- Jun 13, 2003
Not really. Nvidia has dominated since AMD acquired ATI.GPU superiority has waxed one way or the over the course of years.
They've released cards from both companies with their respective sub-brands, but almost all from a marketshare standpoint have been Nvidia.So companies that built gaming brands over those years have had at different times top end cards from both AMD and Nvidia.
Nvidia could have done it any time in the last decade- it would have been the same story for AMD. They did it when it became apparent that Intel was probably actually serious this time.Nvidia timed their GPP crap for exactly the time when they knew for a fact no one was going to toss their cards out of those brands.