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  • What is Nvidia thinking !?!?

    This was just posted today:

    70 percent of GT200 in Q4 are 55nm

    And at first, your thinking hey, that's awesome. I might consider getting one now instead of a 4870.

    But then it turns out
    Nvidia plans to do this quietly as it doesn’t plans to change the specification of the existing GTX 260 216 Shaders and GTX 280 cards. Nvidia counts on the Jack in the box effect and you might be surprised that the card you buy in December will come with a 55nm GT200 chip and likely overlclock better.
    So you go to the store, buy a card, and cross your fingers it is one of the new ones, cause it isn't going to say on the box. You may or may not get one of the new ones. How the hell does that make since.

    Not cool Nvidia. Not cool. :icon21:

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    Re: What is Nvidia thinking !?!?

    i think they are doing this in hopes of boosting sales of the current products to get them off the shelves faster, because if they made them a 260+ and 280+ they would have to drop the prices of the current 200 series, and they would still sell less. i think the 48xx from AMD are making a bigger impact than nvidia is making it out to be. another irrational move by nvidia.
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      Re: What is Nvidia thinking !?!?

      Originally posted by Tonk View Post
      i think they are doing this in hopes of boosting sales of the current products to get them off the shelves faster, because if they made them a 260+ and 280+ they would have to drop the prices of the current 200 series, and they would still sell less. i think the 48xx from AMD are making a bigger impact than nvidia is making it out to be. another irrational move by nvidia.
      This makes sense. I wonder how many take the time to overclock their GPU. Most might not even care. What the real issue is the costs should be cheaper since silcon wafer yields should be better.

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        I did read an article on Gizmodo this weekend that there are some whispers that Nvidia is going to do some big price cuts to try and fight back with ATI. It would have to be some pretty big cuts, not just like $10.

        But considering word is both makers are dropping to 40nm by summer makes me really think about holding off even longer.

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          Re: What is Nvidia thinking !?!?

          How cool are these 55nm cores on idle and load?
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            Re: What is Nvidia thinking !?!?

            We don't know yet. There are no benchmarks.

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              Re: What is Nvidia thinking !?!?

              Speaking of the devil, from today:

              Nvidia drops GeForce GTX 260 216 prices


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                Re: What is Nvidia thinking !?!?

                Originally posted by Bamboo View Post
                Not cool Nvidia. Not cool. :icon21:
                ATI did this exact same thing with the X800 series cards. They announced a variation of the chipset that had the multipliers unlocked (no board mods necessary), but they didn't put anything on the box to let you know if you were getting one. You had to install the card and then read the id from the chip to know if you won the lottery.

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                  Re: What is Nvidia thinking !?!?

                  While on the Nvidia subject:

                  Nvidia 180 driver speeds up GTX 260, 216

                  I haven't updated in about 2 months, so I might give this one a go.

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                    Re: What is Nvidia thinking !?!?

                    Hehe, If the 8800gt drops below $90 this summer maybe I'll buy another one and do some SLI.


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                      Re: What is Nvidia thinking !?!?

                      I think they should call them the GTX 260 + sp 216+, that would work :icon_lol:


                      What they should do is call it the GTX 265 and give it a slight bump in clock speeds that the 55nm affords them. It clears the naming issue up and would be new product for people to pursue/want. If people don't know it's better how will they have the desire to buy it?

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                      • #12
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                        not to mention the re-rebranding of cards

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