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post #22 of 29
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i dont see why they snuck it in. i mean they would probably sell more if they said it was 55nm
It's to get people to buy the old stock first. If all cards are perceived as equal, all cards can potentially sell equaly. Advertise 55nm and those 65nm will just sit on shelves.
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i dont see why they snuck it in. i mean they would probably sell more if they said it was 55nm
But then they'd have loads of 65nm parts sitting there doing nothing.
    
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post #24 of 29
I'm gonna have to pass on this. After seeing a few benches on the GTX 295, I think I'm gonna go with Nvidia's Flag ship card this time around. Plus I just bought my GTX 260 216, I would rather save my step up for the GTX 295.
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post #25 of 29
At $290 that's not a very good deal, they were selling an evga gtx280 a few days ago for $300-$30mail in rebate with free 2day shipping.
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post #26 of 29
I read on one site (no i don't remember where so you can chose to ignore me if you need i link or you can google yourself) that nvidia has up to a few tens of thousands of 65nm 260 chips to use up, if thats true then that would be why they wouldn't want ANYONE advertising 55nm chips

The cost of those 65nm chips are huge (due to the size of the chips on the 65nm process etc) and its a loss they cannot afford in the current economic climate, yet alone in thier current market position against the ati 4000 series which they underestimated severely which led to this situation

If they let people advertise the new 55nm chips then they would have to drop the price of the 65nm chips and sell potentially at a loss as well as drop prices on other cards to fit in the price drop on the 65nm 260's and they would lose some serious cash

At least this way they would be able to sell the chips at the same price thus not really losing money on the 65nm chips and making more on the 55nm refresh and thus protecting thier margins

At some point though expect them to allow advertising of 55nm chips, either when the 65nm stock drops down a whole lot, or even sooner in a special deal with some board partners (especially evga) where by they will let them put out a special version (probably as a overclocked card) etc as a perk for being thier favourite partner etc
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post #27 of 29
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Um. Die shrinks make producing chips CHEAPER, so why doesn't the consumer get some of the savings passed on?

nVidia makes no sense to me lately.
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i dont see why they snuck it in. i mean they would probably sell more if they said it was 55nm
NVIDIA has a massive stock of 65nm chips... if they release the 55nm revision as a new card, of course people are going to buy it and the 65nm gets left on the shelves, unless the prices on the 65nm parts are lower, but lowering the prices on 65nm parts is no option since they're already losing money on them and as said before they're out there to make money, not befriend you, and pricing the 55nm parts higher is no option because then it will be no competition to ATi... so they were pretty much forced to sell it as the same card and this way quietly dispose of their 65nm stock.

EDIT: ^Got beaten to it
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Um. Die shrinks make producing chips CHEAPER, so why doesn't the consumer get some of the savings passed on?

nVidia makes no sense to me lately.
because they're losing money on the sales of 65nm to compete with ati's chips that make huge profits.

i'd hazard a guess they might break even with this card :/
    
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post #29 of 29
Just know what your buying, it may not be what you think it is.

Correct one?
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...nufacture=eVGA
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Actual product may not be exactly as shown

Edited by kpo6969 - 12/20/08 at 12:06am
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