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JPR: Sandy Bridge nabs graphics share from Nvidia, AMD

By Matthew
Aug 4, 2011
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  1. Jon Peddie Research has published second quarter graphics statistics that defy its previously modest expectations. In a May report, the firm announced an unusual 10.3% increase in graphics shipments between…

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  2. Maybe if AMD didn't manufacture piss poor CPU's this wouldn't happen. Maybe if the company had REAL vision, they would have a CEO. Without fanboys AMD would be in some deep deep ****. I mean come on, how many morons are still waiting for Bulldozer because they actually believe, the 4th times is a charm (Phenom, Phenom II, Athlon II, Llano)? Bobcat is the best they have, which is sad. Bulldozer has gone gold on fail. I'll wait for the next round... again.
     
  3. Exactly. Fanboys should stop fueling inferior technology. The only reason to buy AMD is if you're poor and can't spend that extra $100 to buy a better card.
     
  4. HiDDeNMisT

    HiDDeNMisT TS Enthusiast Posts: 204   +11

    ahh im not a AMD fanboi but i got ma hexacore when it was on sale at microcenter. so now i got a AMD its been running fine. i havent had a problem with it
     
  5. you should really know what your talking about before you post such pap
     
  6. AMD does manufacture high-end - and very expensive - graphics cards. So if you're unhappy with the sub-$100 ones, you know what to do.
     
  7. edison5do

    edison5do TS Rookie Posts: 239

    $100 more cash for a same Segment GPU from Nvidia, that perfomrs falirly the same with inferios image quality and more power hungry!! And Who`s the Fan Boy??
     
  8. hitech0101

    hitech0101 TS Enthusiast Posts: 429   +19

    nvidia is no better than amd atleast a little competition has finally got them working.
     
  9. Eddo22

    Eddo22 TS Enthusiast Posts: 162   +6

    What a load of crap. Just because AMD doesn't have an expensive top of the line CPU doesn't meant they make 'piss poor cpu's.' Intel on the other hand is overrated. A good portion of the market share if full of lemmings that buy intel just because they don't know anything about the computer they are buying.

    Either way.. both companies just want your money so meh.
     
  10. Just imagine CPU/GPU segment without AMD, a load of overprices rubbish from Intel and Nvidia etc.
     
  11. veLa

    veLa TS Booster Posts: 532   +88

    You sound like the fanboy to me
     
     
  12. I own AMD and Nvidia. Nvidias drivers update easier, generally have more options, and provide more information. AMDs are a PITA at times. Sometimes I can't even get them to update at all on my laptop without completely wiping the old ones off. AMD makes good cards but it would be nice if they released user friendly software. I prefer Nvidia in general but as of late I can't justify the cost/benefit to getting a new video card. Just not enough difference yet. As far as CPUs go, I've been an AMD fanboy for a long time now, but I am faltering. AMD chips just dont provide the balls I need for gaming anymore. Even my Black Editions OC'ed are not near the caliber of Intel's i7's. I hope AMD has a competitive answer soon, or I'm moving on.
     
  13. Amd cpu's are competitively priced against the performance equivalent (NOT ghz/core equivalent) intel (a bit more performance at cheaper). However, you reach a point where amd doesn't have an equivalent (at the higher end) and if you want that performance, Intel is your only choice.

    When it comes to Ati (aka AMD) vs Nvidia video cards they take turns taking away the speed crown from each other.
     
  14. ddg4005

    ddg4005 TS Booster Posts: 277   +29

    True. Although I prefer Nvidia-based cards you can't go wrong with either brand these days.
     


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