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jmke 28th December 2007 17:02

NVIDIA Asks Partners to lower cost of 8800 GT
 
Nvidia recently contacted its graphics card partners asking them to reduce the number PCB board layers used in GeForce 8800 GT-based graphics cards from ten to six in order to reduce manufacturing costs and so lower the card's ASP (average selling price) in the market. The redesign would allow the Nvidia cards to compete in terms of pricing with AMD's Radeon HD 3800 series products, according to sources at graphics card makers.

http://www.digitimes.com/mobos/a20071228PD207.html

Faiakes 28th December 2007 17:29

So what does that mean?
Will the cards be of reduced quality?

jmke 28th December 2007 19:01

most likely less higher overclocks, but cheaper cards to make:)

Shogun 28th December 2007 19:22

Quote:

Originally Posted by jmke (Post 161996)
most likely less higher overclocks, but cheaper cards to make:)

That's also what I see happening once the price cut happens, but...

with manufacturers saving $10 per card, will the drop in performance be noticeable for average consumers?

jmke 28th December 2007 19:30

there will be no drop in performance for 8800 GT reference card:)

jakebot 28th December 2007 21:03

i've been wanting one
 
i take this as a good thing... all nvidia's partners do is bump up the clock speed say 50mhz and say ok... $50 more. this way you can get a GOOD evga card that's not "superclocked" for less and just do it yourself.

Faiakes 29th December 2007 01:21

Quote:

Originally Posted by jakebot (Post 162004)
i take this as a good thing... all nvidia's partners do is bump up the clock speed say 50mhz and say ok... $50 more. this way you can get a GOOD evga card that's not "superclocked" for less and just do it yourself.

Actually, that is my plan exactly.

I'm also hoping that if the card gets delivered, let's say Jan 2nd, I will manage to step it up within 90 days to a GeForce9 series :super:


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