Affordable Fermi Cards to Debut in Mid 2010

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avenger48

Fermi's architecture is INCREDIBLY modular.  Salvage parts could make this the next g80/g92-style card which fills the whole price spectrum.  Still, this is great news, and I might end up with one of these semi-fermis.

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snapple00

I am looking forward to these cards.

I personally can't stand ATI's drivers. It seems to be a gamble when playing a game if half of the screen is going to be black, or something won't appear correctly.

I'm not trying to knock ATI, but when I had a 4850, I was quite annoyed. (And it was the hottest running card I've ever seen in my life)

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highsidednb

I was a left a little wanting after yesterday's news but this restores my faith.  I'll be looking forward to this summer.  If affordable means ~$200-300 range then I'll be buying.  Good things come to those who wait.

 Also, I think there is very little difference between ATI & nVidia.  I just happen to be a nVidia fanboy. 

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Cruzg10

better things come to those who REFUSE to wait

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Caboose

 Good luck with that!

 

-= I don't want to be dead, I want to be alive! Or... a cowboy! =-

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notailmouse2

I really don't think nvidia has all that great of a card. If the did they would have launched to go head to head with the ati 5xxx series. I think their delaying of ferm'is release means that they are trying to get more out of there mediocre architecture so they at least can keep their nvidia fanboy market. Bigger hotter more expensive thats nvidia's business plan

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Cooketh

I tend to agree. We the discrepency between launch times evoles to 6 months, there's something wrong.

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aviaggio

"less expensive (read: affordable)"

One thing I know about Nvidia is that less expensive DOES NOT mean affordable. With their long history of refusing to retire old product lines (instead choosing to deceive the public by rebranding them as "new" lines) I don't see anything in the Fermi line being "affordable" until the next product line is released in a few years. They'll push the G9x line to sub-$100 (where is should have been the last year) and then drop the prices of the 200-series by 20% or so (where they too should have been the last year) and Fermi will sit on top of that. They certainly won't release a Fermi card that will compete in price/performance with the current 200-series, so don't expect to see one for less than $400 for a VERY long time.

Sorry Nvidia, I'm just not interested.

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JohnP

 If my 5870 can play most everything that I want with a high framerate on my 1920 by 1200 monitor, why would I need more? Tom's hardware said that the 5970 was too much card for most people and to stick with the 5870. Where does NVidia fit into this?

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aviaggio

In a world where people want hi-performance and fuel-efficient vehicles Nvidia keeps cranking out Hummers. I think that pretty much sums it up.

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Sebie Kay

Anyone else get a little nervous seeing the way he is holding that card? If I did that to my cards, I know I would fry them with static. $5 says he has friend more cards than you can shake a stick at.

 

I hope it's just a reference build (i.e. non-working), otherwise, that's one less Fermi card in the world... 

-=Do unto others... THEN RUN!!=-

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M-ManLA

Holding them on the gold fingers too. That is a mockup though, as the working fermi at the time had wires all over the place. 

 

Electronically charged

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Caboose

 A lot of expansion cards can take a big beating and keep on chugging along. Guarentee that that card will still work. Even after being handled around like that, and spend an entire weekend out in the open.

And besides, there aren't many Fermi cards in the world anyway come launch day! But with their price point, Don't be surprised if you can easily locate them.

 

-= I don't want to be dead, I want to be alive! Or... a cowboy! =-

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