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

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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.

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woot now lets see them put their cpu's in the same spot!!!!!!!!!
 

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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.

www.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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Go ATi! Good to see they are starting to bring in the mulah!
 

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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.

www.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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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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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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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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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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$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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+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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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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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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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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$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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:eek: umm guys can we get back to discrete graphics market share please? Thanks!
 

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It is great to see that ATI/AMD is getting some of the market share back.
 

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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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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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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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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:

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