Thursday, November 7th 2013

ORIGIN PC Launches The World's Best Gaming GPU

ORIGIN PC is excited to announce the launch of the new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti graphics card to their line of award-winning desktops for gamers, artists, professionals and enthusiasts. Featuring 25% more cores than the GTX 780, 3GB of GDDR5 Video Memory, professional ORIGIN PC GPU overclocking, NVIDIA SHIELD pc streaming support and ShadowPlay via NVIDIA's GeForce Experience software, the new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti offers the most extreme gaming performance while running quiet and cool inside your next ORIGIN PC desktop.

The GeForce GTX 780 Ti is also the perfect graphics card for powering any next-generation display. From stunning 4k resolution Displays or multiple monitor surround, to the latest ultra-smooth and tear-free NVIDIA G-SYNC monitors, you'll get the most extreme visual gaming experience possible. Now for a limited time only, purchase any ORIGIN PC gaming desktop with a GeForce GTX 780 Ti and receive three of the hottest Holiday games, Batman Origins, Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag and Splinter Cell: Blacklist for FREE and up to $100 off the NVIDIA SHIELD. Gear up today with the new GeForce GTX 780Ti inside your next ORIGIN GENESIS, MILLENNIUM or CHRONOS gaming desktop to get the best gaming experience possible this holiday season!
The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti Graphics Card features:
  • 2,880 CUDA Cores
  • 3GB of High-Speed GDDR 5 Memory
  • ORIGIN PC Professional GPU Overclocking
  • Supports up to 4-WAY SLI
For more information, please visit our landing page here.

"When we first got our hands on the GeForce GTX 780 Ti, we threw the most demanding benchmarks at it and were simply blown away by its power and performance while remaining quiet and cool." says Kevin Wasielewski, CEO/Co-Founder of ORIGIN PC. "With the inclusion of NVIDIA's Shadow Play, GeForce Experience, and up to 4-WAY SLI support, the GeForce GTX 780Ti is easily the must-have graphics card for this holiday and we're really excited to begin offering it on our award-winning GENESIS, MILLENNIUM and CHRONOS desktops."
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RockStarFish said:
Nvidia marketing spam. Only other time i heard of Orgin pc was when Nvidia did the press release on how they stopped selling AMD because they were bad cards.... Later to find Nvidia paid orgin pc to stop selling AMD. Who decides to accept these syndicated junk articles?
That's because of the way this forum section works: PR articles blindly copied over, without source (and not even in quote tags), so any company gets free(?) advertising here.
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Well put man, well put...
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RockStarFish said:
Nvidia marketing spam. Only other time i heard of Orgin pc was when Nvidia did the press release on how they stopped selling AMD because they were bad cards.... Later to find Nvidia paid orgin pc to stop selling AMD. Who decides to accept these syndicated junk articles?
I guess you could take that view. But then you would have to ignore all the evidence and the actual word of the CEO at Origin who made the decision. Oddly enough, he gives several compelling reasons and doesnt mention money once. He mentions support and customer loyalty many times though.
Hey Guys,

The decision to take AMD GPU’s off the web was made based on support. More Specifically, support from AMD to Origin, and Origin to our customers.
Take their last chipset announcement for example. It was another hardware representative that informed us of the new Hawaii chipset. AMD never told us anything about it, nor shared a road map outlining its future integration. When we did get with our AMD representative, we were told that there was a new chipset launching, and we could watch the event live and get answers to our questions. We also asked for samples to start our research and development process, something that is standard in the industry for bleeding edge integrators, and we were met with resistance there. How can we ask questions at the event live, if we haven't had a chance to R & D the reference boards? When they did agree to send samples it was for 2 R9 270’s, rather than the R9 280's or 290's that we would be more likely to offer. We are performance based and focus on high end systems. Moreover, this wasn’t the first time AMD had done something like this to us. Support from AMD to Origin hasn’t been where it should be or up to par like we get from other vendors. In my opinion it's due to our size. We don’t move enough AMD product for them to worry about us. You would think they would work with us to help grow the Origin- AMD business relationship.
With regard to supporting Origin customers who chose AMD product, it’s been an uphill battle. ”Primarily the overall issues have been stability of the cards, overheating, performance, scaling, and the amount of time to receive new drivers on both desktop and mobile GPUs”.
Those 2 issues, combined with the very low percentage of Radeon cards that we sell, it didn’t make sense to continue offering AMD GPU’s. The way they treated Origin during the announcement of the Hawaii GPU showed AMD didn’t care for Origin's business relationship. In effect, AMD dropped us.
As far as Nvidia paying Origin to do it, that simply didn’t happen. Nvidia doesn’t make enough in sales from Origin PC to justify the allegation. The numbers aren’t there for Nvidia to come close to six figures, (or any amount) the basic math shows that. Without giving away trade secrets, Nvidia doesn't make the cards, they make the GPUs. So every time Manufacturer X sells a video card, Nvidia makes a small percentage. If you multiply that number by how many systems we sell per year, the allegations simply don't add up.
Conspiracy is exciting, and everyone loves controversy. The reality is, it's nothing that exciting. We feel AMD left us hanging on both sides of support so we reacted. If and when things change and we feel we can offer AMD and provide systems to our customers that will provide the best overall experience we will. We don’t have brand loyalty. We have customer loyalty.

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