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AMD score huge DX11 contract with Dell

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Tom|Nbk, 21 Sep 2009.

  1. Tom|Nbk

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    Mixed with

    Sign of things to come?
     
  2. PGdude

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    That Dell will continue to sell at stupendously unjustified markup prices?
     
  3. Broken Hope

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    You missed

    Not many cards left over for the rest of us. Don't see prices lowering for a while.
     
  4. spicypixel

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    So basically AMD is printing money on these cards? and that none will sit in a stock room long enough to get dusty lol
     
  5. Tom|Nbk

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    Did you read any of it PGDude?!

    AMD suffered a shortage of Athlon back in the day after they scored a similar deal hopefully the reports of shortages of the 5800's for the retail channel isn't related..
     
  6. D13

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    Good news for amd, there is certainly something appealing about a full amd/ati setup.
     
  7. Perfect_Chaos

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    Uh yeah, it looks like these guys really know what they are talking about.. even though Vista will be able to run DX11.
     
  8. dr4g0nf1y

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    Good for AMD, but for us.

    If the succeed with this venture then they can afford to up their prices :(
     
  9. Yamahahahahaha

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    Dell have their 'performance' brands to look after. They're going to need a lot of units in the channel to fill all of those massively marked up pieces of junk to flog to mugs...
     
  10. D13

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    yes but we cant hope ati fail out of concern for prices. The one big factor in prices is how fierce the competition is, as long as nvidia dominates in performance/market share, ati wont be able to let prices go too high.

    I cant remmber where I read this but apparently ati wanted 4*** range to be cheaper so they could make a bigger impact on market share but the ati partners wanted prices to stay higher
     
  11. dr4g0nf1y

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    well I'd never buy a dell and if these cards are going into higher spec systems I don't know anyone who is that into games and not to know anything about computers and how bad dell are
     
  12. Lightnix

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    In the long run it might be good for us, even if we don't know it, just because it'd likely even out the marketshare between ATi and Nvidia closer to a 50/50 split, which means both companies would be playing on an even playing field - i.e. we'd likely see several huge price wars whilst they both try to gain dominance over one another at that tipping point.
     
  13. PGdude

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    Trust me, I read it, and I know it's a good thing for AMD/ATi, but Dell do overprice all of their products, y'know.
     
  14. 5abr3

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    I see f7 couldn't save the writer 'sauces'? oh dear... anyway, good news for AMD/ATi there, should speed up the uptake of DX11 now they have at least 1major retailer on their side building machines from the start, and I would image Microsoft are happy about that too with their migration to DX11 goals with Windows 7.
     
  15. ac1d1ty

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    Nothing wrong with Dell's imho. Obviously you are a complete mug if you buy it at their face value, but with loads of vouchers, workarounds etc, you can get quite a bit of pc fairly cheaply, often with a long ass warranty included.

    Granted it won't appeal to the hardcore, eat my cpu overclockers, but its actually quite pleasant having to do bugger all if something goes wrong.
     
  16. Gerard

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    I remember this happenning with the x800/x850, lot of rumours going around at the time that ati were flogging the vast majority to dell and letting consumers buy the leftovers.
     
  17. Didaco

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    am i the only on that spotted "sauces revealed that"
     
  18. mame

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    Look on the bright side. It could give PC gaming the push it needs if, all of a sudden, there was a new generation of gamers with good PCs
     
  19. D1ngd0ng

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    Didaco - there were a lot of kitchen references in that article

    clearly clueless and not just for Win7 gaffe
     
  20. D1ngd0ng

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    dell would no doubt find a way to sell crappy pc's with great gfx cards mame