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NVIDIA finally busts out the GF100

Discussion in 'Technology' started by praktik, Mar 27, 2010.

  1. praktik

    praktik TRIBE Member

    and yet it doesn't look like we're going to see much of a price war... :(

    anandtech:

    Once these cards do go on sale, NVIDIA is telling us that the actual launch supply is going to be in the tens-of-thousands of units. How many tens-of-thousands? We have no idea. For the sake of comparison AMD had around 30,000 units for the 5800 series launch, and those were snapped up in an instant. We don’t think NVIDIA’s cards will sell quite as quickly due to the pricing and the fact that there’s viable competition for this launch, but it’s possible to have tens-of-thousands of units and still sell out in a heartbeat. This is something we’ll be watching intently in a couple of weeks.

    The availability situation also has us concerned about card prices. NVIDIA is already starting off behind AMD in terms of pricing flexibility; 500mm3+ dies and 1.5GB of RAM does not come cheap. If NVIDIA does manage to sell the GTX 400 series as fast as they can send cards out then there’s a good chance there will be a price hike. AMD is in no rush to lower prices and NVIDIA’s higher costs mean that if they can get a higher price they should go for it. With everything we’ve seen from NVIDIA and AMD, we’re not ready to rule out any kind of price hike, or to count on any kind of price war.​

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  2. praktik

    praktik TRIBE Member

    Have a look at the power draw with the 480 SLI: over 850 watts!!

    unbelievable... people will probably notice that on their electric bills right away...:)
     

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