Ok, haven’t dug into the whole review, but kudos’s Nvidia; Performance is right where you'd figure, power is nice, and all that on a small board... wow! I'd say this has got the right stuff. They used the time and got it tailored perfect. It looks like they have found cost cutting improvement on the component for Turbo Boost and probably makes very good margins as W1zzard alluded to on the first page.
Like I said a few days back AMD now has a the 1Ghz coming, so they might still find room with the 925Mhz version even more say $430, figure for the time being almost all AIB's are custom and will be demanding closer to $430. If Nvidia can pressure AIB/E-tailers to hold the line pricewise, but more importantly also supply a ton of cards into the channel they have a product that will really make impact to the bottom. Again in the conclusion W1zzard saying, "as the design is extremely cost optimized and could easily be sold at something like $250". I really doubt that day will come Nvidia just devised a good PCB to load the rest of what they harvest into the PCB to really get their best bang for buck.
Originally Posted by TheHunter
This, but hey we live in a greedy world. imo both AMD& NV 28nm are $$$ ripoffs.
On this point remember Nvidia is no longer getting the sweet "price per good chips only", TSMC stopped that deal and sells the wafer so Nvidia especially now has to spread the joy against what they harvest. Also, since TSMC has move up Nvidia wafer starts there's probably and expedite charge to factor into every wafer. It would be interesting to see the date these were produced?