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Old May 13, 2008, 11:42 AM
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Lower price = cheap parts, sadly this is how it works.
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Old May 13, 2008, 03:46 PM
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If its so easy to reduce the number of layers, why did they have so many in the first place?? Seems like a design inefficiency on Nvidia's part.
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Old May 15, 2008, 07:14 AM
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More layers make it easier to layout, thus lowering development time
at the price of final product cost.
Basically, 10 layers are really 5 boards sandwiched together, 6 layers is 3.
2 less boards to manufacture (etch, assemble, etc.)
It’s a design trade-off, technically, performance shouldn’t be affected, but as always
it depends how much the pcb designer has to squeeze everything in.
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