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I'd love to know the root cause for his intense hatred of Nvidia. I'm sure they did something to aggravate the guy.

Though I must say that as mostly Nvidia user over the years, I've always liked their cards, but their business practices over the last year are highly questionable.
Their business practices over the life of the company have been highly questionable. Like the time they stole the graphics IP from SGI and incorporated it into their own products (SGI is still getting paid over that issue). Or the time they tried to poach the graphics technology division from SUN who sued for a cease and desist.

There are more...

Most company's are guilty of similar conduct. You have to look deep behind the lines as several of the settlements never make it to the news sections.
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At the risk of sounding simplistic, I'm going to have to say: QQ

If you're experiencing a down-turn if profits, the last thing you want to do is possibly alienate the people you do business with. Complaining isn't going to fix problems.
    
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At the risk of sounding simplistic, I'm going to have to say: QQ

If you're experiencing a down-turn if profits, the last thing you want to do is possibly alienate the people you do business with. Complaining isn't going to fix problems.
He's a reporter, and hes not trying to fix anything... so he can QQ all he wants lol.
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He's a reporter, and hes not trying to fix anything... so he can QQ all he wants lol.
I was obviously talking about nVidia, not the reporter. Note the second sentence of my post in question.
Edited by Choggs396 - 7/7/08 at 1:23pm
    
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At the risk of sounding simplistic, I'm going to have to say: QQ

If you're experiencing a down-turn if profits, the last thing you want to do is possibly alienate the people you do business with. Complaining isn't going to fix problems.
Nvidia isn't complaining, so I figured you were talking about the reporter
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Nvidia isn't complaining, so I figured you were talking about the reporter
Are you kidding me?

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The official line is: "While we have not been able to determine a root cause for these failures, testing suggests a weak material set of die/package combination, system thermal management designs, and customer use patterns are contributing factors". Parsing that, you see that they are blaming fabs and packaging suppliers first, OEMs second, and those damn users third, but they have no fault here, NV can do no wrong.

This is really dangerous for three reasons: they are annoying suppliers, annoying OEMs and annoying users. Last we checked, they need all three to remain in business.
If you don't want to call that complaining, fine. I just call it as I see it.
    
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Nvidia has never worked flawlessly for me. I have overlooked their flaws though because they were outperforming current stuff (back when S939 was king and the X2 was kicking the PentiumDs in the nads lol) but ever since this rift with Intel where you could not get a decent SLI board I just stopped using them altogether.

As an experienced builder and OCer I could overcome the weirdness and get results from Nv chipsetted mobos...but why bother? Unless I had to build an SLI rig I would never reccomend an Nv chipsetted board to a client...never. They are a royal PITA to get a stable OC out of and now that ATI is back in the game why would anyone want the aggravation?
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Nvidia is doing fine. It is seating on so much cash... I see this as a good opportunity to invest in Nvidia stocks.
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I think its possible that the package manufacturers were producing faulty goods; afterall, there have also been reports of HD4870's failing prematurely aswell!
    
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post #20 of 50
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Originally Posted by Choggs396 View Post
Are you kidding me?



If you don't want to call that complaining, fine. I just call it as I see it.
That's not complaining, Thats blaming people.

Not even somewhat similar.

I'm not in any way defending Nvidia though, so don't mistake it as that. After all the stunts they've pulled recently, I don't think its even possible to defend them anymore.
Edited by HugeDink - 7/7/08 at 2:48pm
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