Nvidia ready to become leaders in sales

Nvidia has spent the past year and a half targeting ATI's desktop business, which accounts for the majority of the graphics chips sold to Dell Computer, Compaq Computer and other big makers of personal computers. Third-quarter data on industry sales will show Nvidia is the leading supplier of those products for the first time, analysts said.

"Nvidia has been able to offer better price and performance," said Dundee Securities analyst David Hodgson, who rates Nvidia "buy" and ATI "hold." "That means a lot of (ATI's) bread-and-butter business is being won away by Nvidia."

The change underscores how ATI is slipping in the $1.8 billion market for graphics chips.

By the second quarter, ATI's share of the desktop market, excluding chipsets, had dropped to 36 percent from 39 percent, according to Mercury Research. Nvidia's share surged to 35 percent from 12 percent in that period. Chipsets can include memory chips and microprocessors and are considered another segment of the graphics-chip market.

Desktop PCs represent about half of all graphics chips sold. The rest are found in laptop computers, game consoles and TV set-top boxes.

Since early last year, Nvidia has introduced an improved chip every six months. ATI hasn't been as prolific. By the time it started selling its Radeon line in July, the company had taken almost two years to come out with a chip with a similar jump in quality.

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Nvidia ready to become leaders in sales

how the hell can you say 3DFX suck?are you all forgetting that it was them who started the whole 3D graphics card thing?they may not be as good as Nvidia in bringing out another chip every two weeks, but that doesnt mean they suckmost of nvidias "new" cards are the old one with an extra meg of ram on it and they sell it as a new product!its patheti

Nvidia ready to become leaders in sales

Hey Torra your wrong. Sure 3DFX started the graphics card thing but they have made really bad decisions and brought out cards that are too expensive and lack the power of their nVidia counterparts.If they brought down their prices and listened to what the public wants then they might make better chipsetsI have an old TNT and it still rocks.Sooooooooooooooo 3DFX can KISS MY A$$ Because NVIDIA ROCKUP WITH NVIDIA AND GEFORCE 2 GTS ULTRA DDRF%$K YEAH

Nvidia ready to become leaders in sales

I have an nVidia TNT 2 M-64 graphics board and I'm not too impressed.....games run fine but if i start doin shit in 3D Studio MAX.....things get cranky......I want a GeForce 2 ultra......3Dfx are fine when it comes to speed but not eye candy........They don't even support T&L!!!!!!!!

Nvidia ready to become leaders in sales

Actually, 3D-FX does support transform and lighting, just not to the degree that Nvidia does. Secondly, FSAA could crush Nvidia's image quality any day. The only things Nvidia succeeds in doing better is processing more more polygons, resulting in appr. 8-10 frames faster than 3D-FX when they are plugging away at 1800x1600. Also, Nvidia's more recent cards cost 100-200 dollars more than a 3D-FX card anyway. You could buy an ELSA Gladiac 32 MB GeForce 2 for 150.00, or spend an extra 50.00 for a card that can easily outdo it (Voodoo 5 5500 or 6000 AGP or PCI). The EG is no match for Voodoo performance. You'll only get good cards at a high price, and Nvidia charges higher. Some ELSA and ASUS cards go as high as 599.99. So yea, they could beat the Voodoo 5, but for the price the Voodoo is subsequently your BEST bet.

Nvidia ready to become leaders in sales

Yes, 3D-FX is a decent chipset. I owned an Nvidia GeForce 2 AGP but exchanged it for a Voodoo 5 5500 PCI because I like FSAA. For Bleem! (the playstation emulator), anti-aliasing works REALLY good. FSAA image quality is better than Nvidia's natural high resolution setup. Take it from someone whos owned one.

Nvidia ready to become leaders in sales

I Have 16mb 3DFX PCI Banshee, And an Power colour TNT2 M62 AGP 32mb, the tnt2 only just beats the 3DFX, But you can't run the likes of midtown madness 2 at full setting as the card can't cope it's sucks. Lame is an understatement, It only got 1201 on 3Dmarks 2000, But It does do bump mapping (wow), I prefer 3DFX and i would bye 3DFX 3500 TV ( I need video capture for my 7 month old son's videos ), But it only as 16mb so what, Why don't you get real video chips in laptops, All that cash for crap.

Nvidia ready to become leaders in sales

Once upon a time,I was a 3dfx customer! I had a banshee for about a year then suddenly 3dfx pulled it's driver support for the card after releasing a bogus driver set:( The attitude was " **** off and Die sonny"it's an old card! I then bought a Voodoo3(I mean DooDoo3) Man,What a hunkof crap!Games like midtown madness2 ranslow/with choppy graphics!well...I took that 3dfx piece of SHIT and shoved itup the resellers ****IN *******! I bought the TNT2/M64/32mb and THIS CARD ROX! Nvida RULES! 3dfx SUCKS! fantom,You dont know your ass from a hole in the ground! Hey 3dfx,Eat shit and DIE! We're getting our revenge at the checkstand!

Nvidia ready to become leaders in sales

OK, so 3DFX-based technology was nice, (relatively) cheap, and revolutionary for the time it was released...since burning my old Voodoo2 in favour of a TNT2 Ultra with stereoscopic glases, i have NEVER been dissatisfied with its performance to date....HA!! And as for YOU fantom, are you playing a GAME or watching a ƒucking movie?!? PLAYABILITY is what counts - i've been using computers since they ran at 4.77 MHz, 10mb HDD and NO graphical display at all, in a glorious myriad of 1 colour. So stop ƒucking whining and turn the detail down - or get a better job.

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