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post #11 of 36
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Originally Posted by Chopes
Why could this be? Wouldn't allowing that type of sale boost their own profits from other consumers gazing at the high clocks? Also, what prevents the manufactures from ocing anyways, is there some contract that they signed saying its illigal for them to do so?
Some manufacturers clocked the 7900GTs they sold too far for every card to keep up with, leading to a lot of returns on "faulty hardware" which nVidia got a lot of the blame for. nVidia could refuse to serve them chips in the future or just cut back on their supply as punishment for going against their wishes. The card manufacturers will have to sign a contract with nVidia anyway to supply cards based on the G80 chip, and one of the clauses in the contract would be the banning of overclocking. I think some of the manufacturers will go ahead and release special editions that are either tested and verified to work or sign a deal with nVidia absolving them of any blame should things start blowing up.
post #12 of 36
It sort good because I seen about thousands of title here on the forum go like this
"RMA MY 7900GT" "RMA MY 79xx"
SO I sort happy.
    
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They mean no "Pre-Overclocked" cards from manufacturers, like BFG, XFX, and EVGA will not be allowed to sell overclocked cards....you can still overclock the cards cause the clock frequency is not lock
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ATI did not allow their board partners OC cards for years
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Originally Posted by sladesurfer
... you can still overclock the card cause the clock frequency is not lock

or is it?...
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i think its good cause less pre-overclock from manufacturers means lower price for us and you can just overclock it yourself
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post #17 of 36
When sales dprop they will change therr mind!
Why you say...
We are OCers so who cares if they are OCED out of the box. It's the masive sales of those who know not of this or assume a slightly OCed retail unit is better than the nonOCed Retail unit.
People buy because of the numbers on the package! That is where the money is made, not with us, we are but a very very small slice of the pie!
    
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post #18 of 36
We can overclock.

Pre-Overclocked cards resulted in too many failures, and thus in a bad reputation for nVidia.
    
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post #19 of 36
Could be time to go ATI anyway with the $600 tag on the 88xx series.

Those cards should be COMPLETELY unlocked for that kinda money like the ATI cards are...sheesh
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Could be time to go ATI anyway with the $600 tag on the 88xx series.

Those cards should be COMPLETELY unlocked for that kinda money like the ATI cards are...sheesh
Who is to say ATI's response to nvidia's next gen won't be as expensive? Anyways, as long as cards remain unlocked for the end user I have no problem.
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