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post #31 of 65
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Originally Posted by iggster View Post
clueless...

take the tinfoil hat off please
How is this a clueless post? I think it's quite valid. There was an article that reported on nVidia partners who are having to dig deep because nVidia puts pricing restrictions on them.

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post #32 of 65
I wouldn't be surprised if other companies followed suite.
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post #33 of 65
Neither would I.

These companies are in it to make money, not prove their loyalty and go down with the ship. I'd like to see more of it both ways actually. Then we'd have more competition on both sides.
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post #34 of 65
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I don't blame them as the price nvidia is charging for GTX 260 & 280 is absurd.
Agree, that's why ATI is taking the advantage of it right now.
 
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post #35 of 65
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So Palit will stick with Nvidia and Gainwood turns into the AMD side of the company
What ? Palit has already started making ATi cards. http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum...-review-7.html
post #36 of 65
so what reseller is like evga or xfx on atis side?
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so what reseller is like evga or xfx on atis side?
VisionTek, Gainward, and Palit are the only ones that come close. AIBs are one of the things ATI has always never had enough of.
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so what reseller is like evga or xfx on atis side?
VisionTek is (or was) the closest you can find but their newest offerings only carry a 3 year warranty instead of the typical lifetime warranty.

If Diamond or another reseller would come out with an all encompassing warranty like XFX or EVGA then you'd see them just clean up on things on that side.
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post #39 of 65
Honestly how useful is a lifetime warranty? In 3 years the card is going to be quite slow and you probably won't have it.

Remember what was around in 2005...

7800GTX was king. How many are still using the 7800GTX?

So 3 year warranty is probably sufficient.
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Gainward cards overclock like crazy, or at least previous generations of cards did. This could be very interesting!
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