Now that's timing
Subject: General Tech | July 3, 2008 - 03:44 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
nVIDIA is really having a lousy summer. Their attempt to distract from AMD's launch pf the HD4800 series with the 9800GTX+ was all but ignored by reviewers; those few who did review it tended to lean towards AMD's cheaper offerings. Now it comes out that their notebook chipsets and graphics have serious problems, problems that may extend to their add-on cards as well. AMD now has an opportunity to lay the boots in, as their dual GPU HD4870 X2 should be out in a month. Drop by The Inquirer to read about all of nVIDIA's woes.
"NVIDIA IS TANKING, we told you so. It just put out two pieces of very bad news, It's taking a $150-200 million charge in the
quarter for what looks to be a product failure, and ATI is kicking its rear end.
If you look at the 8K form it just filed, there are two big pieces of bad news. The first is that some unnamed mobile and MCP
products have big problems, hundreds of millions of dollars worth. It is said to be, "Arising from a weak die/packaging
material set in certain versions of our previous generation MCP and GPU products used in notebook systems". That is bad, but to
make matters funnier, "There can be no assurance that we will not discover defects in other MCP or GPU products."
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