Beyond3D's member 'dbz' has shared an interesting graph, showing the percentage of purchased NVIDIA and AMD graphics cards over the past few years
Sorry but that graph hurts my eyes will someone with more intelligence than I explain it to me please.
I went and looked at the chart just so I could explain it to prove I had more intelligence than you but I guess I don't lol.
Its not even difficult. It is percentage of nvidia and amd graphics card market share on a time function, value of each line summed up is at 100- 99.5 percent, and it legends release dates of products from both companies at critical points of graph. Currently nvidia is around 74 and amd 26, which is really bad for them and nvidia is basically creating a monopoly.
"AMD/NVIDIA Market-Share Graph Shows NVIDIA Conquering, 3 Out of 4 PC Gamers Own an NVIDIA GPU" They both make good GPUs and they've both had their ups and downs on a couple products. What sets the companies apart is the partnerships and marketing campaigns. Nvidia gets dibs on almost every ubisoft game, and a couple other companies too. And that catch frase "the way it's meant to be played". It's a free enterprise for businesses to practice such methods, but it is sort of a disservice to other companies and customers that want to also do business. This is not to say that Customers won't be satisfied buying into the ad campaigns, because of how well the products can be. There is no shame however in looking at other options that may suit your accommodations.
The dark blue line is NVIDIA and the light blue is AMD. Just look at the right and look at how low the number is for AMD and how high it is for NVIDIA. NVIDIA has 3/4 of the market share right now and AMD has to pull out something amazing to bring itself back to the glory days.
Darker line is nvidia other is amd. length wise is yearly quarters starting from q3 2003. Height scale is market share in percentage. the boxes show which cards were released during the corresponding time period on the bottom scale for nvidia and amd. I think that's it. Could be missing a few bits of info but that's what it looks like to me.
The battle kind of reminds me of the last days of 3DFX before they went out of business. Nvidia kept releasing updated hardware after updated hardware while good old 3DFX kept falling behind, until they were no more in business. AMD seems to be on a similar path, 290x was awesome the only thing holding it back were the drivers. 290x easily beat gtx 780 in most of the benches. Up came the GTX 780 ti which sort of leveled the playing field. GTX 980 is significantly ahead of the 290x, While the Titan X almost beats out 295x(dual gpu). AMD needs to get the next hardware out and they need better drivers to back it up or its GG. @SouljAx360 I think its a question of confidence when it comes to AMD, i think their driver team has disappointed too many people. I personally havent bought a AMD GPU since the 5000 series thats about 6 years ago.
LONG LIVE THE nVIDIA DOMINANCE P.S. wish they would lover their prices though.
The 980 isn't "significantly" ahead of the 290x, considering it's nearly 2 years new and only pulls just ahead in the vast majority of games. I find it silly how uneducated nonsense like this get's upvoted all the time. This is why AMD's market share goes down, because people spread complete lies. http://www.pcworld.com/arti... The frame rate gains that the 9xx series has over the 2xx series isn't that impressive when you think about just how old the 2xx series is in comparison. And especially when it came to prices prior to the 970 fiasco. you could get a 290 for $250 USD, once that stuff hit the fan they shot well over $300 dollars again. And then once you get into 4k. http://www.tweaktown.com/tw... The 2xx series does more than just hold it's own, especially for being so much older then the 9xx series cards.. Again, people like you who keep spreading completely incorrect information are the reason that AMD's market share is going down. And this whole "driver" stuff needs to completely stop. It was funny in 2006. But considering that recently it has been Nvidia who has released not 1 but 2 drivers that have fried and bricked cards I find it strange how people can even still say "amd drivers" with a straight face. And for those who don't know, 2010 driver 196.75 was frying Nvidia cards, and again in 2013 with driver 320.18. Two officially released drivers that were destroying cards, and people still back the company and spread the "lol drivers" BS... Again, you and people like you are the reason Nvidia is building monopoly on the market.
@Nio-Nai well said bubble up. Speaking of drivers. Anyone else pick up a bit of performance with the last amd beta drivers. I picked up about a 6% in 3-D mark 11. 350 points. Very respectable on an old pair of HD 7950's.
