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    Nvidia now expected to dump GeForce FX??

    Nvidia now expected to dump GeForce FX

    ATI competition heating up

    By Mike Magee: Friday 07 February 2003, 11:22


    SOURCES CLOSE to Nvidia tell the INQUIRER that the graphics firm has told its partners that the GeForce FX is likely to be discontinued, with the firm instead concentrating on the NV35 platform.
    The sources said that the firm has made the move because of an update that its bitter rival ATI is expected to soon roll out of the door.

    Nvidia could not be contacted for confirmation at press time, but earlier this week a PR representative said that he "could not comment" on the previous reports.

    Insiders had told the INQ earlier this year that Nvidia was only forecasting 100,000 units of the GeForce FX to ship before the end of May.

    The boards were all being manufactured by one outsourcing company to Nvidia's specifications, and the partners were expected to re-brand the GeForce FX with their own boxes and different colour fans.

    We're attempting to get more on this later today. If the reports are confirmed it's an expensive business for both Nvidia and its partners. At press time it wasn't clear whether the existing GPUs will be sold. But another source told us that it will stick with the ones it already has produced and that are in production, so won't ramp that production up.

    It will also wait and see the reaction from customers and press reviewers to assess the right quantity to ship. There may be only as few as 10,000 GPUs currently produced, that source added.
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    You didn't know?

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    discontinue it ???? but why ?????



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    lol, i had no idea.
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    Death to the GeForce FX?

    Some idiot started this thread a while ago.
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    All i know is that iam sticking with ati
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    The Inquirer has infor that the first batch will be divided between its partiners (MSI, BFG, GainWard...) on Feb 20th (today), but you will not see the cards right away. 8000 is to goto Dell (likely QuantroFX cards) and 2000 will goto each of nVidia's other pertiners. That does not make for too many cards.

    ATI on the other hand is to anounce their R350 cored Radeon 9800 and 9800Pro using a modified Radeon 9700 core (R300) still using the .15 micron core. It is supposed to be clocked at 375-400Mhz core with 375MHz memory. With the new optimizations it is supposed to perform about 40% faster than the Radeon 9700 Pro. There is supposed to be a Radeon 9900 and 9900 Pro following shortly after with the same specs, but 256MB memory. July will bring the R400 core and the Radeon 10K likely (pro and non pro if they stick to their currant formulas).
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    nice info, sorry threeonthree, my apologies
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    Is it a violation of the AUP to call yourself an idiot?
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    The 9800/9800 Pros are due out in April (R350), the 9900/9900 Pros due soon after and the 10000/10000 pros due in July! I thought the 6 month product cycle was a bit fast. Now ATI has reduced it to 3 months!!!

    What does the R400 bring to the table when compared to the R350 which is itself up to 40% faster than the R300? I have an 8500 now.

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