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3 out of 4 PC gamers own an NVIDIA GeForce GPU

NVIDIA has been enjoying some great times since it launched its Maxwell architecture last year, but the domination of Team Green has been going on for a while, especially when you look at a graph from the Beyond3D forums.

 

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The graph shows all of the GPU launches from Q3 2003, right up to Q4 2014. This includes the good old days of ATI with its Radeon X850 Pro/XT cards back in the first quarter of 2005, where AMD had 50.5% of the GPU market. Things really started diving down with the change to the HD 2000 series name change, where at the launch of the Radeon HD 2900 PRO, AMD had just 34.5% of the market.

 

Things hit another drop with the launch of NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 295, GTX 285 and GTX 275, where AMD reached just 31%. But, with the launch of the very impressive Radeon HD 5000 series (including the HD 5850 and HD 5870, which at the time were beasts of VGA cards), AMD bounced back right up to 43.8%, but it didn't last long. They dropped down to 34.7% in Q1 2010, but bounced right back up to 44.5% in Q2 2010. It has stayed at around 38-40% of the GPU market share until recently, where in Q3 2014 (right at the time of the Maxwell launch from NVIDIA), AMD dropped from 37.9% in Q2 2014, to 28.4% in Q3 2014, and to just 24% in Q4 2014.

 

This isn't doom and gloom for AMD, and we're not saying that at all. This is a chart that shows the discrete GPU market only, and not everything else that AMD is involved in. Personally, I think the big swing around was with consoles, where AMD pushed to have its APUs in all of the next generation consoles (the Nintendo Wii U, Microsoft's Xbox One and Sony's PlayStation 4). It should've been investing heavily into GPU development for the PC, and we've seen no release of a new architecture from AMD since the release of the Radeon 200 series since Q4 2013 - some 18 months ago.

 

NVIDIA is left securing a massive 76% of the market, sucking up 14% of that from AMD in just six months. With AMD on the verge of releasing its new Radeon 300 series, there's no better time than now for AMD to try and scoop back a chunk of those consumers in the next two quarters, where we should hopefully see AMD back to around 35-38% of the GPU market by Q1 2016.

Last Chance to Grab The Bluetooth Feather Earbuds For $24.99

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Tangled headphone rage is real. But now you can quit your support group-we're offering tangle-free Bluetooth Feather earbuds for 58% off.

 

Compatible with any Bluetooth device, the Feather earbuds offer three gelled sizes and optional ear hooks ensure they stay put, while the noise-canceling outer shell makes it easy to block out that co-worker who's always mumbling to himself. Plus, with the built-in mic and call-answering functionality, you can quickly switch from your workout mix to the phone calls which can't wait.

 

This deal's almost gone-head over to TweakTown Deals now to get the Bluetooth Feather Earbuds for 58% off.

Get Online Anywhere With 50% Off The MiFi 2 Unlocked Global Hotspot

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Sure, you can spend your next vacation touring local coffee shops in hopes of finding one with Wi-Fi. Or, you can head over to TweakTown Deals to grab the MiFi 2 Unlocked Global Hotspot for 50% off.

 

The portable hotspot comes unlocked, so you can use it with a SIM card from any mobile carrier. You'll stay connected for 16 hours on up to 10 laptops, smartphones, and tablets whether you're around the corner from home or traveling internationally.

 

This deal won't last long-get the MiFi 2 Unlocked Global Hotspot for just $99 at TweakTown Deals.

Enter to Win An Apple Watch

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Let's get right to the point: you want it, we have it, and you can get it free.

 

Enter the Choose Your Own Apple Watch Giveaway for a chance to be one of the first to get the year's most wanted wearable in your hands and on your wrist. Sleek? Sporty? Your only job is choosing the Apple Watch you want...well, that and practicing your happy dance (your Apple Watch will track the calories you burn, natch).

 

What are you still doing reading this? Head over to TweakTown Deals to enter the Choose Your Own Apple Watch Giveaway.

Learn How To Test the Security of Wi-Fi & Wired Networks For 80% Off

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From theory to practice, Wi-Fi Hacking & Penetration Testing from Scratch will take you through top techniques used by industry pros for just $29.

 

Your instructor-an ethical hacker, pentester and programmer-will provide you with over 47 lectures and five hours of content, starting with the basics before covering methods for carrying out practical attacks using Linux. You'll learn how to crack WEP/WPA/WPA2 encryptions, extract info like passwords, cookies, and urls, and use more than 20 penetration testing tools. New to penetration testing? No problem-the course is perfect for beginners.

 

Now, enough dilly-dallying. Head over to TweakTown deals to get Wi-Fi Hacking & Penetration Testing from Scratch for 80% off.

