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I've said this before and I'll say it again; for a long time we wanted no more than any other media when it came to NVIDIA support. Discovering out strength since being based out of Taiwan now, though, we expect a higher level of treatment. What's the worst case for us? We continue to release reviews without an NDA signed and reap the benefits that the traffic brings in and helps us grow bigger and bigger.
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Isn't TweakTown the guys who always leak reviews early?

If so, no wonder they get the cold shoulder.
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Who cares what TT has to say? Their reviews are complete garbage and the game suite is out dated. They're just butt hurt because Nvidia chooses not to deal with them.
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Isn't TweakTown the guys who always leak reviews early?
If so, no wonder they get the cold shoulder.

They're NDA-free because they actually have to buy the graphics cards unlike other reviewers...

Nvidia is incredibly arrogant. When AMD tried to buy Nvidia, Nvidia's CEO wanted to be the CEO of both AMD and Nvidia.

They also refuse to give Linux proper drives. I wish they would just die off, but then that would cause a monopoly in the graphics card industry.
Edited by tahayassen - 8/17/12 at 4:54pm
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They're NDA-free because they actually have to buy the graphics cards unlike other reviewers...
NVidia is incredibly arrogant. When AMD tried to buy Nvidia, Nvidia's CEO wanted to be the CEO of both AMD and Nvidia.
They also refuse to give Linux proper drives. I wish they would just die off, but then that would cause a monopoly in the graphics card industry.

What else would you say if you were CEO of a prospering company at the point of a potential take-over by a company that is not doing quite as well as yours.
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Makes me wonder what type of pressure these supposed neutral review sites feel to post positive recommendations about the hardware they review.
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What else would you say if you were CEO of a prospering company at the point of a potential take-over by a company that is not doing quite as well as yours.

What? AMD was doing incredibly well at the time. In fact, they were doing so well that they had enough money to buy Nvidia. If AMD can buy Nvidia, I'm not sure how Nvidia would be doing better than AMD.

This is the reason why XFX stopped making Nvidia cards.
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Oh, and don't get me started on PhysX. rolleyes.gif
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What? AMD was doing incredibly well at the time. In fact, they were doing so well that they had enough money to buy Nvidia. If AMD can buy Nvidia, I'm not sure how Nvidia would be doing better than AMD.
This is the reason why XFX stopped making Nvidia cards.

This is the reason why XFX stopped making Nvidia cards?
I think it was more like why XFX wasn't given nvidia cards to sell anymore wink.gif
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XFX was actually selling and supporting Nvidia cards, just not Fermi based ones. The story is rather simple. XFX started selling ATI, Nvidia got mad and told them that they won’t get Fermi based cards. XFX wanted to offer AMD boards and many gamers actually saw this as a great move and because it could make some nice money and market share of course.

Nvidia didn’t cut XFX completely off as the company continued to sell anything from Nvidia but Fermi. Over the summer Nvidia launched the rest of Geforce GTX 400 family, but they didn’t give any to XFX.

XFX told us earlier that as of this day, they officially stop selling any Nvidia cards. This is a direct action after Nvidia’s decision to de-authorise XFX from approved partner list. The decision to stop working with Nvidia doesn’t surprise us as Nvidia simply didn’t send any Fermi chips to XFX and they were encouraging channel partners not to work with XFX, and therefore XFX simply could not sell enough Nvidia cards.

So the partnership is over from both sides and end users can simply stop hoping to see any Nvidia based XFX cards in any near future. Of course end users will suffer and they will simple have to go in some other Nvidia partner's direction.

AMD will of course be jumping to the roof as they and their supporters will profit. If you want XFX you will have to match it with AMD which potentially means more sales for AMD’s graphics part, something that we use to call ATI.

Edited by USFORCES - 8/17/12 at 5:12pm
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I'm not really going to take Trash Town's word on this though it's probably true anyway. And I've only ever heard bad experiences with XFX. A number of guys on Gfaqs PC forum picked up one of those XFX 7950s a while ago, like 3 of 4 were DoA. No wonder it was going for so cheap
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