AMD, Nvidia Sell Fewer GPUs Than Expected, Point Fingers At HDD Shortage

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mitcoes

1.- Crisis, 4% less of PC sells

2.- HDD prices balanced budgets for a PC less GPU price or even integrated one

4.- Raise of integrated ATI and Intel graphics

5.- Why not make cheap Desktop ARM computers with dual boot Ubuntu ARM -Android as portable Cotton Candy - with Tegra 3 this case for Nvidia -

Or even triple boot MS WOS 8 ARM / Ubuntu ARM/ Android

7.- Alternative good games at phones and tablets, that are cheaper than buying a state of the art PC for gaming.

8.-Last but not least lack of PUBLIC DRIVERS of Tegra even blobs, that do not make devices for normal Linux, MS WOS 8 or custom Android mods desktop computers with Tegra2 and 3.

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D00dlavy

"What about the fact that there have been really no compelling titles as of late and that most cards that are a generation old can pump out the frame rates on a 1080p monitor with no problem?"

So, how much crack do you start your day with?

While you're right that you do not need cutting-edge PC hardware to run some damn fine looking games, Battlefield 3 itself is a compelling title that will make your system strain a little.

I can understand why GPU makers have hard times, but I always hope they can weather those times and come into more profitable futures. I like graphics cards so I like the companies that make them.

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bling581

whoops, wrong spot. Delete post

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devastator_2000

I guess I can see how the HDD prices could effect the GPU market to some degree. If you are just looking to upgrade your GPU, the HDD issues caused by flooding should have no effect. But if you are doing a new build from the ground up, then it could effect the GPU market.

I know I am wanting to build a media server, but refuse to do so at the current HDD prices. Right now the Samsung eco 5400 RPM drive that I bought for 69.00 is selling for 159.00. That's over double; making it more to buy the 3 drives than to build the rest of the computer.

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nsvander

What about the fact that there have been really no compelling titles as of late and that most cards that are a generation old can pump out the frame rates on a 1080p monitor with no problem?

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bling581

"What about the fact that there have been really no compelling titles as of late"

By as of late you mean last week? I can think of half a dozen amazing titles that have been released since this fall, starting with BF3.

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Peanut Fox

My GTX 260 was older than that and didn't truly become an issue for me until Skyrim. If I got close to things like water falls, or an area where there were too many effects I'd slow to a crawl. Though I had most of the features on or on a high setting. I got a lot of use out of that card and am pretty happy how it held up especially at the slightly higher 1920x1200 resolution.

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GenMasterB

you serious? Have you heard of a little title called "Battlefield 3", or "Batman - Arkham Asylum"? generation old cards can play them, but to play them the way they were meant to be played requires a new video card.. or two..

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praack

granted but batman was an add on to the port from console. with Mass Effect 3 being able to run on integrated video with 256 ram and discreet starts with the old x1800 vid card - the top end mentioned was a 4850 or 9800 with 512 - not exactly midstream cards ever

the cost of hard drives just compounded the issue - with video game graphic code stuck in the mid 2000's i can see discreet cards falling over the next few years.

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