Become A Java Pro with 90% Off The Java Developer Course Bundle

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The only thing better than a one-stop shop for mastering Java? Finding out it's going for 90% off here.

 

Oh, and did we mention that you don't need any Java knowledge to get started? Udemy's Java Developer Course Bundle will train you on Java basics and beyond, with over 71 hours of content and more than 540 lectures covering Android app development, website building, and more. The six-course package has you learning from trusted industry pros at your own pace, so you can make sure you're proficient in each concept before moving on.

 

Grab it before we beat you to it-the Java Developer Course Bundle is just $39 for a limited time at TweakTown Deals

Save Over 80% On The Arduino Beginners Course

From automated vertical hydroponic gardens to on-demand tea brewers to robots, Arduino has become one of the world's best-loved electronics platforms for makers and creators.

 

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This course is an incomprehensible 80% off. It has over 99 simple, clear lectures, with over 17 hours of listenable content so you can access the principles of programming micro-controllers, explore basic principles in electronics design, and study and use many types of sensors and components.

Look--it doesn't even matter if all you want a small trebuchet-style robot to throw your alarm clock across the room at 6am. Arduino can help you program the machine that will make it happen. Leave it to the Italian Futurist movement to leave a legacy that builds an epic, ever-expandable, truly adaptive microcontroller board.

Want to learn how to use one? The most basic applications have been simple robots, thermostats and motion detectors. But we have a funny feeling you have grander plans. You can even connect your Arduino to the web to check out analytics and controlling.

Get it here for $19 (that's Dr. Peter Dalmaris, an Arduino maestro). The original instructor charge (Dalmaris, an expert in the field, has waived his fee for these courses) teaches while you enjoy digital redemption of the course once you're paid...less than twenty bucks for an over-one-hundred-dollar value.

Even Dalmaris will applaud you for your ingenuity.

 

>> All sales final; instant digital redemption. $19. $101 originally, now 81% off .

Save 91% On The Complete Linux Learner Bundle

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From $600 to $49...this amazing deal gives you over fifty hours of crash-course-style training in the world's most-used operating system. The bundle includes a "Learn Linux In Five Days" immersion section, Ubuntu, UNIX and Linux fundamentals, "Learn to Run Linux Servers From Scratch" parts 1 and 2, and even an official certification course--itself a $200 value--that will be a true feather in your cap.

 

Drastically increase the value of your knowledge base and reach a new level of ability with this valuable bundle of Linux training courses, taught by Jason Cannon, a Unix and Linux system engineer and professional educator with experience working for Xerox, UPS, Amazon.com, and more. The curriculum is designed for the true beginner with lots of real-world examples and step-by-step info on vital concepts and commands.

 

>> Jump on this amazing 91% discount today for the Linux Learner Bundle, before they're all gone. Licensed per user & available via the web once purchased, with a 30-day money-back guarantee.

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Disassemble & Repair Your Electronics with the iFixit Pro Tech Toolkit

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An indispensable tool for anyone involved in electronics repair, this 70-piece comprehensive repair kit usually costs $110. For a limited time, it is available for $64.99--a 40% discount. These professional-quality tools come in a soft portable roll for easy transport and include electrostatic discharge-prevention tools like an anti-static wrist strap and SED-safe precision tweezers. These delicate tools can take on jobs as small as a watch or smartphone and can also be used for household-item repair.

 

Also included: a suction cup to hold on to components lacking handles; steel ruler to measure and compare parts; razor tech knife for everything from stripping wires to trimming stubborn pieces of plastic; soft plastic prying tools to help you gently manipulate even the most delicate of items; a comprehensive bit driver kit; a clamp to hold wibbly-wobbly work steady; and much more.

 

Whether in the hands of a hobbyist or pro repair tech, this kit will make possible even the most complex repairs, builds and tweaks.

 

>> Now $40 off the original cost, get this iFixit Pro Tech Toolkit Bundle for just $64.99 and save 40% off the sticker price of $110. Free shipping.

Become An Expert Coder With The Complete Learn To Code Bundle

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Whether you're a new entry in the coding world or looking to sharpen up your skills, now is the time to upgrade your dev game with 94% off the Learn to Code 2015 Course Bundle from TweakTown Deals. These courses from Udemy are the keys you need to master everything from HTML & CSS to python to PHP and more.

 

For a limited time, the Learn to Code 2015 Course Bundle can be yours for a discount that borders on outrageous. Master web development skills and coding languages like Python, Ruby on Rails, Node.js, PHP, and more as you train through 8 courses and 74+ hours of training at your fingertips.

 

Leave the outdated data and obsolete concepts to inferior programs - the Learn to Code 2015 Bundle is your ticket to the current world of coding, at just $59 right nowat TweakTown Deals.

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