um... ... no. Nvidia doesn't have anything to answer AMD's high-end offerings.Problem is, NVidia outperforms them currently with the more expensive cards and AMD doesn't offer anything equivalent.
I'll quote HardOCP on their recent Phenom II DD3 review : http://www.hardocp.com/article.html?...50aHVzaWFzdA==
Also, if you check Newegg here and look at the $400+ bracket, you'll find the HD 4870 punching all of the Nvidia cards in the nose with a lower price point.I am sure you are wondering, “WTF happened to all our resolutions to compare?” Well interestingly enough, none of our current test setups had enough CPU to push the setups to being GPU limited even at 2560x1600. Those 4870 X2 in CrossFireX kick some major ass! big grin I could show you a big graph, but it would just be flat. Instead, what you see above represents every resolution. We had no set of scores that differed by more than 3 frames. Anyway.
Um. No. The Xbitlabs report from August 2008 shows Nvidia GPU's at 31% of shipment, and AMD GPU's around 18% shipment. So now. That doesn't comfirm what you said.Looking at those stats, it's AMD vs NVidia: 36% vs 64%. So I wasn't too far off. So I stand by what I said. And you've just confirmed it.
The only significant design win Nvidia has to their name are the parts in Apple's. Okay, I'll grant you that Apple's sell pretty decently, but that also ignores updated designs for AMD products over the past 6 months.