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Old March 29, 2010, 07:42 PM
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well if production ramps up im thinkind middle to maybe lower end will be much nicer than the top hog :)

will they be left with there heads on? hmmm....good q. picking is usually not a custom with the big dog's merchandise
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Old March 29, 2010, 07:54 PM
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They just took a look at the chip and thought this is is going to lose us money. Too slow, too hot, too noisy, and too expensive.
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Old March 29, 2010, 07:56 PM
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"I imagine it would be quite risky for XFX to offer their double lifetime warranty on a card which does 93 Celsius at load..."

Higher than 93 Celsius, for some 480s. Especially if you load it hard, like with Crysis. Then throw two of them in SLI (assuming you have the power supply to handle it) and even with an empty slot between them that rig quickly becomes your very own NV Bake Oven.
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Old March 29, 2010, 08:03 PM
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Sky, you figure they will be waiting or are they just flat out not going to be selling them? If so, I think Nvidia will be getting a bit pissy at them... why let them avoid the high end and only sell low-end? Just my thoughts, I have no clue how these companies really work.
From what I understand, XFX will not be selling the GTX 480 or GTX 470. Period.
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LOL you should see how many 5870 cards are suddenly on sale over on RFD. Apparently there are enough people in line for these new baseboard heaters.
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LOL you should see how many 5870 cards are suddenly on sale over on RFD. Apparently there are enough people in line for these new baseboard heaters.
good for the folks that want one and 1-dont feel like paying above msrp and 2-want it now :)
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Ouch... Quite a big hit. When are we going to see ATI cards... Branded EVGA???
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Having one company leave a single nvidia generation of cards out is not a big deal, seriously. It happens all the time in a volatile IT market. For instance I own Gainward 4850 golden sample card, and that series is probably all that Gainward ever made of ATi. They don't even keep them on their site anymore, which is a shame; I am most pleased with my gaming card.

However, if this turns into a trend and other companies start to follow XFX, like MSI, Gigabyte or ASUS, that would generate A LOT of additional bad press and lost sales for Nvidia. Saying that Fermi is a troubled chip is a euphemism. It's absolutely terrible. Reaching 100 degrees Celsius under load and having a total scream of more than 60db after half an hour of gaming renders it completely useless for serious GPGPU tasks, and most of us who wanted to upgrade our folding rigs will simply give up on Fermi. I'm not even going to say anything about gaming performance or PSU requirements. Loosing board makers would just make things more difficult for Nvidia. Even clueless will start wondering where did all the manufacturers go, and if regular people and brand loyalist start to google in search for answers and find a couple of videos of GTX 480 screaming at a camera - it's bye-bye mainstream market for a long time.
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Ouch... Quite a big hit. When are we going to see ATI cards... Branded EVGA???
That would be so awesome! Come on EVGA
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Old March 29, 2010, 09:10 PM
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Didn't EVGA try to have an ATI lineup for the 5xxx series cards, but Nvidia didn't like that idea.
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