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post #11 of 20
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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
Too bad you don't understand why NVIDIA didn't "hand over" the SLI license...
actually i've already debated that many times before. from a business standpoint, no nehalem = death for their chipsets in a few years + a drop in the number of video cards people buy.. since nehalem is going to be the top dog much like c2d was for a LONG time. now that the 4870x2 will be competitive ith the GT200 with a better price/performance ratio, nvidia has something to worry about.

i've been a nvidia fanboy for a long time so dont call me a troll. their 9xxx series and lack of sli support for nehalem has made me jump ship


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Originally Posted by Xombie View Post
Actually gfx cards are about the only things you should be buying these days... Since when Nehalem comes out, all other motherboards, RAM, CPUs, etc. will go obsolete. You won't be able to use anything from your old DDR2 PC except for the gfx card. So Nvidia hasn't lost any money at all.
actually, i was referring to my new build. i rarely upgrade, and usually just sell my old build and get a totally new rig
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post #12 of 20
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Too bad you don't understand why NVIDIA didn't "hand over" the SLI license...
Irrelevant. If Nehalem + SLI = impossible, then nvidia = failboat.

Who cares if the chipset sales from nvidia would suffer. Their chipsets suck, and they just need to put all their money into developing GPUs and such, not this chipset rubbish.
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post #13 of 20
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Originally Posted by 003 View Post
Their chipsets suck
How so?
post #14 of 20
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Originally Posted by scottb75 View Post
How so?
They clock poorly and have poor RAM compatibility. SLI also scales very poorly compared to CF. This is partially from how SLI is physically run.
post #15 of 20
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How so?
they run hot and dont overclock as well as the Intel counterparts. I know this from experience. if i wasnt running SLI i would definately be on a intel board.
   
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post #16 of 20
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Irrelevant. If Nehalem + SLI = impossible, then nvidia = failboat.
there's not a lot of people who go the SLI route. they'll still kill in gfx card sales
post #17 of 20
their chipsets arent the best but they arent bad...and they will still sell plenty of graphics cards
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post #18 of 20
50% faster? Great! That means 30FPS instead of 20FPS in Crysis! lolz. Ok, I'm only half joking.
    
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post #19 of 20
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there's not a lot of people who go the SLI route. they'll still kill in gfx card sales
But, consider that Nehalem chipsets will still support CrossFire. Now figure that two HD4870's will probably cost less and could perform better than a single GTX280. The lack of SLI and presence of a cheaper/better solution could be very bad for GTX280 sales. There isn't as much of a reason to buy a single GTX280 if you know you won't be able to upgrade to SLI later.
post #20 of 20
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But, consider that Nehalem chipsets will still support CrossFire. Now figure that two HD4870's will probably cost less and could perform better than a single GTX280. The lack of SLI and presence of a cheaper/better solution could be very bad for GTX280 sales. There isn't as much of a reason to buy a single GTX280 if you know you won't be able to upgrade to SLI later.
you just summarized what im trying to say
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