anyway.
I am just saying that Dual-GPU solutions is not for everyone. We are not poor, it's not like we can't afford it, but when you talk about "performance crown" you have to look at GPU's and not 2 GPU's.

You really think I would have the PC that I have if we couldn't pay our bills :D

Two slightly slower cards are faster then one, but that doesn't give it "the peformance crown".
 
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I am just saying that Dual-GPU solutions is not for everyone. We are not poor, it's not like we can't afford it, but when you talk about "performance crown" you have to look at GPU's and not 2 GPU's.

You really think I would have the PC that I have if we couldn't pay our bills :D

Two slightly slower cards are faster then one, but that doesn't give it "the peformance crown".
Except it is one card, with dual gpu's. Yes it has 2 gpu's used in the 4870, but 2 4870s does not equal the 4870x2. Why can't people wrap their heads around this? It's one card, and does indeed take the performance crown, albeit while using a very large amount of power and costing a lot of money.
 

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Which part is incorrect? Regarding 8x RV770, it's currently not possible.

Regarding 3x G200 > 2x R700, prove I'm wrong.

Sure, the fastest graphics card one can possibly buy now is the R700, but the fastest graphics setup one can own now is 3-way SLI of 3 GTX 280 cards, unless proven otherwise.
 
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AMD has a better price vs performance this round which is why they are better this time.
In my circumstance it was to do with card size and a bout of bad luck with 8800GTs.
I was asked if I wanted to replace my 8800GT with a 9800GTX but since my case would not allow it and the bad luck with the 8800GTs put me off I went back to AMD.

I hope AMD become superior over nVidia just for a change.

I'd just like to see them doing thier marketing thing like they did when they were in the lead with the X800 series.
 
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2xR700 is faster than 3x GTX 280 in most benchmarks and cheaper :D

http://techreport.com/articles.x/15293/5
no see this is QFT

I mean seriously where have you all been? tri sli doens't scale well at all on the gtx280 in fact in most settings it's maybe only a frame or two above regular sli.

2x 4870x2 is currently the fastest gpu solution on the planet. (except for crysis, which yeah is nvidia's baby and is proibabaly what they're basing their performance crown claims on wow one game.) nvidia may release a driver that fixes tril sli, but then again amd could also release a driver to enable the sideport on the 4870x2 potentially increasing scaling.