[CS-FSLUG] Nvidia Dying?

Fred A. Miller fmiller at lightlink.com
Sun Nov 1 10:57:06 CST 2009

David McGlone wrote:
> On Saturday 31 October 2009 12:27:36 Fred A. Miller wrote:
>> Timothy Butler wrote:
>>> On Oct 25, 2009, at 1:13 PM, Ed Hurst wrote:
>>>> Personally, I have come to prefer Intel, since even the newest chipsets
>>>> are supported by current X.org releases almost as quickly as the
>>>> hardware comes out. ATI is somewhat behind that curve.
>>>     I suspect there is, but I'd be sad to see it. I am absolutely
>>> amazed with the GeForce 9400M chipset and the power efficient punch it
>>> packs (which is several orders of magnitude faster than Intel's
>>> integrated chips). When Apple went from GMA to the 9400M it made a
>>> huge difference on laptop performance while also coinciding with an
>>> increase in battery life (admittedly, for all I know to link the 9400M
>>> to that battery life improvement may be post hoc).
>>>     I've been an ATI guy for years, but ATI doesn't have anything to
>>> compete against that line. No one does. I'd really like to see more
>>> companies LIKE nVidia that aren't tied to a particular architecture.
>>> Since ATI merged with AMD, there have been areas that nVidia really
>>> has only had to compete against Intel against.
>>>     I'm hoping Larabee will help on the Intel front, but I suppose if
>>> it does, that could also kill nVidia...  it would be a sad day. My
>>> first 3D accelerator was an nVidia based on the S3 ViRGE...
>> The only thing that will save nVidia, IMHO, is to replace most if not
>> all management from the top down, AND open source ALL of their drivers.
> I've always had great success with ATI, and because of this, I never have used 
> or owned an nVidia card. 
ATI will gain a lot of business because of nVidia's misfortune.
Unfortunately, this "misfortune" won't encourage ATI to make their
drivers FOSS.


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