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Old 01-07-11, 03:46 PM   #27
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Default Re: nVidia Press Conference

Originally Posted by Redeemed View Post
Well, nVidia didn't leave themselves much choice.

They absolutely cannot compete against x86 using x86. Intel owns x86 and even with their best effords nVidia likely wouldn't be able to design an effectively competitive chip to compete with Intel and AMD, without sacrificing elsewhere- they just aren't a big enough company.

Originally Posted by Redeemed View Post
The portable electronics market, though quite large now, was much smaller when they got involved, and that likely is going to pay off big time for them.

Honestly, I think the days of nVidia developing leading end gaming GPUs is coming to an end. Sure, x86 will survive but it's going to shrink, being replaced with much smaller, more portable electronics.
Doubt it, That would leave AMD free reign of everything.

Originally Posted by Redeemed View Post
Also, I think Intel is likely going to be loosing market share in the coming years. Smaller, more portable electronics is where it's at. Intel isn't quite setup of that... yet. They have the x86 muscle but lack the GPU power to compete. AMD also has the x86 muscle *and* the GPU power to compete. It'll be easier for AMD to survive in this climate than Intel.
Nah, Intel has the fabs and the money to pretty much do anything they want when they want. Nvidia does not have the same access to chip fabs as Intel does.
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