NVIDIA to provide documentation for Nouveau
Posted Sep 24, 2013 13:05 UTC (Tue) by khim
In reply to: NVIDIA to provide documentation for Nouveau
Parent article: NVIDIA to provide documentation for Nouveau
The first article shows that the flagship-to-come from AMD/ATI is hardly the power of a several-months-old NVIDIA product (the GTX TITAN).
The first article shows that $600 AMD card beats $1000 nVidia card. The second article shows that nVidia has no adequate response to that. Situation is similar to the release of Intel's Core. Prior to that Athlon 64 reigned supreme and Intel was only able to sell any Netburst CPUs because it had long-term contracts (some of them illegal) and supreme PR machine in place. After release of Core AMD fortunes have changed 180 degrees and CPU from AMD was never after a good deal speedwise (or powerwise for that matter). Today AMD only survives because it's GPUs (and consequently APU) are still doing great.
nVidia is in similar situation: historically it was always slightly better, slightly faster then AMD (right after AMD's release of new GPU it had the lead and right after nVidia's release of new GPU it had the lead but usually AMD had the lead for a shorter time), but it looks like it's about to face few tough years.
This may be the reason for today's announcement or it may be just a conicidence, but still, the fact that nVidia is in trouble (in more ways then one) and it's when it opens up is funny.
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