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Honestly, who cares?!
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Honestly, who cares?!
I care. I would like to know why.
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I'd like to hazard a guess, that since nVidia cards tend to retail for more on average than ATI cards, then there is more profit to be made in nVidia, as they can squeeze the margins a bit more. They are all businesses at the end of the day, and their ultimate motivation has to be money. I'd be interested to hear what the companies' replies would be though, if any.
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I care. I would like to know why.
Because that's the way it is?!

Its business. Different deals, different suppliers, distributors etc.

Why do they HAVE to have the same amount of re-sellers each?
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Because that's the way it is?!

Its business. Different deals, different suppliers, distributors etc.

Why do they HAVE to have the same amount of re-sellers each?
Jeese man don't get your panties in a ringer, its just the internet. Take a chill pill.
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Jeese man don't get your panties in a ringer, its just the internet. Take a chill pill.
Hehe, I'm not getting annoyed or anything. The internet just sucks at conveying my emotions
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Hehe, I'm not getting annoyed or anything. The internet just sucks at conveying my emotions
Ah ok, no hard feelings. I don't really care which brand has more suppliers. I just think it would be interesting to see what XFX and EVGA say about why they don't sell ATI stuff.
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post #18 of 25
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Ah ok, no hard feelings. I don't really care which brand has more suppliers. I just think it would be interesting to see what XFX and EVGA say about why they don't sell ATI stuff.
Quite likely because they have signed contracts restricting them from "playing for the other team"?
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OK, here's my theory.

ATI releases its own cards. Like, they sell cards with the ATI brand name on it. nVidia doesn't, they give all of their reference cards to the other companies. When huge corporations need ATI video cards, particularly FireGL cards, they probably get them straight from ATI, which is roughly the equivalent of an OEM card. Thus, since the "big money" goes to ATI, fewer companies are willing to carry ATI products. I say "big money" because the enthusiast market is tiny, at least when compared to corporations buying thousands of PCs at a time.

So, my theory is, since nVidia doesn't release their own OEM cards like ATI does, more companies will pick up their cards, because they have a shot at being the #1 distributor for nVidia. ATI already holds that title for its own cards.

Of course, I may be completely wrong. It has been known to happen.
    
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Lol thats your opinion, and how long have you been into comps ?
It just seems to me that your opinion of the "great" companys is
kinda skewed , ATI's mfg's are better on the whole , ATI will only deal
with companys that have a established and proven track record in pc industry
and as far as im concerned eVGA , BFG , and most of these Nvidia brands are just new
companys in the grand scheme of things ,and got big by selling nvidia exclusivley and
not much else , in fact Nvidia does not make cards, ATI does , thereby most ATI cards
they make themselves, they sell more in-house made product than anything. Nvidia simply does not use that bussiness model . Hope that answers your question.
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