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Motherboard makers losing faith in NVIDIA

Posted on Monday, January 21 2008 @ 00:20:28 CET by

FUD Zilla talked to a couple of Taiwanese motherboard makers and learned NVIDIA is losing support, mainly because of lack of exciting features and the high price of its chipsets:
By the look of things, it's 780i chipset wasn't a hit with the Taiwanese board makers, especially after EVGA's upgrade deal which pretty much screwed everyone over, besides, the chipset is too expensive and doesn't offer any real benefits over the 680i.

We also got a confirmation that at least one motherboard manufacture has dropped its 780a project, before the chipset has even launched officially. This is indeed bad news if others follow suite.

On top of this, from what we've heard, it seems like AMD's RS780 chipset will kick the GeForce 8200's butt in 3D, although it's not all despair here, as the GeForce 8200 is meant to have very low CPU utilization for HD video playback.

The final nail in the coffin is the expected pricing of the nForce 790i chipset at US$80 a pop, making it even more expensive than Intel's X48 chipset, which by that way has had its price reduced.


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Re: Motherboard makers losing faith in NVIDIA
by Anonymous on Monday, January 21 2008 @ 05:33:23 CET
And hence why the won't allow SLI on Intel chipsets. They know their own stink, and they are clinging to any possible advantageg they can.

Now we just need ATI to come back with a good CF solution and that will put Nvidia into the doghouse, which they will have earned.


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