@Nio-Nai AMD does not give a flying fuck about laptops for both gpu and cpu. And for both desktop and laptops all they do is rebranding old hardware, or worse do not even do that and reduce prices of old hardware and present them as main product, or make nonsensical low end products that nobody asked for. Also compare driver release frequency of AMD and Nvidia. That and Nvidia hardware has better software features.
I will be supporting amd next time. Just a thank for changing the pc gaming industry with low level api push & freesync which makes monitors $200 cheaper for me & co-developing HBM memory which will give us up to 1tb/s bandwidth come HBM2 in 2016. Shame really. Imho I think AMD actually likes to benefit the pc gaming industry. Nvidia locks down and wants to benefit only nvidia. Industry wide has nvidia done anything lately? In the last 5 years @ the level amd is doing? If nvidia could help it dx12 would be a gameworks feature and requires gsync scam. Good thing one of my fav games of all time Deus Ex will us tress fx. That makes up any witcher 3 hair floatiness that I may miss. I hope samsung does buy amd. Why does amd even do these things? Amd does does more and gets paid way less. I will buy an r9 390x or r9 490x(2016) Vulkan is mantel reborn. Dx12 should be good. Will nvidia ever support something as common sense as freesync?
To support amd, first amd should support games. I'm tired of dealing with amd specific issues with games, next time nvidia for sure.
Lol @your desagrees Don't argue with Nvidia fanboys. they are the most hypocritical fanboys after Apple fanboys. My first AMD card was the HD7870. Before i only used Nvidia, I always hear people saying how "bad" AMD/ATi drivers are. So i went and got me the HD7870 just to see if those ppl were right. Let me tell you, I have been using HD7850 for almost 2 years and never had a single prob with the drives.And when the R9 290 released. I sold my HD7850 and bought the R9 290, still using it. Also never had any drivers issues. All i have to say is this One company is getting a monopoly position on the market and most customers are cheering! Question is: how much more stupid our society can get than that?
Also in each box it shows which GPUs were for sale by each manufacturer during that period. I'm running 580s in SLi and trying to hold out for the AMD 390X. I think it's the ATi 9600pro of it's day. If it isn't... 980Ti will be my next purchase.
Market share % simply?.... The title of it is at the top of the image. They're saying that Q4 of 2014, 76% of PC owners had Nvidia cards. Though, why an article is made relating to a chart/image based on the limit that it ends at Q4 2014 when it's April 2015 is beyond me.
I would have thought it would be closer. My last two cards have been Nvidia cards because of Shadowplay and energy efficiency. But still thought it would be more 50/50. Maybe the 300 series will woo more people over to getting AMD cards.
Frankly i think Nvidia is the one thats going to push things even furter,first the energy efficiency its a must that is going to evolve even further,driver support like no other...all this and what id yett o come on the rest of the year its going to bring even more people to Nvidia side,Amd its getting in real troble and its not the console support that will invert this fall tendency.
Nvidia all the time:) screw Amd.
I only upgraded to a 970 last month, but we seriously need competition. As good as it sounds that Nvidia is "crushing" the competition, I'd much prefer said competition to be closer. Healthier competition usually means cheaper tech, not always but mostly. Having one unmatched king can have its cons imo.
Interesting and good times for PC gaming. Upcoming R9 390X and NV with Pascal architecture will be a big step forward. Of course not only hardware but Vulkan and DX12 will push things to next level. Hopefully GPU competition will stay strong in future as well. Good for customers.
Definitely good for the consumer. I hope AMD sales improve in the future and that they continue to release good tech.
I plan on getting one when I build my gaming PC. Strickly for Physx. Just not sure what I could fit in with a 1k budget. Never built a computer before and don't really know what components are compatible with each other. If anyone feels like helping me out, feel free to send me a PM.
