- Jul 13, 2005
I wish I shared your optimism.
It's not optimism, it's expectation. I expect Intel to do this because it's how they do business.
If they sell out at MSRP, above MSRP, or below MSRP its all the same marketshare.
What market share? Intel doesn't have any discrete video card market share. They need this if they expect to move forward in the discrete GPU market, and if they don't succeed with this launch, Intel will sell off the whole department to someone else and go back to integrated graphics only.
This is the end of the line; they're already trying to salvage their failed attempt to create a datacenter division. If this doesn't work I don't see a second generation afterward.