Graphics chip maker Nvidia has managed to continue gaining market share against rival ATI, despite delays in launching its speedy new processor, a report says.

A Mercury Research report, released this week, found that in the third quarter of 2002 Nvidia's market share rose to 58 percent, from 56 percent the previous quarter. ATI lost market share, shrinking from 36 percent in the second quarter to 33 percent in the third, despite selling the highest-performing graphics chip. The report looked at worldwide shipments of standalone graphics controllers.

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