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Old July 27, 2010, 05:19 PM
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interesting business methods,nonetheless. if it was on a smaller scale a few pops wouldve perhaps settled the matter nicely and quietly? :)
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Old July 27, 2010, 08:32 PM
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What does RAMBUS do?
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Old July 28, 2010, 06:14 AM
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GRR! Stupid Rambus! They should re-purpose into a law firm, since that's all they do. "Rambus and Associates". nVidia products are already expensive enough without this.
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Old July 28, 2010, 03:06 PM
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Ya it is unfortunate. Overall the 2.65% fee will only increase the price of the GTX 480 by about $12, but that is only for the next 60 days.

I am not 100% sure, but after that time, if the US President does not repeal the ruling, or it is not successfully appealed, NVIDIA will have no choice to but to agree to settlement terms with Rambus or face being unable to completely import or sell their products.


Seeing as how Rambus recently settled with Samsung over a similar matter for $900 MILLION dollars, you can imagine what kind of result such an enormous settlement would have on price
Looks like its been confirmed

Slashdot Hardware Story | Commission Affirms NVIDIA Violated Rambus Patents

Get your nV cards now, the price is going up!
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Old July 29, 2010, 08:38 PM
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I'm glad whenever I see anybody stepping on nVidia's toes in whatever form. If I ever come across their Huang CEO at a conference or something, I'd step on his toes too.
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Meh, whats bad for one company is bad for another. Regardless if your an ATI fanboy or an Nvidia one this will affect you. If you love Nvidia its more expensive to get a video card, and if you love ATI than they have no reason to lower their prices because the competitor is higher priced as well. In the end everyone pays more, everyone loses.
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