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Old October 6, 2010, 08:57 PM
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Editors are actually going our to buy these? Are you kidding me?
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Editors are actually going our to buy these? Are you kidding me?
I do find that funny ... but then again Best Buy does have a lenient return policy.

I wouldn't be surprised if they return these but why buy them in the first place? No idea.

I'll be very surprised if these sell well, I could see them being offered as an upgradeable card for someone who buys a pre-built HP/Compaq (and etc.) from Best Buy. Plus, by being only offered at Best Buy, no one can price match them down to their true value + 10% price difference
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Old October 6, 2010, 11:07 PM
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guys,come one. its not like youre going to return the card after youve took the sinkage off and gave us some fap material :D
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Old October 7, 2010, 04:48 AM
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Er, no? There are lots of AIB that produce reference Fermi cards.

I'm not sure I fully understand what you're asking, or you dont understand what reference implies when it comes to graphic cards?

Both my 768 meg EVGA 460's are reference PCB's. There is only about 4 or 5 460 768's on the market right now that ARNT reference. Off the top of my head I know these ones are NON-reference PCB's; Gainward, Palait and Leadtek.
You didn't read my post closely. I'm talking about *EVERGREEN* cards.... that means A-T-I....

The only reason I mention the Fermi cards is because Nvidia seemed to cut down release of their reference cards of their last generation of cards. At least, it looks like it. GTX 260/GTS 250/9800 GT cards out right now look like they have custom designs but I could be wrong, I guess. But, the shrouds are often different. 'Just speculating the same thing might eventually happen with Fermi.

Anyway, I hope it's all clear now. :-/

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They're saying those aren't reference any more and an older picture is just being used (seen that before).

Check the model # and other vendors. They've switched to the 'custom version' already. So...

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Old October 7, 2010, 06:59 AM
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Ok so Nvidia wish to sell their card at one of the only place that will sell those card over the price?? wierd...but let's see.
EXACTLY!

That's what i don't get. I'd NEVER purchase hardware at BB. Are you kidding , they always tend to charge a premium more then your local PC shop.
What a dumb move.
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This thread is a mess.

First of all ATI is gaining market share but nvidia still holds double the market share of ATI. So nvidia isn't really hurting much. Also according to Wikipedia nvidia still sold more in the first quarter of 2010 even though ATI had a MUCH better line-up.

I think it is smart for nvidia to put more GPU's in Best Buy. Currently at our local BB there aren't many nvidia GPU's and most of them are of last generation. If nvidia were to get more powerful of GPU's in and maybe do some display models they would sell a lot more. Nvidia should have a 3d surround display to show off their capabilities and I think it would wow a lot of people and possibly bring in more sales. Why they don't do this in large high volume BB stores is beyond me.
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First of all ATI is gaining market share but nvidia still holds double the market share of ATI.
Post a link to back this up. I believe NV holds about 30% of the marketshare and ATI 25%. The other 55% belongs to Intel.
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Old October 7, 2010, 11:23 AM
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Post a link to back this up. I believe NV holds about 30% of the marketshare and ATI 25%. The other 55% belongs to Intel.
Someone failed math =P

So a quick google search gave me this.

Nvidia reels as ATI grabs market share - NASDAQ.com
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Someone failed math =P
What...you didn't know the GPU market's total size was 110%?
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To be fair to Avid, about 6 months ago, NVIDIA market share was in fact @ 30%, ATI @ 20% and Intel @ 50%

Not everyone follows quarterly market reports

Granted, this also factors in integrated graphics, which AMD has a much higher stake in than NVIDIA.

As far as discrete graphics goes, on a recent quarter by quarter basis, ATI actually controls 51% vs NVIDIA's 49% in terms for shipments in the 2010 second quarter. Unsure about its overall penetration.

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