Go Team Green! But competition is always good. Nvidia wouldn't have done so well with Kepler if their 400 and 500 series didn't get their asses kicked d about the downward trend across the board though. I don't think I'll ever get used to a tablet's interface, so I hope desktops don't go away in my lifetime.
Hmm the thing that surprises me the most is AMD's 2% slip in desktops.
This review of graphics cards and value (http://www.techspot.com/review/603-best-graphics-cards/)
Shows AMD dominating all but 3 of the lower and mid rang categories for price points. Nvidia scored slightly higher on a few benchmarks but in an overwhelming majority, AMD excelled in actual performance for games.
I'm guessing this trend for AMD's price/performance should've carried over into the laptop market and made AMD laptops more competitive since comparable GPU's are in their APU's, but that may not be the case since mobile chips aren't bench marked and tested as often or in as much depths as discrete GPU's and lower end GPU power caters towards a different kind of customer as well, that area has a little less light shed on it
I guess this has something to do with the trend of rising mobile computing in tablet in such and how Nvidia and Intel have a stronger foothold in these areas..
Still really confused as to why AMD would continue to manufacture 45nm hardware as well...
I personally am rooting for Nvidia, in GPU's and Intel for CPU's...
HOWEVER, this doesn't mean that I hate their competitors! Without AMD, Intel and Nvidia would just be sucking us dry for money, not attempting to make any technological advances, because they don't have any competition. We NEED competition, and without it, you can say bye-bye to major advancements in games and hardware, the only things keeping us enthusiasts happy!
I noticed the article only speaks about "dekstop" and "PC" gpu sales. So i'm assuming the graph is only showing overall sales in those markets? If so, it's scary to think that so many people are running on integrated graphics! I now Intel used a lot of the larabee technology to build the CPU's they have today, but I just don't think it's quite there yet.