Bullshit Warning: NVIDIA knocks off GTX285, GTX275, GTX260 [Charlie Demerjian]
If you haven't already stumbled across this on another forum, well here it is.
Pure Bullcrap. I've fielded a few questions of "Is It True, is NVIDIA really going under?" and for the love, if you hear someone ask, set them straight.
NVIDIA is alive and kicking and the company isn't going down the crapper any time soon from what I've heard. I haven't figured our CDej's purpose to the article aside from purely causing controversy and assisting is his furthering his asinine reputation but what ever.
There are snippets of truth filled in with the classic Inquirer style, read at your own peril. I take no responsibility for loss or damage you may sustain to brain cells.
Source: Nvidia kills GTX285, GTX275, GTX260 - techPowerUp! Forums
I won't even bring myself to track the original source - I found it on TPU, you can follow it back and give the useless driveler's websites hits if you feel like you must
Jen-Hsun banged Charlie's wife. He's had a hate on ever since.
Put the authors name at the top of the article, save me reading it.
Even if it was true there is no chance in hell that Nvidia is going anywhere. There are numerous people who would love to give Nvidia money as investment. I would.
....................its seems like some gtx 275 are going out of stock at some sites.
Obviously with the Fermi expansion likely sometime in 2010, the production of GT200 is going to slow considerably and obviously will eventually stop when they are able to round out the Fermi based lineup.
Coupled with the fact that ATI's new card is quite impressive when appropriately compared, retailers are taking a risk by overstocking the competing NVIDIA line at this point in time. So clearly sales and consequently production are going to dwindle. I could have predicted this a year ago!
All mfg's slow production and even cease it before a new launch, this is nothing new. Intel, AMD, ATI and NVIDIA and everyone else under the sun, this is not the disputed fact.
But the picture is he painting, that the company is going to cease production right away, is under finical burden which may have them closing shop on gaming focused GPU's, when right now, they are the leader in video graphics technology - give me a break Charlie.
NVIDIA clearly is focusing heavily on the GPU computing and CUDA aspect of these news cards, but the leader in graphics is hardly going to hedge their entire company on a whim that this will pan out and become the next best thing since sliced bread and revolutionize the marketplace.
Maybe I give the company more credit than they deserve, but it would be a piss poor business model to toss a billion dollars worth of eggs in one basket and hope for the best. The company wouldn't have gotten where it is today if that was their policy
NVIDIA Spokeperson has responded with this:
"We are not phasing out the products you list below [the GTX 260, GTX 275, and GTX 285] by the end of this year. We are in the process of transitioning to Fermi-class GPUs and, in time, phasing out existing products.”
The first two sentences are already enough for someone with even half a brain to know it's bullshit. It simply wouldn't make sense from a business point of view. Plus, ceasing production right away would be next to impossible, and their lawyers would likely get a few less than friendly calls from companies like Dell and suppliers like NewEgg.
I love Charlie's stuff. I take little of it seriously but I still derive enjoyment from his writing.
Considering the GTX 285's performance versus the HD 5850, all Nvidia needs is a bit of a price reduction.
Yep, my Bullshit meter is close to exploding from scanning the original article
If I were Nvidia I wouldn't even bother dropping prices. The 58xx is in almost every way a superior card, save PhysX and CUDA. Nvidia is smart enough to know to wait for GT300 to release opposed to losing money selling GT200 cards.
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