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Turns out NVIDIA, AMD and ATI have been accused of some antitrust shenanigans, with the DoJ alleging the firms "have engaged in a contract combination, trust or conspiracy, the effect of which was to raise the prices at which they sold graphics processing units and cards to artificially inflated levels."
SOURCE: http://www.engadget.com/2006/12/08/n...-price-fixing/

Don't tell me this story's already been posted because this is different than the original post.
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No, this specific article may not have been posted but I think you should combine articles that are about the same thing, even if they're from different sources, into one thread with an all encompassing title instead of posting separate threads.
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The DoJ doesn't understand the graphics market so I doubt AMD and NVIDIA are going to lose in court
    
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The DoJ doesn't understand the graphics market so I doubt AMD and NVIDIA are going to lose in court
That is true, but if the parts nvidia & amd are manufacturing cost way less to actually manufacture than they are selling them, isn't that unfair?

I'm not saying that its cheap to make a videocard, because the actual machines or whatever that are used to make them are expensive, and the education to know how to do it is expensive but that's like me selling watches that cost me $2 to make and just because my name is Omega you buy it for $5,000 (just an example, I don't know how much they cost to make).
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This was posted 2 days ago.....
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So if it happened ATI did that before AMD bought them?
If that is the case, AMD get the ball and chain for ATI's alleged doings
    
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The DoJ doesn't understand the graphics market so I doubt AMD and NVIDIA are going to lose in court
Apparently *you* don't understand free-market economics.
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Apparently *you* don't understand free-market economics.
Exactly.
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That is true, but if the parts nvidia & amd are manufacturing cost way less to actually manufacture than they are selling them, isn't that unfair?

I'm not saying that its cheap to make a videocard, because the actual machines or whatever that are used to make them are expensive, and the education to know how to do it is expensive but that's like me selling watches that cost me $2 to make and just because my name is Omega you buy it for $5,000 (just an example, I don't know how much they cost to make).
Unfair? I don't know what perfect world you live it, but capitalism is all about finding the dumb guy and selling him something for a lot more than it cost you to make. I congratulate companies for ripping people off. If you want the video cards to be cheaper, organize a nationwide boycott.
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Unfair? I don't know what perfect world you live it, but capitalism is all about finding the dumb guy and selling him something for a lot more than it cost you to make. I congratulate companies for ripping people off. If you want the video cards to be cheaper, organize a nationwide boycott.
when you boycott the chip giants for a via cpu with a matrox card and can show that it does the same thing as an nvidia/ati card with an amd/intel cpu i'll follow in a second. but in the mean time i like having over 5fps on quake 3
    
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