Yeah I keep saying the same thing to myself, I keep thinking "I could get an iPad" but then i get my iPhone out and realise I can do more with it than an iPad, then I look at these tablets and just feel they're unfinished and still don't off anything over my iPhone.Guest said:
Uhhmm... I think we already have cell phones. Jus saying
You can forget about that part of the exercise. A HD 6970's BoM (Bill of Materials - manufacturing cost) is a little under $US 200. Factor in a more expensive GPU (28nm wafer cost vs 40nm wafer cost), and another gigabyte of GDDR5 (likely of the much more expensive 7Gb variety)...then factor in shipping, packaging, accessory bundle, AIB partner profit (greater than AMD's since they have to carry the warranty), and etail/retail profit...and AMD would need to sell many millions of the top-end cards to make an impact in the balance sheet. Enthusiast gaming graphics cards form a very small percentage of revenue/profit....even Radeon wiping the floor with 7000 series and make a lot of money.
Hardly surprising- aside from Tegra, the only hardware product of interest in the consumer space from Nvidia would be Kepler. I doubt that it's quite ready for primetime, and even if it were it's aimed at the HD 7950 and not likely to threaten the HD 7970's status as numero uno.Nvidia sent in an update on what they announced, it's all Tegra as Matt pointed out on his coverage:...
I think I'll stick with a conventional gasoline four-stroke engine until the new silicon powered drivetrain has gained some maturity.• Tegra 3 is now powering some of the world’s best cars, including three being shown at CES by NVIDIA: the Tesla 3 sedan, the Audi A7 and the new Lamborghini Aventador.