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AMD Expected to Reach 40% GPU Market Share in 6 Months

Recently, AMD launched its new Radeon R9 290X graphics card that has left many of us quite amazed. Following the launch, Nvidia struck back with some price drops, but that hasn't stopped analysts from coming up with a rather impressive figure. While it is known that analysts are often rather conservative about AMD's performance, there are a couple who have predicted that AMD will reach a 40 percent market share in graphics cards over the next six months.

AMD had announced that it has managed to make a net profit of $48 million over Q3 2013. This even accounts for drops in notebook-related sales and reduced GPU sales. According to the report from DigiTimes, the reason AMD managed to make a profit is due to sales from customized products and stable desktop sales.

A healthy and strong AMD is good for competition, which will only benefit the consumer.

  • laststop311
    Their products are loud hot and noisy and 50 dollars more than the gtx 780. Who wants to put up with that for a 10% performance increase? No thanks I'll take a 500 dollar gtx 780 any day. And let's not even get into driver performance.
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  • julianbautista87
    if we had this kind of competition in the processor market... I wanted to buy the i7 3770 for my pc a year and half ago, but I chose to wait for a price drop... the price not only didn-t drop, but it actually rose !!!
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  • bluekoala
    AMD will catch up in the CPU segment. 2 things are bound to happen. Intel brings out a CPU that has awesome performance, or better prices for everyone. In either case, I keep supporting AMD, even if it means intel consumers and fanboys reap the rewards. Oh, and a FX-6350 is by no means a bad CPU.
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  • julianbautista87
    11848543 said:
    Their products are loud hot and noisy and 50 dollars more than the gtx 780. Who wants to put up with that for a 10% performance increase? No thanks I'll take a 500 dollar gtx 780 any day. And let's not even get into driver performance.

    Drivers issues? try a gtx 560ti, I have one and its driving me crazy!!! I even reinstalled windows but I keep receiving crashes and messages like "the nvidia controller stopped working" from time to time. I miss my old hd 6850, the only problem with that card was that I couldnt play Age of empires 2 because of the water glitch... :(
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  • Platinum Era
    Thank God Nvidia won't be raping our wallets as bad for the time being.
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  • eklipz330
    what is this BS about bad drivers i'm literally ALWAYS reading about for AMD. i've had like one driver problem like 5 years ago, and it was MY fault. i don't understand.

    gtx 780 at $500 is an excellent price. but people like the top commenter of course wouldn't mind getting shafted an extra several hundred dollars as long as it has a green logo on it. wait till 290 and 290x aftermarket cards. we'll talk then.
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  • m32
    11848543 said:
    Their products are loud hot and noisy and 50 dollars more than the gtx 780. Who wants to put up with that for a 10% performance increase? No thanks I'll take a 500 dollar gtx 780 any day. And let's not even get into driver performance.


    Everyone forgive this man! His wallet was raped for 7+ months by Nvidia. He thinks all Nvidia graphics cards were always a bargain. He forgets all about the original asking price. We forgive you.... but your wallet shall not.

    Take care young man.... take care.
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  • Sigmanick
    "Who wants to put up with that for a 10% performance increase"

    The same type of person who would pay $1K for an Nvidia Titan.
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  • aggroboy
    People who keep regurgitating long-resolved driver and heat issues are spreading FUD with malicious intent.

    290x reference card works just fine, and I haven't had a driver issue since HD4000 series.
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  • cmi86
    I agree with eklipz330 that I don't understand what all this "AMD has bad drivers" talk is all about. Within memory I cannot recall any instance where I have had a driver related performance issue with an AMD card. CF was buggy and still needs a little work but that could honestly be my only gripe and that gripe is fixed for 99.9% of CF users. I can however remember a certain GPU manufacturer releasing their 196.75 driver back in 2010 that killed a massive amount of GPU's and if that wasn't enough it seems that the 320.18 release in May 2013 is also well known for killing cards. I have not personally experienced issues with either companies drivers but can confidently say I have heard a lot more about compatibility/stability issues on nvidia platforms.
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