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NVIDIA Asks Card Makers to Reduce Manufacturing Costs of 8800 GT Cards

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the board does not get any thinner, just less layers with tracks running through, more filler layers,
with cutting out the uneeded stuff and more room between the tracked layers the interference may be less,
dont really see what the fuss is about, its just a pcb redesign, like 8800gt rev2
 

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Well, it is good to read possitive news about ATI/AMD. :) Those people that shot down ATI for giving up on the high end card and instead focusing on the more "affordable" price range might finally see the light. This also points out how competition is good for BOTH Nvidia and ATI fans.

Did ATI seriously only have a 10% market share before the 3800 series was released? I had no idea things were THAT bad for them. :eek: These new cards really helped them out a lot.

I know like 4 people in my small little town in nebraska that got a HD 3800 series card :laugh:

Dont worry ATi will dominate the highend area with there HD 3870X2 and HD 3850X2 series :rockout: im gonna get a HD 3850X2 and do tri crossfire when I get my :respect:790FX board
 
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now assuming ati are making money this is all good for us lot.. ati are forcing nvidia to drop their prices.. which means nvidia have to cut costs to keep making the same profits..

once u accept the fact the 8800gt was never intended to sell at the price ati are forcing it to sell at its all clear enough..

i dont suppose such news was meant for public consumption thow..

but the only real news is the stuff u aint supposed to hear.. the rest is public management..

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I know like 4 people in my small little town in nebraska that got a HD 3800 series card :laugh:

Dont worry ATi will dominate the highend area with there HD 3870X2 and HD 3850X2 series :rockout: im gonna get a HD 3850X2 and do tri crossfire when I get my :respect:790FX board

and again ati will lead and nvidia react.. they can copy the idea easy.. but they wont like doing it at ati prices.. u will see 8800gt x 2..

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If manufacturs did reduce the cost of the GT cards I would buy one, but untill then I'll save my money.:toast:
 

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hmmm . . . possibly the first panic (re)action from nVidia that might cause them to slip-up?



. . . hmmm . . .
 

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As soon ATI begin to take some share of the market...Nvidia start to "lower" the prices...So if we "help" ATI , buiyng theyre stuff , means the final consumer benefits from that...Let´s contribute for restarting the "war" bettwin them and all will win...:toast:
 

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Good point though I wouldn't buy an inferior product for the sake of some companies' war. We have to look for VFM: More you get for what you pay.

But I have to admit, the HD3000 series so far has been a huge success and ATI was able to cash in on the segment of buyers ($169 ~ $269) better than NVidia did, at least this X-mas shopping season.
 

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Don't know what's NVIDIA up to, as these cards compeate much better with HD38x0 series, no need to do anything about 8800GT (other than produse more!):

NVIDIA GeForce 8800GS 192-bit 384MB and 768MB First Look
http://forums.techpowerup.com/showthread.php?t=48223
 

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Less layers does not mean more heat, but means more heat will be transfered. Capacitors and resistors break down from heat. This could mean a card that does not last as long, esp. since these cards already run hot.
 

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Less layers does not mean more heat, but means more heat will be transfered. Capacitors and resistors break down from heat. This could mean a card that does not last as long, esp. since these cards already run hot.

rational argument. If they fix the stock cooler, it wont be a problem (trust me, you can run a GT passive.. the stock coolers simply suck)
 
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