AMD, Nvidia nearly even in overall GPU shipments

By Matthew ยท 65 replies
Nov 2, 2010
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  1. peterbezemer

    peterbezemer TS Rookie Posts: 16

    that's right, and Nvidia's drivers and utilities have less bugs and are more stable
  2. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,115   +9

    I dont understand you guys werent saying this when the 9700 and 9800 ati cards were out were you that s when nvidia was the crappy ones and everyone loved ati cards. Then lets see the 4000 series were great cards that were far cheaper than there nvidia counter parts and performed a tad slower. Then the 5000 series comes out and oh wait nvidia has nothing to compete with them for over 6 months then they bring out these super power hungry cards that are fast yes but at the expense of tons of power and are alot higher priced than amds cards. Then almost a year after amd releases there 5000 series nvidia brings out the gtx 460 and everyone thinks there so amazing and 3 months later amd brings out the 6000 series which means nvidia is playing catchup again while amd fans already have the far better midrange cards at a great price. IMO people just want to see what they want to see Nvidia vs AMD there will always be fanboys that are biased toward the other camp.
  3. mast3rskillz

    mast3rskillz TS Rookie

    im really ineterested to see amd's full lineup of 6xxx series of gpu's especially since i wasnt really impressed with the nvidia 400 series lineup. Crossfire 6870's would definitely be a good upgrade over my 9600gt
  4. ruzveh

    ruzveh Banned Posts: 123

    Dont worry AMD i will purchase ur 68xx card which will push those numbers further up ;)
  5. IkarugaShiver

    IkarugaShiver TS Rookie Posts: 19

    Nvidia's really dropped the ball with their 400 series Nvidia mobile cards. Higher power consumption, more heat, and less overclocking headroom for what? Better tessellation? Oh wait, neither Nvidia nor ATi has a mobile solution that can handle tessellation well enough for gaming anyway. -____-
  6. techjunkie

    techjunkie TS Rookie

    This doesn't come as much of a surprise considering the launch of ATI's 6800's and nVidia's gtx 4xx price drop. Both of em' are beast gpus and at a reasonable price between 150 and $300. Can't wait to see how the war will rage on when these companies bring out their big guns ...
  7. razzrap

    razzrap TS Rookie

    all this gpu war is making US consumers WIN!
  8. rizalp

    rizalp TS Rookie Posts: 39

    Go AMD! I have used several of their product and satisfied with their performance.
  9. TwiztidSef

    TwiztidSef TS Rookie Posts: 49

    I personally like ATI/AMD. I went with Nvidia for a SLI set up in my computer. It was 2 BFG Geforce 260s i believe. I regret not going with ATI at the time. Even though they seem more expensive, the core clock speed, Stream processors and memory speed make up for it.

    As for AMD processors, I support them as well. They may not be able to Hyperthread, but they are real cheap and have great processing power. For awhile there i could have gotten a dual core 3 Ghz for 50. And a Quad core 3 Ghz for 150.

    Should I have to set up another SLI/Crossfire system, I will compare the two manufacturers but I will most likely go with ATI/AMD.
  10. Nirkon

    Nirkon TS Enthusiast Posts: 202

    AMD Mobile GPUs are so good compared to Nvidia, I don't even think twice about it
    when buying gaming laptops.

    However, I'm still with my HD4850, im pretty happy with it, i would like to upgrade it however, I lack the funds lol.
  11. Guru1294

    Guru1294 TS Rookie Posts: 32

    Personally i think Nvidia is better of the 2 and it has been very aggressive, however as mentioned in the article, Ati has infact badly beaten in Nvidia in the mobile sector because of the way they have now started integrating everything in their new packages called Amd Vision and its just more user friendly.
    Nvidia i think does better in the desktop area because they have better technology and issues such as overheating are less common than in ati
  12. xcelofjkl

    xcelofjkl TS Rookie Posts: 86

    IF IF IF AMD has the same kickass driver support as nvidia, I'd be a fanboy. Right now im just a plain old neutral :)
  13. Nvidia mid range gpu's always been more reliable than the high range Ati Gpu's performance since the nvidia 7600 Gt and maybe before that ...

    World most powerfull video card Ares : impossible to buy

    Ati High end : Expensive and great perf
    Nvidia High end : Really expensives and powerfull

    Ati mid range : Good price around 200 bucks average perf.
    Nvidia mid range : Good price around 200 bucks good perf both single and sli

    So what the deal cost or performance and maybe both for some beside talking about money and performance just remember it's just a question of time which mean ....

    Who goes fast first at a good price
  14. actionjksn

    actionjksn TS Rookie

    What no AMD fans seem so be able to see is, AMD knows how to make pretty good chips but, they don't know how to make money like Nvidia or Intel. If Nvidia had AMD's graphics lineup for the past year and vice versa, they would be making far more money. There would not be a near even split. Lets face it, if Nvidia had came out with DX11 6 months before ATI, they would have TAKEN an insurmountable lead in market share. To sum up AMD as a company. Good graphics cards and CPU's Really poor business acumen. their leadership lacks that killer instinct. which is probably why there are so many AMD fanboys. and so many Intel and Nvidia haters.
    AMD's poor software development such as drivers and HPC, 3d Xfire... and so on also isn't helping them either, but that also has to do with their dismal leadership. All you AMD fanboys see AMD's weak leadership as them being nice guys, and Nvidia's and Intel's superior leadership as them being a bunch of big stupid meanies. AMD and all you fanboys better hope Nvidia haven't fixed Fermi, and if they haven't you can believe they will at some point. Since AMD is their competition, Nvidia will be able to hold out until they do.
  15. hitech0101

    hitech0101 TS Guru Posts: 451   +34

    nvidia seems to have better advertising when they are launching new cards than AMD.The drivers are probably giving nvidia more advantage & the fact that nvidia is dominating is due to they working with game developers how many times you see the nvidia logo in games.Hope AMD brings down prices even further to beat nvidia.
  16. wizardB

    wizardB TS Booster Posts: 121   +23

    What are you talking about Nvidia driver support has sucked for the last 2 years or so while ATI has been putting out a driver refresh with new features every month get with whats happening now not went on years ago.Oh and i have both Nvidia and ATI cards in my comps and believe that ATI has far outstipped Nvida in the last couple of years in price,performance and ATI learned how to control heat while Nvidia have a constant heat/noise problem

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