ATi IGP9100 Review

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I had great hopes for this integrated graphics system. Might save me from having to buy AGP cards. Unfortunately, the data shows that a $50 AGP card easily beats it. And it is 2-3x slower than a state of the art $200 card. These kind of integrated solutions are good for office applications though and casual gamers.
Some other interesting stats on the state of the graphics market from “Jon Peddie Research”:http://www.jonpeddie.com/about/press/MarketWatch_Q403.shtml on the share in the graphics market shows how much progress Intel has made by just bunding graphics into its chipsets. BTW, the overall market was 62M grahpics devices increasing 11.2% QTQ. Mobile graphics (12.2M) grew 26% QTQ vs. 8.1% in desktop.
| Rank | Graphics Supplier | Q4’03 Market Share |
| 1 | Intel | 31.7% | 63% |
| 2 | ATI Technologies | 25.2% |
| 3 | Nvidia | 24.7% | 2.0% | 58% |
| 4 | VIA Technologies | 9.02% |
| 5 | Silicon Integrated Systems (SiS) | 8.3% |
| 6 | XGI | .5% |
| 7 | Matrox Graphics | .48% |
| 8 | 3Dlabs (Creative Technology) | .03% |
Somewhat different numbers come from “Mercury Research”:http://www.mercuryresearch.com/ (A buddy from Biz school BTW), but they show how different shares are between discrete and integrated:
| Vendor | Discrete | Integrated |
| Nvidia | 58% | 2% |
| ATI | 38% | 0.9% |
| Matrox | 3% | 0% |
| SiS/XGI | 1% | 15% |
| VIA | 0% | 20% |
| Intel | 0% | 63% |

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