Re: Looks like we are getting a 4th GPU maker for gamers More choice is never a bad thing!
Can't see anyone catching Nvidia any time soon at this point.
Nvidia and ATI (now AMD) have been in the game the longest, have both bought good technology from upstarts early on (Nvidia - 3DFX / AMD - ATI) and AMD is still trying to catch\surpass Nvidia in the high end segment (they are getting closer the last few years but do not have the capital to invest in it like Nvidia has).
The only one at this point and time that does have the capitol is Intel but weather they decide to try to knock Nvidia off the king of the hill is to be seen in the next few years.
The high end segment is relatively small compared to the overall graphics market.
The majority of sales and revenue come from the mid to low end segments where ATI has done very well against Nvidia (this is the ONLY reason AMD is still a major player in the graphics chip market).
Unless the up and coming players have a few billion dolars to invest in R&D and manufacturing contracts, I don't think they will ever beat Nvidia. Nvidia has too much of a head start on them in IP and has amassed a huge fortune in capitol to back developing new technology (machine learning & *cringe* Raytracing).
The Chinese GPU company referenced in the OP's link will more than likely never be able to market anywhere other than China as their IP is most likely borrowed or stolen from other countries companies. But for them, I can't see that as a huge loss as China is huge and has almost the population of two thirds the rest of the world :)
post edited by jonkrmr - 2019/08/25 16:54:18
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