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AMD's GPU technology is returning to mobile handsets with Samsung's Exynos 2200 system-on-chip, which was announced on Tuesday. The Exynos 2200 processor, fabricated using a 4nm process, has Armv9 CPU cores and the oddly named Xclipse GPU, which is an adaptation of AMD's RDNA 2 mainstream GPU architecture. AMD was in the …

  1. Detective Emil

    Nvidia is not "much bigger" than AMD

    Unless Wikipedia's wrong (not outside the bounds of possibility), AMD's 2020 revenues were $9.76 billion, while Nvidia's were US$10.92 billion. Maybe Qualcomm, also mentioned, (US$23.53 billion) would be a better comparison. Intel (US$77.87 billion) presents no problems.

    1. RichardBarrell

      Re: Nvidia is not "much bigger" than AMD

      $11bn out of *just* selling GPUs as opposed to $10bn out of selling both GPUs and CPUs.

      If you glance over the Steam Hardware Survey, you'll see that Nvidia currently have about 3/4ths of the GPUs on Steam and AMD about 1/7th. In CPUs, it's 3/10ths AMD and the rest Intel. This isn't the whole market of course, but I think it's still relevant because it's predominantly sampling from the subset of people who do spend lots of money on expensive (high margin) PC components. https://store.steampowered.com/hwsurvey/

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: Nvidia is not "much bigger" than AMD

        That ~$11bn wasn't *just* GPUs.

        About $3.2bn is their Compute & Networking segment, things like AI and high performance computing. Nothing to do with their GPU business.

        Although they are still outselling AMD, but then I've also not seen any store (in the UK) that's had stock of high end AMD GPUs for months now, whilst Nvidia high end parts do pop up quite often (although still at extortionate prices).

        Would love to see the shortages end, and items be in stock, at a reasonable price, and then see how sales go. As the top end AMD parts do now provide decent competition with the top end Nvidia parts, and it's been quite some years since that's been the case.

        1. Anonymous Coward
          Anonymous Coward

          Re: Nvidia is not "much bigger" than AMD

          Haha, the high prices of GPUs was somebody else's problem... until i bought a used PC from a charity shop and realised its GPU was ancient and I decided to investigate upgrading it. Now it's closer to home!

          Thankfully though, it's more CAD I want to play with again rather than the latest games, so I'm likely better served by a used Quadro than a used Geforce.

        2. Cuddles Silver badge

          Re: Nvidia is not "much bigger" than AMD

          "About $3.2bn is their Compute & Networking segment, things like AI and high performance computing. Nothing to do with their GPU business."

          They're not gaming GPUS, but they're still very much part of the GPU business. Nvidia's own conference focusing on HPC, machine learning and data analysis is explicitly called the GPU Technology Conference.

  2. EnviableOne Silver badge

    FFS who needs 240fps at 4k ...

    does it still need Qualcomm's CDMA, or can they bin that off and sell them freely yet...

    1. Babbagey

      Lightweight VR/AR headsets...

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