It seems that nVidia released its GF4 too early...
The GF4 GPU is very unstable : more you play with, more it become unstable!! It seems that after a long period of testing, the chip is getting hotter and hotter, thus making the chip more and more unstable.
nVidia is working hard on this issue, but nearly all GF4 card out there are going to be recalled !! Their should be replaced with new card, empty of this bug.
Nvidia want don't revel this news... I know this from someone working for a compagny which has some kind of relations with nVidia... But i will not tell you who he is or what is the name of that compagny, to protect them.
Damn, just look how those GF4 GPU are getting hotter and hotter when you are playing...
Little advice : don't buy a GF4 card until nVidia fixed this bug !! (in 3 month may be) or simply buy something else !!
Originally posted by zic700: I know this from someone working for a compagny which has some kind of relations with nVidia...but i will not tell you who he is or what is the name of that compagny, to protect them.
Actually, I heard this too. Last weekend, I was in the cinema sitting next to someone whose niece once had a blind date with the second cousin of the janitor who empties the wastebasket of the vet who gave a check-up to one of nVidia's programmer's cocker spaniel, and he said the same.
Just out of curiosity, zic, you wouldn't be the CEO of ATI, would you?
Someones doing the rounds
Just seen this 'word for word' over at one of the 3DFX boards.
i think i saw this over at the arstechnica forums too...
Man, if you look up "troll" in the dictionary, you'll probably see "see zic700." This loser has posted this SAME EXACT thing at Anandtech's forum! And yes, he only has ONE post over there too. FREAKIN' ANNOYING! This could VERY likely be some ATI zealot making his rounds!
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I guess rumours like that don't float to good around here. I dont think chip temp deteriorate like that and likely they have been heavily testing working silicon for six months and the production suilicon for 3 months.
Also The Inquirer has said that the chip actually seems to be clocking better then expected and even though the 4600 is spec'd for 300Mhz, some companies will ship theirs at 330Mhz or more.
Plus the fact this is his first post does not add too much to the credibility of the post.
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I sure hope he doesn't work for ATI's driver crew.
No, what he said is true! There is no need for a recall, as nVidia says you can fix the problem by changing a jumper on the video card. It turns out that some cards were shipped with this jumper set on "run too hot" instead of "normal"
"Going with the flow" may just take you to the sewer.
Give what you cannot keep to gain what you cannot lose.
One of the reasons I like the Rage3D board so much is that every so often you get a post like this with some "secret information" and the guy in question normally gets slated...
...but sometimes the post is followed up by "Here are some benchmarks..." and "Here are some screenies..." and "Here's a photo of me creeping around the ATI lab at 4am in the morning", "Here's me shaking Dave Orton's hand..." etc. Makes it worth sticking around even though there's quite alot of **** flying around in there! I haven't even registered, I just like to watch.
Like for an example; someone's recently reported a fix for the high-polygon bug that's plagued the 8500 since its launch. It should be incorporated into an up-and-coming set of drivers. They've backed it up with benchmarks and have enough respect on the board that some people take their word as law. A couple of guys on that board figured out the 8500 BIOS flashing/pencil mod process, and their are a few people who write the code for some of the Radeon tweaking programs that are widely used. An ATI dude, can't remember his name, even frequents the forum and provides feedback sometimes. Good stuff.
More # please...
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