Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 Ti Not Coming Until Q3 '12?

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LeetSpeak

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This puts the HD 7800 series uncontested. NVidia need to realize that not by the time they release their mid-range in Q3 (if it's true), the mid-range segment would have already been filled by AMD.
 
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By the time Nvidia's mid range is out, the HD 8000 series will (probably) be right around the corner.
 

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Vow, thanks NV for not letting me down!! The news reported in semi-accurate, blaming nvidia for low yields are true then. They are perhaps back in design to fix issues that were resulting in low yields.
 

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Even though I don't agree with AMD's extreme price gouging, Nvidia's option of focusing on the top end first kind of allows AMD to do whatever they want. I do understand Nvidia needing to say they have a faster card, that's simply a part of marketing.

On a side note, if AMD doesn't have record sales in the gpu department for 2012 H1, then something is clearly wrong!
 

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[citation][nom]pharoahhalfdead[/nom]Even though I don't agree with AMD's extreme price gouging, Nvidia's option of focusing on the top end first kind of allows AMD to do whatever they want. I do understand Nvidia needing to say they have a faster card, that's simply a part of marketing. On a side note, if AMD doesn't have record sales in the gpu department for 2012 H1, then something is clearly wrong![/citation]

That's actually EXACTLY what killed 3dfx. They were so arrogant and over-confident with focusing on hi-end that they got swarmed with ATI/nVidia cheaper cards that everyone bought... well, we know the rest.
 

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[citation][nom]sivaseemakurthi[/nom]Vow, thanks NV for not letting me down!! The news reported in semi-accurate, blaming nvidia for low yields are true then. They are perhaps back in design to fix issues that were resulting in low yields.[/citation]
On the contrary, the yields are so good that they don't have to disable sections of the chip and package as a low-end card. It's the same reason Intel doesn't sell three-core chips.
 

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[citation][nom]futuramafan[/nom]this was the only one i was waiting for, im just the avg guy i dont have 500-1000$ for a gfx card[/citation]
Yeah same here. I'm stuck with the 260 for now
 

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And here I was hoping for an HD7800 under the $300 price-point. Doesn't look like that's going to happen. At these prices, it would be better to get the 7950 or even 7970.
 

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Kinda sucks, was hopping for GTX 660 vs 7870 price wars, so prices could drop and I could upgrade mine 5770... :(

Sad part is.. longer nvidia is waiting higher chance me and many others will just get 7850/70...
 
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Yes, let's crucify AMD for their high prices! Who cares that Nvidia is selling a $1000 GPU, and that AMD lost money last quarter, those b4stards have no right to sell the 7800 for so much!
 

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The low yeilds that people speak of is because when Nvida makes the cores, they sort them... since they are only making 1 version... the ones that come out right become 680's the ones that come out FLAWLESS, they get shelved, destined to go into a 690 card with a well-matched partner... or sometimes get sold to card manufacturers to become an "overclocked 680".

The mistakes... well, if its only 1 bad part - those will become 670's with the faulty silicon disabled. 2 mistakes makes a 660, and so on. If it comes out too messed up, it gets meleted down and recycled.

So yes, its realistic that it will take them 6 month's to make enough mistakes to have a decent supply of the "lower" cards at launch. This is a common practice among chip makers, and saves them money on manufacturing then say printing 6 different chips - they just print 1 version and the "slight defects" get sold as lower models.
 
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