A frontpage article based on a link to a website containing nothing more than a link to an investing forum as if they're the most reliable source of information......
For what it's worth, I've attempted to contact X-Bit to find out if they've gotten any independent confirmation. Right now, there are NO other web sites that I have found that have been able to confirm this to be the case.
I will post links to info as I find them.
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Here's is one system builder with an nForce system slated for September in Europe:
4MBO will release a complete nForce PC in europe in september. The specs are not final yet. But the system will have a DVD drive, CDR-W, 256MB PC266 DDR RAM, TV-Out function and a fast Athlon CPU. The mainboard is a special OEM board made for 4MBO by a well known taiwanese manufacturer (The do not tell the name at the moment but it might be MSI). Thre price will be below 3000 DM (1500 Euro). The OS will come with Windows XP. The images above show a prototype system.
About nForce - 7/30/2001 1:48 pm - By: Ben - Source:
I asked Brian Del Rizzo, NVIDIA PR Mananger, whether the nForce 220 and 420 were still on track for an August/September release . With the rumors about nForce around the net, here's an official response:
Q: Are the nForce 220 and 420 still on track for August/September release?
Some advice from Van Smith, formerly of Inquest and Tom's Hardware Guide, regarding information posted on investment boards:
Misinformation War For Profit and Position
It is an ugly Internet secret that members of the investment community visit high traffic message boards posting responses made to drive down a company's stock value so that the poster can profit by shorting the affected stock.
Also known is that corporate insiders do much the same thing in efforts to aid their company's fortunes while undermining rival companies. Additionally, it is a possibility if not likelihood that some of these posters are paid to undertake such covert guerilla tactics judging by the sheer quantity of corporate FUD (Fear-Uncertainty-Doubt) dumped on some of the more influential message boards.
The true extent of these practices is not known since the Internet can afford a level of anonymity, but it appears to be widespread according to remarks I have gathered from a few webmasters. If you have any evidence supporting such conjecture, please contact me.
I think you're arguing semantics here. I don't think it makes a difference whether it's under the 'news' section or the 'column' section. The important part was the editorial content, not the news, anyway.
I'm fully aware that it's just a rumor. Did you read through the whole thing? I spent the last half of the article describing why you SHOULDN'T believe it. As I said, the important part of that was not the rumor, but the editorial content, which you seem to have glossed over.
Yes, 'technically' it should probably be under 'editorials' not 'news'. I'm not going to argue semantics. We just put things on the front page so people will read them.
Perhaps I've just been reading too many pile-on articles today....it's amazing what sites will post as news without any confirmation. You did go a step farther than most to highlight the fact that it's a rumor.
I think the hardware community in general took a hit to their credibility today in that they so happily spread rumors without bothering to do any legwork to confirm.
I'm afraid some of you are really reading WAY too much into things. (Or not reading into things at all, one or the other). Please understand, I do not wish to be rude at all .. but it's very difficult to tell people that they completely missed the boat in a nice way.
I saw a rumor, that I think people are believing FAR too quickly, and with little proof, and I pointed that out. I didn't write an essay on the thing, I simply pointed it out in two paragraphs. Nothing more, nothing less.
Because it sure will be a fun chipset to build a system around. With so many high quality integrated components, the price of reasonably performing PCs based on this chipset should be very low. Meaning that I may be able to offer a new line of budget PCs. I'm not really in that market much anymore (servers are so much more worthwhile to build), but I'm always building little cheapo boxes for friends and their friends, and their friends' friends... Fewer components means less hassle, and since I usually make nearly nothing on these types of machines, I don't have time to waste on them.