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#11 9 years ago

I get just as irritated by Nvidia fanatics whom imply Nvidia is out to control the GPU industry as I do by ATI fanatics whom claim ATI is somehow being boxed out by them. Nvidia tried to encourage ATI to use CUDA, they refused. Then they said they were open to the idea of porting PhysX to OpenCL. I don't see that as the mindset of a GPU manufacturer that wants to control the industry.

If anything, Nvidia after ATI has purposely distanced themselves, has extended a very long olive branch and ATI is calling it slippery. Monopolies are typically formed when a manufacturer tries to create an environment where they have exclusive control over a product. That is far from what Nvidia are doing in any facet of the technology they've used.




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#12 9 years ago
Mr. Matt;4975240I see more Apple Mac advertisements on TV than I do Windows Vista advertisements. According to your logic, this must mean that Apple holds a monopoly. It doesn't work like that. Oftentimes, a company is doing well enough that they simply don't need much marketing spend, at least not for a while. Other times, a company may be doing so poorly that they desperately pump as much money as they can into their marketing department hoping to increase consumer awareness.

Hah good Apple must be doing pretty badly then, I really hate Apple :Puzzled:


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#13 9 years ago
We did, but we can't deny we hear more about and see more "PhysX" places, they spend a lot more on advertising them Havok do, thus they are more of a monopoly in my books. Same goes for nVidia.

You never see advertisements for Google search engine. Yet I would consider that more of a monopoly than in the GPU market.




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#14 9 years ago

Frankly the only people I've seen who have completely flipped out about this and denounced nVidia are ATi fanboys who happen to have an nVidia card for PhysX. These secondary PhysX cards tend to be bought cheap (either second hard, or at the very least discounted 'last generation' tech). These customers will never spend a huge amount of money with nVidia because of their personal preference (i.e. fanboyism) and effectively have an nVidia card to get PhysX without betraying their 'loyalties' and getting an nVidia graphics card.

I suspect that nVidia doesn't really give a toss about these customers, and instead is targeting nVidia fans who won't care about this at all, and undecided/open minded customers who might be swayed into buying nVidia products to get PhysX. Those two groups of customers are more important (and I imagine far, far more numerous) than a small number of ATi fanboys who are using midrange nVidia cards just for PhysX. nVidia hasn't lost anything by infuriating ATi's fanboys, because in terms of customer potential most fanboys are a loss either way.

At the end of the day nVidia is using their investment in a technology to add a USP to their products. Good on them, as far as I'm concerned. That's what investment is for in business.




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#15 9 years ago
computernerd;4975526Hah good Apple must be doing pretty badly then, I really hate Apple :Puzzled:

Yeah. That's not really what I meant. Let me put it another way: Lots of advertisements ≠ an indicator of market share. Lack of advertisements ≠ an indicator of market share. Even more basically: it don't bloody matter how many advertisements are on da telly, dey ain't a sign of any company's performance, like.




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#16 9 years ago
You never see advertisements for Google search engine. Yet I would consider that more of a monopoly than in the GPU market.

Yes you do... Lots of them, every website with a search function is "Powered By Google" just about, that is a monopoly.

Lots of advertisements ≠ an indicator of market share. Lack of advertisements ≠ an indicator of market share.

And I never said that. But when 90%~ of developers develop on nVidia hardware, and when that same percentage of games have "The way it's mean't to be played" I'd call that a Monopoly, as would a number of other people.




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#17 9 years ago
Sgt. D. Pilla;4976107 I've never seen an Apple advert on TV, ever.

Surely you've seen all the ipod and iphone commercials?

I've never actually seen a Mac commercial though.




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#18 9 years ago

I have, they make ridiculous claims about the PC, and they really just suck.


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#19 9 years ago

I don't care what segue was involved in doing it, but going from a discussion about PhysX support to iPod and iPhone advertising is way OT any way you cut it. Lost interest guys.:rolleyes:




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#20 9 years ago

I forgot what this thread was even about.


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