Rise in PC gaming sees Nvidia post better than expected

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#1 Edited by TheFadeForever (1700 posts) -

http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/2328747/rise-in-pc-gaming-sees-nvidia-post-better-than-expected-q4-earnings

PC gamers helping these chipmakers once again

"Interestingly, Nvidia's better than anticipated results were down to strong sales of high-end graphics processors to PC gamers.

"Quarterly revenue came in well above our outlook, driven by PC gaming, capping an outstanding year for our GPU business," said Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang. "Tesla and Quadro both achieved record annual revenue."

Nvidia's fourth quarter growth in its GPU business to revenue of $947 million showed a 14 percent increase year over year. The company said that graphics sales were particularly strong for desktop PCs, with its Geforce GTX GPU sales increasing nearly 50 percent.

The boost in PC gaming division comes as a surprise, considering the recent reports from market analyst firms such as Gartner and IDC, which have both said that the PC market is slowly dying."

#2 Posted by treedoor (7648 posts) -

Nvidia still butthurt over the fact they chose to pursue opportunities in the PC and mobile markets rather than make GPUs for consoles.

#3 Edited by Motokid6 (5276 posts) -

@treedoor said:

Nvidia still butthurt over the fact they chose to pursue opportunities in the PC and mobile markets rather than make GPUs for consoles.

Why the hell would they waste resources on consoles? .. I cannot wait for the 800 series/1440p gsync monitors. If there ever was a "next generation" for pc Q3 2014 is it.

#4 Edited by Gaming-Planet (13998 posts) -

I had a feeling PC Gaming has been trending this past year. The conversion has begun.

#5 Posted by MrYaotubo (2637 posts) -

This is pretty much what´s expected,as the crappy pre built desktop sales die down the PC enthusiast hardware market will keep it´s meteoric ascension.

#6 Posted by CrownKingArthur (4432 posts) -

Interestingly, Nvidia's better than anticipated results were down to strong sales of high-end graphics processors to PC gamers.

huh

who'd have thought?

#7 Posted by kipsta77 (944 posts) -

Pumped for maxwell!

#8 Posted by zeeshanhaider (2428 posts) -

Just release the damn Maxwell with that ARM CPU.

#10 Posted by MirkoS77 (7168 posts) -

Wait, I thought PC gaming was dying?

Thanks to things like Steam and Kickstarter, it's again thriving. Good time to be a hermit.

#11 Posted by Desmonic (13448 posts) -

"Bu-bu-but PC gaming is teh dyingzz! :'( "

#12 Edited by Priapus10101 (77 posts) -

@MirkoS77 said:

Wait, I thought PC gaming was dying?

Thanks to things like Steam and Kickstarter, it's again thriving. Good time to be a hermit.

PC been dying since year 2000 /s.

#13 Edited by TheFadeForever (1700 posts) -

@Desmonic said:

"Bu-bu-but PC gaming is teh dyingzz! :'( "

it died so many times heard

#14 Posted by SEANMCAD (5464 posts) -

@Desmonic said:

"Bu-bu-but PC gaming is teh dyingzz! :'( "

it died so many times heard

people simply do not understand how to read the numbers.

basically people who do not, will not ever play PC games are buying tablets instead of PCs. Core PC gamers have never left.

#15 Posted by Heil68 (43487 posts) -

Good for them.

#16 Posted by blue_hazy_basic (27385 posts) -

@MirkoS77 said:

Wait, I thought PC gaming was dying?

Thanks to things like Steam and Kickstarter, it's again thriving. Good time to be a hermit.

PC been dying since year 2000 /s.

It was dying in the late 80's ... :P

#17 Posted by Northernboxer (1666 posts) -

Console gaming is getting stale. More and more people are switching. Would you rather play a ton of new and interesting games, or three sequels a year to stale franchises with the same old game play and linearity?

#18 Edited by EndlessInfinity (219 posts) -

So much all that bs from console fanboys that pc gaming hardware market was shrinking yet forget how important gpu sales are for these chip makers

#19 Edited by TheFadeForever (1700 posts) -

speaking of which I can't wait for maxwell

#20 Posted by lundy86_4 (43010 posts) -

@blue_hazy_basic: Blue showing his age :P

Good to hear, especially after they lost out to AMD for the consoles.

