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Old May 28, 2010, 06:18 AM
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Smart move by Nvidia... Wel actually it would have been smarter to never impose the restirction in the first place. I mean what kind of logic leads to a policy that prevents people from buying more of your cards??? Even if it is lower profit margin cards it is still a sale to someone who is choosing ATI as their main processor anyways...

I see this as a defensive move that we can owe to the success of 5xxx series and the lateness of Fermi. Scramble for whatever cash you can grab.

Wonder if the price of GT220/240/250 cards will jump? They are a great low power, low heat companion for a 5xxx series. Doesn't cover the air intake of my 5870 card and doesn't need an extra power connector. And from what I can see the 96 shaders on my GT240 are only used between 10% and 48% by Physx. 48% is the Fluidmark benchmark which you would expect to use as much Physx power as it has avalable.... ???
Rig1: Q9550 @3.8GHz Vendetta 2, P5Q-PRO, 6GB OCZ Reaper PC2-8500. 5870 1GB, GT240 Physx, Ultra LSP 750W, 2TB internal + 2TB external, 3X23" 5760X1080 eyefinity + GT240 Physx, HAF22 case 3X200mm : Win7 Pro
Rig2: E8200 @3.6GHz Vendetta HSF, DFI P45 LP-JR, 4GB 900MHz, 4870 512MB, X203W 20", Ultra Gladiator Case
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