Nvidia posts record shattering earnings as they claim 80% of the GPU market

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Nvidia posts record breaking earnings for 2015

Nvidia are, without a doubt, the market leaders when it comes to graphical processing hardware. Whether it’s in gaming, general purpose computing or more, Nvidia has its thumb in most pies – and in most cases they like to take the bigger slice. Closing out their fiscal year, Nvidia has once again proven why though, enjoying another recording breaking year in terms of revenue – that doesn’t look to be letting up soon.

Nvidia have shared their closing financials of the past year, posting increases in both quarter-on-quarter and year-on-year results. In the last quarter of 2015, Nvidia pulled in a massive $1.4 billion, a 7% increases from the previous quarter of $1.3 billion. This was also a 12% increases for the same period from the previous year, which is astonishing for a full 356-day cycle.

Looking at the whole picture, Nvidia managed to post a record breaking $5.01 billion in revenue for  their 2015 fiscal year – a full 7% increase from the previous year. Nvidia points out the continued success of the Maxwell architecture as one of the main propellants, stating that the success of these cards have managed to secure them an 80% hold on the discrete graphics card market.

That’s leaving an increasingly small share for competitors such as AMD, especially with the dawn of Virtual Reality this year. Nvidia already has a big hand in the promotion and sale of devices such as the Oculus Rift, which ties into their strategy of throwing most of their chips in with the new platform. Couple that with the expected launch of Pascal later this year, and Nvidia could potential shatter this records by the end of the year.

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Either way, it’s going to take a huge shift for Nvidia to suddenly start losing ground again, even with the healthy competition AMD has been providing in the past few months. VR is poised to be a deciding factor for both in the coming years, and this year is simply just a teaser of what’s to come.

Last Updated: February 18, 2016

Alessandro Barbosa

You can all call me Sandy until I figure out how to edit this thing, which is probably never. Sandy not good enough? Call me xXx_J0k3R_360degreeN0Sc0pe_xXx. Also, Geoff’s a bastard.

  • HairyEwok

    This year will be the tipping point downwards for Nvidia, it has to be or else were screwed.

    • Captain JJ and his ensigns

      Or Telkom
      My phone line just died last night.
      Now I have no internet and who knows how long they’ll take to fix it

      • Pariah

        This happened to me in December. I had no internet for 3 weeks, most of the December holidays. Painful AF

        • Captain JJ and his ensigns

          greeaaaat

          • Pariah

            Sorry to be the bearer of bad news… 🙁

            Maybe give your brows a cuddle, they’re nice ‘n fluffy, they should keep you warm at night.

          • Captain JJ and his ensigns

            XD

      • Commander Admiral Chief

        Log support on the app, MUCH better than phoning the call centre

        • Captain JJ and his ensigns

          I did immediately. 😀

          • Commander Admiral Chief

            Good job ensign!

          • Captain JJ and his ensigns

            No!
            Damn it. I’ve earned my rank here
            🙂

          • Commander Admiral Chief

            Wtf man, for once I acknowledge you as an officer, and you scorn it?

          • Captain JJ and his ensigns

            An officer of boot shining!

          • Commander Admiral Chief

            Crewman has decent ring to it as well

          • Captain JJ and his ensigns

            -_-

          • Commander Admiral Chief

            Crewman >>> sea-men

  • Commander Admiral Chief

    #TeamRed

  • Pariah

    So while this isn’t surprising (or good for competition) – I’m still more interested in when exactly the new Pascal cards are coming. Literally saving up for that before I upgrade my card.

    • HairyEwok

      Expect them to be released between June-September.

  • Nvidia are for the casual market! AMD all the way you noobs! *Am I doing this right?

  • Dane

    It’s like congratulating a colleague who got a promotion. You’re happy for them but you know that they’re just going to screw you around now, with their newly acclaimed power.

    • Captain JJ and his ensigns

      Did they also know the right people and that’s the only reason they got promoted?

      • Dane

        DUN DUN

        • Dane

          DUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUN

          • Captain JJ and his ensigns

            XD

          • Commander Admiral Chief

            xD

            Also, hehehe

  • xor007

    Cuda baby, Cuda!

    • HairyEwok

      Only Cuda I’ll ever enjoy is a hemi-cuda.

  • Pieter Kruger

    “En al wat jy sien is die groen masjien……”

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