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Thread: Nvidia Partners Hiss At Cost Of Pci Express Bridge

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    http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=15007 :

    It's gonna costa fortune (US$5)


    By Fuad Abazovic: Sunday 28 March 2004, 18:36

    TAIWANESE FRIENDS of Nvidia are up in arms about its small translator chip, part of its PCI Express HIS (High Speed Interconnect) shop frontage, but this time it's not the technology that's exercising their possibly legitimate moaning mechanisms.
    Even while ATI is throwing mud at Nvidia as it is supposed to have a native PCI solution bridged inside the chip, Nvidia partners don't care a damn about this. They have different concerns.

    "Whether it's a bridge solution or a native solution", they told the INQUIRER, "We don't care". What's exercising them is that the bridge chip will cost them five more US dollars.

    No matter what ATI does inside of its PCI Express chip it won't add any additional costs to its RV380, RV370 cards since you will still have to buy only one chip while Nvidia partners have to get two of them, the GPU itself and the PCI Express bridge HIS chip.

    Five dollar means a lot to Taiwanese companies as they are very concerned about cutting the production costs. Margins are getting smaller and smaller all the time since there is a lot of competition in the graphic card business.

    What's still to be seen is whether Nvidia's bridge solution for PCI Express is a good approach or not as Nvidia claims that its wondrous HIS chip won't cause any slowdowns of the card.

    May seems to be a good time for this to blossom, dearie me.

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    Its gona cost a fortune? 5 bucks? What...?
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    Originally posted by adamp2p@28 March 2004 - 16:20
    Five dollar means a lot to Taiwanese companies as they are very concerned about cutting the production costs. Margins are getting smaller and smaller all the time since there is a lot of competition in the graphic card business.

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    maybe we should get a collection plate together for the taiwanese

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    Haha...well they can just raise the price of the card 5 bux...no biggy haha
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    Meh.. either it's confussing with all the new products lined up or I'm just a dumb ass. When PCI-Express comes out how long before my current system becomes an expensive and heavy paper weight?
    I mean will the next gen of GFX cards run on AGP8X?
    I wasn't going to buy it in the first place, so me downloading it for free isn't losing them any money.

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    I think the new cards will have a 8XAGP form and PCI-E form.
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    Oh good, I'll purchase a new video card when the new batch comes out. I'm going to try and make my current rig last about two years.
    Darn I built it at the wrong time though.
    I wasn't going to buy it in the first place, so me downloading it for free isn't losing them any money.

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    Originally posted by AcID ZeR0@28 March 2004 - 19:26
    Oh good, I'll purchase a new video card when the new batch comes out. I'm going to try and make my current rig last about two years.
    Darn I built it at the wrong time though.
    No you didnt. Your rig will be really nice for a while. Just like mine
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    what about my collection plate idea?

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