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Gainward to Become a Neutral Board Partner

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  1. btarunr

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    Traditionally a board partner with NVIDIA, Gainward, a subsidiary of Palit, decides to become a neutral board vendor selling graphics cards featuring GPUs from both NVIDIA and AMD/ATI.

    They have slated versions of the Radeon HD4800 series for release soon. These cards will feature the usual Gainward-exclusive features such as the EXPERTool, to monitor the GPU temperature and fan speed of the GPU, In addition, possible changes fan speed, frequency kernel GPU, memory and Shader unit.

    Would other NVIDIA board partners follow suit? Only time will tell.

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    cool, anyone else getting the feeling these vendors are finally seeing something significant and wanting to spread their eggs into a few baskets now ^^

    Go ATI...
     
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    soon all integrators will be "NEUTRAL" Nvidia we'll lose them because of the strict price and marketing decisions so Ati will have the 40% market share or more till end of year
     
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  4. candle_86 New Member

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    nah not all

    EVGA, BFG, PNY, and XFX im sure don't wish to loose there Teir one priviliges
     
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    soon they won't have only privileges instead of money
     
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    interesting.. maybe this ati 4000 series rocks so much that other vendors will be neutral soon too.. btw gainward has not updated its website yet to show the 4000 series cards..
     
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    One of my contacts told me that Gainward has an intention to completely drop Nvidia, considering their current lineup...
     
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    Well this had to be coming sooner or later.

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    NV's lineup is a mess and then some.
     
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    its that pricing thing by nvidia thats causing all of this.
     
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    Interesting.

    I didnt know Gainward was a subsidiary of Palit.

    There is no need for them to do this, UNLESS, they think the Gainward brand is a stronger brand than Palit. (It IS in my opinion).

    Since no company likes to compete with itself, and the Gainward brand is the stronger brand, then I think that Palit will disappear from the market and just become a "holding company".
     
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    I didnt know that either. Id like to get me a gainward 4870 and a palit 4870 for Xfire though :D
     
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    UMAP is really pissing off board partners, as they're have trouble getting profits, a small company like gainward, thats being told what price to sell the cards at, will have a harder time competing with the incentives like what evga offers. you can buy the same card from both gainward and evga, for the same price, but evga will most likely offer you a step up plan, whereas gainward cant, so which do you pick? evga of course, leaving gainward in some trouble thanks to UMAP
     
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    Gainward is a huge company at least in the APAC region. The only brands that succeed in selling uber-1337 cards in the Indian markets are Gainward (back since the GeForce 4 days), EVGA, MSI and ASUS for NV and HIS, Sapphire and Palit for ATI (that's right, Palit sells more ATI stuff here than NV).
     
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    Call it a hunch, but I seriously doubt you'll see Palit disappearing and becoming a holding company. ;)
     
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    Gainward was a more Common Name, with the Golden Sample Boards, until just a few years ago when they decided to stop making cards for US shipping.

     
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    Perhaps they are consolidating brands across continents.

    They have:
    Palit
    Gainward
    Xpertvision

    In continental Europe, Gainward is strong, XpertVision medium, Palit weak. Perhaps in the US/Asia that order is completely different. So they will use the strongest brand name in each region. Makes sense.
     
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    nvidia doing well in old times, but last times they become do unfair ways , to reach high score in 3d mark or deals with games company's to make perfect support nvidia card's , so now ati card's doing well , and nice price that got more costumers , am use nvidia now but ati is really good , ati go better than nvidia
     
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    I believe XpertVision was the big one here out of those 3, there is 1 company that i wish would come back- Hercules.

     
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    yea xpertvision in the US, i never heard of palit here till back in 07 to be honest actully. Gainward also used to be common and popular but they have all but vanished.

    I miss Prolink Pixelview they had some sweet cards but i never see there stuff anymore
     
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    Ya if there was Hercules Boards again, id certainly Pick one up.
     
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