Friday, April 17th 2009

Galaxy Second in League for GPU Keychains

Earlier this week, news on NVIDIA selling keychains with real GPUs in them, made waves. The company has these keychains up in its online store that caters to the North American region, for US $9.99. It looks like the ploy to sell or give away GPU keychains is bigger than we thought it was. Galaxy, one of NVIDIA's largest board partners, has its own GPU keychain up for grabs, which it plans to sell in Mainland China, United States, and Japan. Currently Galaxy isn't selling it, but instead using it as a company souvenir in events held by the company. Perhaps the most interesting part of this keychain is that the GPU in it is not G98. Expreview notes that the GPU has the same area as the G94 GPU on the company's GeForce 9600 GT Low Profile Edition. We'll leave the guesswork to you.

Source: Expreview
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16 Comments on Galaxy Second in League for GPU Keychains

#1
lemonadesoda
Wow. nV really is having a serious fab problem. I'm surprised they are going "public" with this by trying to recycle/repurpose dead dies. It just advertises to the community and to their competitors that they still have a high fail rate in their fab process.

With this news, and depending on ATIs yields, they know they can squeeze nV further.

For a PR win, ATI needs to do a big ad. with keychains for $99, stating, our keychains have GPU's that WORK. Never mind that noone will buy them... the awareness that nV has so many duds, and by association, their GPU's are "risky" and likely to sufferer higher fail rates.

Hmm, anyone got stats on RMAs?
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#2
blobster21
For a PR win, ATI needs to do a big ad. with keychains for $99, stating, our keychains have GPU's that WORK
even better :

99$ ATI keychains = extremely low failure rate = expensive because rare keychains !
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#3
Haytch
HAHAHA!

Maybe i just have a really messed up sense of whats funny and whats not . . . I find it funny that a board partner also has a failure rate high enough to turn dead dies into keychains.

Lemonadesoda, i always assumed that we would never find out the real failure rate of Nvidia and ATi, but i guess i was wrong. I too am interested in seeing statistics on not just RMA's but actual failures straight of the fab line for Nvidia, ATi, and Intel.

Think i can get a Larrabee keychain ?
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#4
PVTCaboose1337
Graphical Hacker
This is a great idea! I have been doing this to my old GPU's for a long time. I just heatgun the top of the card, and the GPU just falls off. Drill a hole and your set!
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#5
crtecha
I want one of those bad......
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#6
BarbaricSoul
I'd love to have one of these, preferably EVGA though
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#7
BumbleBee
so the last 2 days we have been laughing at nVidia now we all want one?
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#8
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
i have an extra plain NV one if anyone wants it i ordered 2 :p
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#9
lemonadesoda
by: BumbleBee
so the last 2 days we have been laughing at nVidia now we all want one?
I've taken a note of the users that buy rubbish... and will send them offers for my old broken mobile phones in acrylic polyresin blocks for paperweights. I'll make a mint! When I run out of broken mobile phones, I'll move on to used batteries, then bottle tops :laugh: I'm rich! I'm rich! :pimp:
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#10
HellasVagabond
Well i have to admit that it does look good............And i am sure most of us here agree, aside the NVIDIA / ATI fan club notes :)
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#11
js01
Am I the only one that's disturbed by the finger nails of that person holding the keychain?
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#12
HellasVagabond
Nope, no problem whatsoever with me...I would let her scratch me anyday of the week :)
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#13
theonetruewill
by: HellasVagabond
Nope, no problem whatsoever with me...I would let her scratch me anyday of the week :)
Agreed :)
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#14
my_name_is_earl
Is this key chain gonna explode in my pants due to high temperature? Hope not. Oh yea, the finger nails is disturbing nonetheless.
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#15
Delta6326
by: cdawall
i have an extra plain NV one if anyone wants it i ordered 2 :p
I'll take one off your hands if you still got it:D but i live in the US i don't know were you live.
also yes those finger nails are very fake on the second pic
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#16
random
GPU's with bundled keychains don't mix .... they should just throw in a screw driver or something like what HIS did :laugh:
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