Thursday, November 24th 2016

Point of View, Historic AIB Partner, Declared Bankrupt by Court

Point of View, the Netherlands-based technology company established in 2000, has officially been declared bankrupt by the court in Oost-Brabant. The company's majority of sales were in Europe, where it served more than 30 European countries. The company also included Point of View Taiwan, Point of View China, Point of View Hong Kong, Point of View France and Point of View United States as additional branches.

The first NVIDIA graphics cards from the company harken back to the FX 5000 series days, with the company being particularly prolific on the 8000 series, with no less than 19 graphics cards ranging from the 8400GS through the legendary 8800GT. The company's products have definitely been on the downside, however, having been relatively popular in the GTX 500 and 600 series' days. Historically an NVIDIA-exclusive AIB partner, the company branched out into other consumer products, such as tablets, laptops and computer accessories. If you need a nostalgia-inducing shot, or simply want to see what kind of products Point of View delivered, feel free to read TPU's review on the Point of View TGT GTX 680 Ultra Charged LLS 4 GB, coined by our very own W1zzard.
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24 Comments on Point of View, Historic AIB Partner, Declared Bankrupt by Court

#1
dj-electric
RIP.
May this be a lesson to other companies who have decided not try and make their companies unique (e.g BFGtech).

I remember POV mostly through FX 5000 and geforce 6000 lines of graphics cards.

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#2
Fluffmeister
Shame, I ran Tri-SLI'ed PoV GTX 280's some years ago now, fond times.
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#3
Raevenlord
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Dj-ElectriC, post: 3559674, member: 87186"
RIP.
May this be a lesson to other companies who have decided not try and make their companies unique (e.g BFGtech).

I remember POV mostly through FX 5000 and geforce 6000 lines of graphics cards.


Updated the story based on your post, to give more of a legacy feel for the company. Thanks =)
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#4
Folterknecht
Had one of these




together with a GB GTX 460 running together in SLI
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#5
Raevenlord
News Editor
They definitely differentiated themselves through their box designs.
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#6
RejZoR
Wasn't POV highly praised in the past for higher quality PCB? I remember catching something about that years ago...
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#7
ZoneDymo
RejZoR, post: 3559709, member: 1515"
Wasn't POV highly praised in the past for higher quality PCB? I remember catching something about that years ago...
Hell maybe that is what did them in, expensive quality production, like Saab
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#9
P4-630
The Way It's Meant to be Played
chaosmassive, post: 3559742, member: 159641"
best momento from POV
GTX 550 Ti 4GB DDR3
"This card is great for CUDA developers dealing with stochastic mechanisms or sparse linear algebra.
Normal cards have 1.5GB, the top have 3GB, and without splashing out 12x more for 6GB on a Tesla/Quadro,
you can now have 4 GB for just over 100 euros
"
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#10
bug
If they started with FX5000 series, this only a befitting end.
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#11
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
Ah another great bites the dust.
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#12
lZKoce
I always thought they were Danish for some reason... I haven't really owned a card from these guys though. Perhaps the competition became too stiff.
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#13
jabbadap
I always thought they were palit's subsidiary. Pity, they did some of their cards were gems, but overall not that special brand.
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#14
AsRock
TPU addict
ZoneDymo, post: 3559731, member: 66089"
Hell maybe that is what did them in, expensive quality production, like Saab
Yes but saab are fake.
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#15
CounterZeus
AsRock, post: 3559853, member: 40310"
Yes but saab are fake.
you better give me a good reason for that, because I drive one
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#16
AsRock
TPU addict
SAAB and there silly ads and all, pun intended fast forward to 37 min and yes they had their good points.
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#17
Chloe Price
Point of View was also one of those AIB's whose GTX465's could be flashed to GTX470. :)
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#18
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
AsRock, post: 3560044, member: 40310"
SAAB and there silly ads and all, pun intended fast forward to 37 min and yes they had their good points.

That didn't make them fake, that just made them having silly ads. They were properly good cars, generally. The term "over-engineered" was invented just for them.
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#19
CounterZeus
AsRock, post: 3560044, member: 40310"
SAAB and there silly ads and all, pun intended fast forward to 37 min and yes they had their good points.

So some false advertising by comparing them to airplanes, not like we don't see that anymore today...

I love my 9-3, I bought it second hand as my first car two years ago, so never saw an ad before :)
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#20
Ungari
lZKoce, post: 3559795, member: 102554"
I always thought they were Danish for some reason... I haven't really owned a card from these guys though. Perhaps the competition became too stiff.
Was it because they were cheesy?


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#21
AsRock
TPU addict
CounterZeus, post: 3560182, member: 77235"
So some false advertising by comparing them to airplanes, not like we don't see that anymore today...

I love my 9-3, I bought it second hand as my first car two years ago, so never saw an ad before :)
That's what matter you love it :), and i am truly happy that you are happy with it.

Was fake a little strong sure but never catch me driving any again that's for sure.

Anyways pretty of subject so if ya want to continue try pm's Thanks.

I have a AMD laptop here and these days it runs like a piece of crap, between MS updates and flash updates have made it pretty unusable.
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#22
bug
Frick, post: 3560082, member: 23907"
That didn't make them fake, that just made them having silly ads. They were properly good cars, generally. The term "over-engineered" was invented just for them.
Until 1990, Saab Automobile was the child of the Saab airplane maker, too. They loved to use that a (mostly marketing) differentiator.

Also, I cannot stop being amazed by people buying the cheapest they can and later complaining about "they don't build them like they used to". :(
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#23
P4-630
The Way It's Meant to be Played
Update @Raevenlord :

"The bankrupt Point of View BV. was in fact only a small part of the Point of View Group and did business primarily in the Benelux."

https://nl.hardware.info/nieuws/50140/nederlands-bedrijf-point-of-view-onterecht-doodverklaard-door-media

Google translate:
https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=https://nl.hardware.info/nieuws/50140/nederlands-bedrijf-point-of-view-onterecht-doodverklaard-door-media&edit-text=&act=url
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#24
kylee
Courts don't "declare" a company to be bankrupt. Bankruptcy is a relief sought by companies or, involuntarily, by their creditors. The declaration is relief-- not some kind of proclamation.

Please revise the title so it actually makes sense.
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