Originally Posted by Ninja Prime
Look at the breakdown Xion. Rollo likes to be a PR fanboy but the breakdown tells a different story:
Top card is the 4800 series. 5800 and 5700 series cards have climbed every month while NVs cards above them have pretty much fallen every month. 5800 and 5700 series combined have sold almost as much in 6 months as the GTX 260 has in almost two years. At current rates, 5800 and 5700 series cards will take the top spot on the list in 4-5 months. If you look at the trends, NV is likely to lose ~4-5% marketshare before they even get budget cards out.
1. The 4800 series
is not "a card", it's at least three cards
. (4850, 4870, 4870X2) You think we can add up three cards from NVIDIA that competed against those three and come up with a higher number? (hint: Just the 9800 series and GTX260s beat the whole 4800 series)
2. JPR tells a different story than you, ATi market share went down last reported quarter, and they had a full line of DX11 cards out!
Talk about Epic FAIL- you competitor is selling off last gen DX10 parts, you have your whole line of DX11 parts out AND highly competitive DX10.1 parts, and you lose desktop discrete marketshare. ATi must be getting used to how AMD has felt for a long, long time now. No matter what they do, people won't buy their stuff.
3. I have a "hunch" there won't be anymore "current rates" of sales for 5XXX parts, watch as GTX470/480 parts cut them in half or worse. Your "current trends" are based on a. fallacious data b. a market where they have no competition. That's all gone homey. Time for ATi to go back to their corner in the basement.