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post #11 of 27
Damn. Time to sell my 8800GTs and mobo and get a Xfire mobo and 2 3580s...
post #12 of 27
Weren't they originally gonna call this the 3690?
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post #13 of 27
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Originally Posted by alawadhi3000 View Post
I read that CPUs cost like $30 to produce, but Research & Development cost Billions

so when you pay $200 for a CPU, you pay a huge percentage of price to Research cost instead of actual manufacturing cost ^_^
Don't forget the cost of the constantly changing machinery these things are made on. They probably cost way into the millions per machine.
    
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post #14 of 27
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Yeah , this aggressive step makes me wonder; what is the real manufacturing cost of these chips?
It costs what, $5.00 to make one? They would never sell one at manufacturing price. There are so many other factors that go into the production of a video card, like research and development, shipping, testing, advertisement, and employment.
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post #15 of 27
your missing somthing... its called Profit.
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post #16 of 27
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Originally Posted by HrnyGoat View Post
Weren't they originally gonna call this the 3690?
The 3690 was an unofficial product from Sapphire, this is an actual release by ATI.
    
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post #17 of 27
has anyone ever thought about how they are dropping prices to make room for the 4000 series that is supposed to come out late Q2
post #18 of 27
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The 3690 was an unofficial product from Sapphire, this is an actual release by ATI.
Also, since this GPU has the full 320 SPs, it is classified in the 3800 family. The 3600 family has less SPs.
    
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post #19 of 27
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Wow its 128-bit, so that means its going to be slightly better than an 8600GTS...
Yeas, because it has 3 times more SP than 2600 XT .. and 2600XT is very close to 8600GT
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post #20 of 27
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Wow its 128-bit, so that means its going to be slightly better than an 8600GTS...
no, its going to be MUCH better than an 8600GTS...

all this is is a 3850 with a gimped memory bus
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