#21 Edited by clyde46 (45085 posts) -

@blue_hazy_basic: Blue showing his age :P

Good to hear, especially after they lost out to AMD for the consoles.

Nvidia made them an offer IIRC, both Sony and MS declined as it was too expensive.

#22 Edited by lundy86_4 (43010 posts) -

@clyde46 said:

@lundy86_4 said:

@blue_hazy_basic: Blue showing his age :P

Good to hear, especially after they lost out to AMD for the consoles.

Nvidia made them an offer IIRC, both Sony and MS declined as it was too expensive.

That's what I remember as well. AMD clearly went in with a lower bid, and i'm not surprised MS/Sony went for it. It didn't seem to be much of a duel over the prices.

#23 Posted by blue_hazy_basic (27385 posts) -
#24 Edited by lundy86_4 (43010 posts) -
#25 Posted by Jankarcop (8978 posts) -

I had a feeling PC Gaming has been trending this past year. The conversion has begun.

It's actually beeng growing for the last 6 years. It never went negative than a previous year.

#26 Edited by osan0 (12633 posts) -

not surprising.

although the PC market is currently in decline (i wonder if it has bottomed out yet?) the enthusiast sector is expanding. It is possible for both conditions to be true.amd, intel and nvidia have all said this.

an odd thing to see in a recession but, then, macs are also getting more popular (boo hiss) and the i saw a news article about luxury and sports cars becoming more popular.

the part of the PC sector that is in decline is the 500 quid laptop sector and low end desktops.

its not even that people are replacing them with tablets. its just they dont need to replace their PCs. if you dont do high end stuff on your computer then a 10 year old computer that was good in its day will still do the job.

basiclally the low/mid range PC market and the wiiu have the same problem. they lack new and compelling content to attract new people to buy the hardware (of if its there then no one knows).

in fairness i still got some pretty decent gaming done on a 500 quid laptop though. i was pleasently surprised.

#27 Posted by granddogg (409 posts) -

good stuff im ready to see what this maxwell is all about...

#28 Posted by 04dcarraher (19269 posts) -

@clyde46 said:

@lundy86_4 said:

@blue_hazy_basic: Blue showing his age :P

Good to hear, especially after they lost out to AMD for the consoles.

Nvidia made them an offer IIRC, both Sony and MS declined as it was too expensive.

That's what I remember as well. AMD clearly went in with a lower bid, and i'm not surprised MS/Sony went for it. It didn't seem to be much of a duel over the prices.

Part of what happened was Sony and MS would have to go to another vendor for a processor if they went with Nvidia and Nvidia's offer was too much for them to make it worth wild. AMD had a bid of a cpu and gpu in one neat package with APU's so it was the end of that duel.

#29 Posted by lundy86_4 (43010 posts) -

@lundy86_4 said:

@clyde46 said:

@lundy86_4 said:

@blue_hazy_basic: Blue showing his age :P

Good to hear, especially after they lost out to AMD for the consoles.

Nvidia made them an offer IIRC, both Sony and MS declined as it was too expensive.

That's what I remember as well. AMD clearly went in with a lower bid, and i'm not surprised MS/Sony went for it. It didn't seem to be much of a duel over the prices.

Part of what happened was Sony and MS would have to go to another vendor for a processor if they went with Nvidia and Nvidia's offer was too much for them to make it worth wild. AMD had a bid of a cpu and gpu in one neat package with APU's so it was the end of that duel.

That definitely makes sense. AMD has a huge advantage in that area, especially in terms of cost.

#30 Edited by topgunmv (10187 posts) -

@clyde46 said:

@lundy86_4 said:

@blue_hazy_basic: Blue showing his age :P

Good to hear, especially after they lost out to AMD for the consoles.

Nvidia made them an offer IIRC, both Sony and MS declined as it was too expensive.

It probably didn't help that both companies got boned by nvidia in previous gens.

#31 Posted by wis3boi (31118 posts) -

@priapus10101 said:

@MirkoS77 said:

Wait, I thought PC gaming was dying?

Thanks to things like Steam and Kickstarter, it's again thriving. Good time to be a hermit.

PC been dying since year 2000 /s.

It was dying in the late 80's ... :P

It's an unkillable zombie, feasting off of peasants