I PM'd you about building a PC.
the first thing you have to decide is do you want Wi-Fi and Bluetooth because its an extra 50 bucks on top of a normal motherboard then there's the difference between core i5 and a core i7 is hyper threading worth an extra 100 bucks graphics cards: Pascal will be out next year which will bring 2X the performance and will be fully dx12 compatible. of course there's the 390x youll need 8 gigs of ram / gold rated power supply / case / ssd boot drive and that's a z97 build x99 build well there's gddr4 / sata express maybe thunderbolt I don't know much about x99 but I do now its more expensive
I would have thought supplying both consoles with graphics might have helped AMD but I guess not. I have always been an nvidia fan as their drivers and cards are so much better than AMDs with much better power efficiency and lower temps. It seems it's AMD = consoles, nvidia = PC. That's fine with me :)
Ahhh, so many things wrong with this post :). Power efficiency? The Maxwell cards are a generation after the Hawaii/Kepler series. Speaking of the previous Generation, the 780 Ti only consumed what, 30 less watts than the 290X, not even? that's hardly more power efficient, wait until the R9 300 series comes out. Drivers, well Nvidia is more consistent, I'll give you that. Then again, they are a bigger company and have more resources to allocate. AMD's drivers are actually not bad at all. Lower temps? It all comes down to power consumption and the type of fan used. If you compared a GTX 780 Ti to an R9 290X with the same aftermarket cooler, you'd get the same temps. Oh and yeah, Nvidia kind of screwed the pooch with the GTX 960. 128-bit wide memory bus? Good job Nvidia, you still managed to let even the R9 280/HD 7950 beat it. Goes to show that not all cards are better than AMD's. But hey, I guess it's ok to be so ignorant and blindly follow one company. Me? I'm a fan of whatever GPU fits the budget and my requirements. :)
So you agree with what I said then as you didn't deny it. 30 less watts on nvidia - more power efficient. Lower temps due to using less power. Better drivers due to more consistency and more resources put into them. GTX 960 is a pretty good card for the price. You don't seem to like nvidia much so that must make you a AMD fan by default :)
Wow, the ignorance of this one is astounding :). You seriously think 30 watts is a lot? I can tell you that it barely makes a differences in temperatures, maybe a 2 - 3 degree difference, which is nothing. My point here was that Nvidia GPUs were just as power hungry before Maxwell, you just failed to understand what I was trying to say. Exactly, more resources for their GPUs, something AMD can't afford since they're not as big and their main focus is on CPUs + GPUs rather than one area. Despite all that, AMD drivers are still pretty good. Here, you just fail to understand how resource management works. The GTX 960, while a decent card is not impressive at all. Why spend more on a gimped card when you can get something better like the R9 280 for cheaper. Lastly, I'm not an AMD fanboy, I've purchased GPUs from both companies, my last GPU being a GTX 660 Ti. I'm just tired of ignorant people like you who spread their BS without knowing the facts. I didn't agree with you at all knowing your agenda, I just attempted to educate your sheeply mind. But I guess all you're going to do is twist facts and spout more BS.
Interesting part is.. Once you overclock a Nvidia card all power efficiently goes out the window and actually uses more than Kepler. Anyone who dabbles in vbios mods/flashes and cares to have a power meter especially knows this already. Go research it and see for yourself if you down believe me. I have 2 x 980's in my rig right now.. yes they are power efficient @ STOCK.. that is all. Once overclocked it's off the races - they'll drink as much as any AMD card. Personally I don't care about power efficiency anyway. It's not like you buy a Prius over a Ferrari because it uses less petrol. Same things applies. I personally prefer Nvidia cards but the Fanboy following is sickening in the same way the PS4 Fanboys are sickening. Most are uneducated on all fronts. I really how 390x stuffs some humble pie down their throats.
My personal experience with AMD has always been terrible, three times throught my life i tried to buy AMD graphic card and it always caused a lot of trouble. All of theme were defected in one way or another, 1,5 year ago got myself GTX 770, after AMD card started constanly crushing me into black sreen in any game. Still use it and get comfortable fps with high (sometimes mixed ultra) settings.
Amd they shoot themselves in the foot with huge TDP over their graphic cards that's why they loose.
Yes, because people are ignorant and blow this way out of proportion. Suddenly everyone forgets Nvidia's Fermi series of GPUs and thinks only AMD makes mistakes.