GeFX canned?

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  1. Nebuchadnezzar

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    :shock:

    http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=7615

     
  2. sbp

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    sinking to new lows

    Must be true since the inquirer reported it and they got that "info" from the x-3DFX bulletin board.

    :roll:
     
  3. lwells

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    Yeah, right. Next. :)

    Lucien.
     
  4. BoardBonobo

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    The eight reply down in the original posting seems quite ironic:

    Until I get a link to a respectable news source, this is about as truthful as a report from the Inquirer....


    :D
     
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    heh, this quote cracks me up
    edit: figures! beat to the punch :lol:
     
  6. Nebuchadnezzar

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    What you people have with TheInq? They post as much shit as ANY ohter website, there even right sometimes ... :roll:
     
  7. Mulciber

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    Its funny because TheInq is the one posting a link to this. Its called IRONY :wink:

    Regardless, this is not news, its some wacko fanboy on a 3dfx message board. (although he is a 3dfx Jedi, so I better watch my back :? ) ....;)


    the sad part is that I almost wish this rumor were true. nVidia should just skip the nv30 and gone straight to the nv35. I'd rather have an early nv35 than a late nv30 any day.
     
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    Although i try not to give to much credence (sp?) to the inq. I can see nvidia doing this. if the yields are low, and they had to make shortcuts to get it out the door. they might just try to cut their losses as much as possible and move on to the next series of chips as soon as possible.

    later,
     
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    It's more likely that NV have just temporaily halted the run - happens all the time.
    Maybe NV feel that 100,000 FX5800 and Ultra's sales is all that can be expected at this time as it is aimed at the very smallest market segment.
    It doesn't help that the 9700Pro is in this market segment too and it offers
    nothing to encourage those users to switch.

    But the initial read does make it sound funny :lol: :lol:
     
  10. Joe DeFuria

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    Yeah, I think people are overreating to the "rumor", mostly because it's headlined "GFFX CANNED", which to me implies that it won't ship at all. (Which of couse, is not what the details of the rumor say.)

    nVidia decding to halt production at 100K units (either permanently or temporarily, probably pending how quick NV35 can get out the door), is not much of a shock at all. It's actually just common sense based on the current competitive landscape.
     
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    If I wrote enough that I'd covered almost every possiblty I'd be right sometimes too :D ;)
     
  13. K.I.L.E.R

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    My blatent guesses and rumours also come true sometimes, though it doesn't mean they are reliable.
     
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    I agree, it is a waste to either not release it like 3dfx always did, or to try and force it. I personally think that Nvidia may be loosing money on every card they sell, and perhaps they look at it like an investment to get back in the high end, if only for a little while.
     
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    So we have confirmation? :p (simpsons reference)
     
  16. Johnny Rotten

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    While nvidia will want to put a brave face forward on the FX, in reality they cant NOT see the truth. I suspect they'll want to put the FX to pasture as soon as they possibly can.
     
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    http://www.nordichardware.se/artiklar/Intervjuer/English/nVidia/

    Yes, apparently a long-planned stopping of production = canning something.
     
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    In the Nordic hardware interview, NVidia said that initially GeForce FX's would be in short supply. If they are indeed only going to build 100,000 ever, it appears that they will never be in good supply (unless demand is quite small).

    I can see NVidia doing this if the NV35 is coming out quite soon (May?), or if they are subsidizing the board makers to make the NV30, or both.

    Get that GeForce FX: it may be a collector's item!
     
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    I think the point is that demand *is* small for $400 video cards, especially this one, and I think NVIDIA has been planning on doing a limited production of it for a while now.
     
  20. Joe DeFuria

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    Yes, probably since the Radeon9700 launch.
     
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