Nvidia Reports Positive Q4 Results on GPU Sales

Nvidia may still be without a DirectX 11 part on the market, but it's still reporting good results for its investors. Nvidia this week reported revenue of $982.5 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2010 ended Jan. 31, 2010, up 9 percent from the previous quarter and more than double the $481.1 million reported in the same period a year earlier. For the full fiscal year, revenue was $3.3 billion compared with $3.4 billion for the fiscal year ended Jan. 25, 2009, a decrease of 3 percent.

Quarter on quarter, desktop GPU revenue was up 19 percent, notebook GPU revenue was up 27

percent and Quadro graphics revenue was up 25 percent.

"Nvidia's business continued to accelerate in the fourth quarter, with strong demand in our PC and workstation markets," said Jen-Hsun Huang, Nvidia's president and chief executive officer.

"While the yield of chips made using the latest 40nm process has improved significantly, demand continues to exceed our constrained supply. Looking ahead this year, we are excited to raise the bar again with our next-generation Fermi GPU architecture; our Tegra mobile processor will enable a new class of amazing mobile devices like tablets; and our 3D Vision glasses and accompanying technology will bring a whole new dimension to personal computing."

Check out the full details here.

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Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • lothdk
    What I am more interested in learning is, when will the first Fermi cards be released?
  • JackNaylorPE
    Have ya read this ?

  • pharge
    hmm... that is interesting....

    when I saw this news... there were about 4-5 posts... and when I refreshed it... I only saw 3 left..... and now... only 2....

    Have my eyes gone crazy?... or this is some kind of Tom's hardghost thing?

    hmmm... interesting...

    anyway... back to the news... I will just have to wait and see the final product when it is really available (paper lunch does not count).
  • Have ya read this?

  • rags_20
    Why would people buy current Nvidia cards when ATI DirectX cards are already out and Nvidia's Fermi cards are just around the corner?
  • rags_20
    I meant DirectX 11.
  • vaughn2k
    "Fermi - A unit of length equal to one femtometer (10e15 meter)."

    "Fermi energy- is often, confusingly, used to describe a different but closely-related concept, the Fermi level (also called chemical potential). The Fermi energy and chemical potential are the same at absolute zero"

    Potentially a 10 to the -15 sales this year, or absolute zero sales...
  • XD_dued
    Most people don't even know what directx is. Besides, high end graphics card are only a small fraction of those sold. Nvidia/intel have much better oem support than AMD, so i'm not surprised at this really.
  • OvrClkr
    yes around the corner, hopefully....

  • m-manla
    Tired of hearing about Fermi. Come out with it already! And release a model around $200.