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JPR: Discrete GPU shipments down 15.2%, Nvidia still leads

By Jos · 9 replies
Aug 23, 2011
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  1. The second quarter of the year saw some 16.1 million discrete graphics cards shipped worldwide, according to the latest numbers from Jon Peddie Research. This figure represents a 15.2% drop…

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  2. Xero07

    Xero07 TS Booster Posts: 100

    In the last sentence, 2nd Intel should be Nvidia
  3. Jos

    Jos TechSpot Staff Topic Starter Posts: 3,073   +97

    @Xerox07 Thanks, it's been fixed
  4. I'm sure it's only gonna get worse. Paying 500 $ every 2 or 3 years for a top of the line discrete card to play the five worthy titles released every two years or so is beyond ridiculous.

    And yes, I've read the article, I just needed to vent.
  5. For gaming, the last "generation" of cards have offered little to no increase in performance as they are still sat on 40nm tech. My 5850 still tears the **** off any game I throw at it at normal sensible resolutions (1080p or 1200p). 28nm is where its at now, and most people I speak to say the same, there really is no point in the current gen.

    For web surfing etc, my SO has no problem on her laptop playing 1080p flash videos on an ancient Nvidia Mobile graphics card that is a few years old, which is probably the most intensive thing a web surfing machine will ever do at this current time. So no reason for these guys to upgrade either.

    Sandybridge and Lano must have taken a chunk of these sales as well.
  6. It is interesting how nvidia stay so well in the bussiness agains a company as AMD. Nvidia should be a very good company.
  7. mosu

    mosu TS Guru Posts: 465   +77

    Like Apple prove it, there are lots of stupid people out there, and they got money to spend on Nvidia over rated products(this is also good for some Intel products as well)One can only hope things will change overtime.
  8. Yeah I think its a problem of not having enough games that push hardware
  9. okrings

    okrings TS Rookie Posts: 19

    I buy a new graphics card with every new generation as soon as they're out. I wait for both Nvidia and ATI/AMD's launch. I look at the reviews and the performance/heat/hoise and make my decition based on that. I always go for the top single-gpu cards.

    When Nvidia's top card was the GTX 480 and AMD's was the 5870, I went for the 5870. That was the first time I've had a ATI card since Rage II Pro or something like that (way back in the hizzy). So I had that 5870 for about a year before the GTX 580 and Radeon HD 6970 came out. During that year, I didn't really understand how much I was missing PhysX. So many games I was playing had PhysX support, and you only get that with Nvidia. For the current generation, I went for the GTX 580 because it runs much cooler than the AMD 6000 series. Many of my games look very different (better) now.

    PhysX/CUDA gives Nvidia a leg up on the competition, and I use both. So even if AMD makes a single gpu card that beats Nvidia's offering in some future generation, I might still go for Nvidia simply because of the PhysX and CUDA. I think that's a shame, because I really like the Eyefinity on the AMD cards.

    Game developers should to start using open source physics engines more, but I guess Nvidia bribes them into using their PhysX. I honestly don't know, I'm just guessing here.
  10. fpsgamerJR62

    fpsgamerJR62 TS Rookie Posts: 489

    I think that if AMD's Llano APUs and next generation Trinity APUs really take off in the desktop and notebook markets, that could substantially reduce sales of entry level and lower mid-range discrete cards from both AMD and Nvidia. Having said that, my next graphics card will likely be an Nvidia card as I have been an Nvidia user since the days of the Riva 128.

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