I don't know if this is completely true, but I just saw this so...
Now, they went from having a horrible, 20% yield to a terrifying, 2% yield.
So how'd they get this number?
Well, they sent a batch of 416(4x104) GT300 GPUs to be tested andd... they only came back with 7 good chips.
So if you do the math and divide 7 by 416, you get around 1.7%. And that's after rounding up.
With further, more idealistic rounding up, you get the number "2%".
That's just horrible; 20% was bad enough, but 2% is just unacceptable. What's happening at NVidia!!??
Maybe the rush of getting a presentable prototype out in time is messing with NVidia?
While we're on the topic of GPUs, I'm going to tell you my honest opinion about the whole GPU arena. Especially between:
AMD vs NVidia
I honestly think that AMD is going to take this round by a long shot, seeing as NVidia can't even get a yield higher than 20%.
AMD looks like they're in tip-top shape, while NVidia is at an abysmal 2% yield. And they only have a few weeks left to fix this, and create a presentable demo version of the GT300.
And looking at the prices that vendors are selling these GPUs, they're going to have an awesome price-per-performance ratio.
Some of AMD's DX11 GPUs are even cheaper than some of NVidia's older, DX10 graphics cards.
So, what do you guys think?