Windows Vista causing hardware headache

Posted on Sunday, Dec 17 2006 @ 22:17 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Motherboard and graphics card makers are worried that they will incur losses from their inventory of low-end products that don't support Windows Vista:
The makers are now raising the proportion of shipments to emerging markets and government purchases, worrying that if they are unable to clear their inventories of such low-end non-Vista-supporting motherboards and graphics cards, prices of such products will plummet after the new OS hits the market, the sources said.

The sources pointed out that non-Vista-supporting products, such as the ATI Radeon 9250 and Nvidia MX4000 have seen their prices fall to US$35 and below US$30, respectively.

Sources in Taiwan's PC sector said the proportion of products that do not support Vista is currently very low in the market, as Nvidia and AMD-ATI have already reduced the output for such products.
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