I always picked Nvidia well over ATI. Too bad the RSX GPU is only made integrated for the PS3's and cannot be store bought. I wonder how the card would have played out for us PC gamers?
PC and PS3 graphics chipmaker takes in $172.7 million in Q2, announces three-for-two stock split.
Nvidia, one of the two primary makers of graphics cards for gaming PCs, today reported a massive surge in quarterly profits. For the three months ended July 29, the company saw net income of $172.7 million ($0.43 per share) on revenue of $935.3 million. That's way up from the $86.8 million ($0.22 per share) on revenue of $687.5 million it took in during the same period in 2006.
"Our ongoing strategy to extend the reach of the GPU is paying off," said Nvidia CEO and president Jen-Hsun Huang, stating the obvious. "There is a fast-growing universe of applications that rely on the processing capability of the GPU, from 3D design and styling tools, video- and photo-editing software, 3D maps, and video games, to the user interfaces of the Mac and Vista."
Besides its extensive line of GeForce GPUs for PCs, the company also makes the RSX graphics chip used in the PlayStation 3. The graphics chips used in the Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii are made by Nvidia's archrival, AMD-owned ATI, which also makes the Radeon line of PC GPUs.
Nvidia is marking its success by offering a 3-for-2 stock split. As of the end of business on Monday, August 20, owners of any two shares of Nvidia stock will receive a third gratis. After the split is completed in early September, Nvidia will have around 550 million shares of common stock.
Yuck_Too, is right. I wonder if Nvidia is making them drop the production of the consoles they drop the price on.
Im suprised they profit so little... i mean there Gcards are Awesome. im using a GF series 4 MX 4000 right now i run most MMORPGS.
Nvidia is pretty good, but my next card will be an ATI - I'm very interested in what they can do with unified shaders.
na i think Sony and Nvidia is a good team, I am impressed with Nvidias latest series of graphics card they have really stepped it up a notch, and i think there RSX card is very nice considering it was based off there 7900 series which was a great series imo. all in all i dont think Nvidia will have any problems with sony. I own a 8800 GTX and my brother has ATIs best and the GTX destroys it pretty much.. I will not go back to ATI unless Nvidia screws up.
You know, Nvidia lets their emlpoyees purchase stock (at reduced prices). I'm hoping to work for them one day.
I'm pretty sure Nvidia is pretty happy with sony right now. They're not gonna have any problems like they did with MS any time soon.
I wonder if Nvidia and Sony will get into the same legal nonsense that Nvidia and MS did with the original Xbox. For those that don't remember MS wanted to drop the price of the original Xbox but Nvidia did not want to share in that price cut, it all went from bad to worse and the end result is they went their separate ways. It's actually a bit worse in that Nvidia then required MS to write the emulators for backwards compatibility because they would not license their product to be used in the 360. Everyone blamed MS for going with software emulation but the fact is Nvidia left them no choice. And now we see some more of that same attitude...Nvidia making money while Sony takes the hit on the PS3.
Next Gen is a buzzword. An annoying one. yep when it comes to consoles.... and G4tv but anyway it did take too long for the cards and not only that but they were disappointments as well, they ran hot, too to much power and were expensive at the time the 8800GTS 320 was cheaper and it also is taking AMD forever to release there Phenom processors so right now im going Intel/nVIDIA!
ATi just took too long to release it's DX10 cards and nVidia took advanatage of this by selling tons of 8000 series to people who were sick of waiting like myself. Also the 8800 GTS 320MB is probably the best video card for the money EVER.
Yeah, the GPU's in Wii and 360 are very different. Just because they are made by the same company bears no relevance. ATI has card ranging from dx7 up to dx10, just like nVidia does, neither one is 'inferior' just different. And the only reason nVidia is seeing such a massive surge in sales right now is because ATI's dx10 cards aren't out yet (or if they are, have not been very long) Not that i dislike either nVidia or ATI. I'm in the middle ground at the moment, because i've had nothing but trouble from ATI cards, but an nVidia card blew up my PC last summer...
no no no jacob....just because ATI makes gpu's for the wii and 360, dosen't mean they are the same one
what people don't relise is amd bought ati for intergrated graphics to rival intel, not for highend graphics. if you don't care about the fastest card then ati still has great offerings just nvidia is the leader right now
i honestly cant wait to see their second generation of unified shader cards. if their first attempt was so good them who knows how good the second will be??
For some reason Nvidia cards seem to be more worthy, although I currently have an Ati in my PC..I feel Nvidia is where it's at. My next card will surely be some type of Nvidia DX 10 card.
"As of the end of business on Monday, August 20, owners of any two shares of Nvidia stock will receive a third gratis." I'd say Tor Thorsen is tired and possibly swedish or norwegian.
I remember buying 3dfx cards back in the day and when Nvidia came out with their TNT card I was skeptical until I bought one and tried it. Since then, I have never bought other brands. Nvidia all the way.
From what I remember ATI wasn't doing well before AMD bought them. That why ATI agree to be bought by AMD.
they should have held off. i think ati is going to pull far ahead when the dx10 games start rolling out.
Always been happy with Nvidia products; keep up the good work and give the consumers what they want at a reasonable price.
I am happy to see NVidia doing so well, but I really want AMD/ATi to get on the rebound. After all, more competition between the two companies results in much better products and prices for the consumer.
i think ever since amd bought ati, ati has lost a lot of momentum. As an ati fan, it's nice to see nvidia doing well, but i would have liked to have seen if ati would have done as well or better if they were not bought by amd
@azizrulez- what are you talking about? ATI did a superb job on the ATI 2900xt. Did you not see the recent benchmarks? It is not rivaling the GTX,and it is also $100 cheaper. It is also predicted that the 2900xt will do better then the GTX,and might even match the Ultra in dx10, for the reason that R600 was built buy how dx10 works, while G80 did not follow that as much, like the AA through shaders, which is what is killing the 2900xt in dx9 games, and making the G80 excel since it doesn't have that(though drivers are greatly improving AA for ATI, and the next driver update looks to be big). But in dx10, AA is done through shaders, just how the 2900xt does it. The only reason it got bad publicity is the media freaked out, and judged the card to early. Now, that is starting to change, and on TomsHardware, it is even the recommended one now, and starting to show what it can do. Makhdoom82 8800 is really paying Nvidia ... hey Ati what do you have to match that !!! -look above. foxracing1313 ATi hasn't been doing anything in the laptop/PC sector since last year... This wasn't exactly hard for nvidia to do... -ha, they have been doing plenty. They have lots of things in the works, one thing of interest is a multi core gpu,(forgot name, I think R750 or something) -wardrobe- gonna get me a 9800 when they are out -it has been said that the 9800 is a filler in the gap between 8600 and 8800. Nothing is for sure right now
I guess I have owned quite a few nvidia cards, once I think about it. TNT, Geforce256, GeforceGo4, RSX and 8800gts 640.
ATi hasn't been doing anything in the laptop/PC sector since last year... This wasn't exactly hard for nvidia to do...
It's not like this was hard to do, ATI hasn't had anything to compete with them on the high end for almost a year now.
Niceness! My 6600 GT still kicks some of todays games :) Long live nVidia! Good to see them doing so well :) After being only a nVidia fan, this is definately a plus sign for the company.