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Old February 23, 2009, 06:52 PM
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I can't speak to the drama regarding reviewers and products etc; but I honestly see no issue in re-branding a product. As long as it's somewhat transparent, in the current world climate you cannot expect companies to put too much too much money into new R&D; at least not until things stabilize a bit more. And the 8800/9800 are still honestly decent cards; they run just about everything out there.
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Old February 23, 2009, 07:00 PM
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lmao at nVidia for trying to fool users everywhere.

Its a good thing mamma didn't raise no fool

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Old February 23, 2009, 07:06 PM
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He can't fool Charlie Rose either....so great when Charlie cuts him off, becuase he avoided the question:

Charlie Rose - A conversation with Jen-Hsun Huang, CEO Nvidia
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Old February 23, 2009, 07:35 PM
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I didn't realise that Nvidia invented the GPU. Maybe it's the semantics I'm missing... were the old Voodo era cards based on standard silicon that was programmed to do graphics?
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Old February 23, 2009, 07:36 PM
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If the GTS250 is basically a 9800GTX+, then I'm starting to see how NVIDIA is branding their products, thanks to some members from another forum I go to.

Basically, they're gonna be releasing mainstream to high-end cards, while they'll keep production of the older cards and pushing them down the ladder. The 8800GT which used to be a moderate to high end GPU back in the 8800GTX days could now be considered mainstream. So it's like 2 years from now, the current "king", GTX280 may be renamed GTS360 and it'll become a mainstream card, while we'll be getting a GTX380 as a high-end enthusiast card.
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I didn't realise that Nvidia invented the GPU. Maybe it's the semantics I'm missing... were the old Voodo era cards based on standard silicon that was programmed to do graphics?

Yeah they basically were just a separate processor designed to do graphics, or 2d processors (which were not considered GPU's but VPU's). Today's modern form of graphics cards with multi shader cores etc was invented by Nvidia.

Graphics processing unit - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

btw: the actual definition of GPU is: G"a single-chip processor with integrated transform, lighting, triangle setup/clipping, and rendering engines that is capable of processing a minimum of 10 million polygons per second"
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Old February 23, 2009, 08:12 PM
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Heh... I could have looked it up myself. :) That comment just struck me at the start of the interview, and got me thinking about when the switch was made from a video card being just a graphical interface card to it being based on an actual GPU.

I didn't see too many issues with the interview. He seemed to handle himself fairly well.
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Heh, he really seems to lack some of his "fire" from a couple years ago. I watch all teh stuff on these guys..investor meetings, PR, etc...I just loved how charlie asked about the mobile gpu issues, etc, and he just talked about CUDA instead(33mins in)...next question, he avoided teh question again...next Charlie says "Thanks for coming to my table".


But yes, an OK interview overall...but find of his investor meetings...or him talking about Intel a yewar ago...he was energetic, bouncing...I didn't see that here...
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Well im just glad i bought the 8800gt but at 300 dollars it was a big chunk of money. Ahhh good link of the ceo of Nvidia, i'll be keeping a close eye on future reviews.
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Once you see the reviews you will realize that the GTS250 is NOT the same card as the 9800GTX. Different PCB and different size as well. Even if the core is shared, it is not the same card with a new badge. I'd call this rumor utter BS now and as usual it was pure Fudzilla at it's best. Let the reviews do the talking, not some troll that so obviously hates Nvidia......
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