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Aki Horie Sep 16, 2009, 03:35pm EDT Report Abuse
I don't know if this is completely true, but I just saw this so...

http://imicarus.com/2009/09/16/nvidia-gt300-with-2-yieldnvidia...h-2-yield/

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?


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BoT Sep 16, 2009, 04:08pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: NVidia GT300 with 2% Yield!?
i think nvidia finds itself not being able live up to it's very early braggin about the performance doubleing with their next generation gpu.
it's not like samples actually failing, they just not living up to the stated specs, which in turn makes a next gen gpu really worthless if it can't outperform or performs lower then a current gen gpu.
although nvidia set a release date, it would not be the first time or unusual for nvidia like many other manufacturers to push those days back. they already know whats going to happen when they release a halfbaked product, they do not need more complaints and bad press.

the new 5xxx ati cards look very promising and at least spec wise will double the prev gen cards.

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Meats_Of_Evil Sep 16, 2009, 05:21pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: NVidia GT300 with 2% Yield!?
I love the smell of napalm in the morning!

I also love the competition! Bring them on! Ati seems to have to edge right now as I haven't seen anything from nvidia press. But I seriously hope that even if they have a low yield% that they don't go mad charging outstanding rices like they did when the 2--GTX arrived. I noe believe that the price ranges will be based on AMD's moves.

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Zero Sep 17, 2009, 04:24am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: NVidia GT300 with 2% Yield!?
I read the same news yesterday on Guru3D.
Here: http://www.guru3d.com/news/nvidias-gt300-yields-pretty-bad-/

According to that link, this could be due to the fact that GT300 will be 40nm.
TSMC could be involved in this mess.

It is all rumors at this point.

Whatever it is, I will sit back and enjoy the show from both nVidia and ATi. :)

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Plug & Play Sep 17, 2009, 10:31am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: NVidia GT300 with 2% Yield!?

Happy Days is RIGHT....

I really do hope that ATi bring out a STONKING card, And then Intel too....its a win win situation for us FOOLS!

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Bungle Sep 17, 2009, 11:45am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: NVidia GT300 with 2% Yield!?
I really hope that the new 5 series Radeons make a mockery of nvidia's entire line-up and that nvidia's GT300 answer is underwelming... why? because thats the situation that gave us the stellar Radeon 9xxx series cards, and nvidia answering back 2 generations later with the completely revolutionary GeForce 6xxx series and SLI.

I say lets do that again.

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Plug & Play Sep 17, 2009, 01:31pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: NVidia GT300 with 2% Yield!?
Cant see it happening all the same....Both cards released will be only a tad better then whats on offer...and the new mobos and CPUs making them even better.

And then they will give it socks with the marketing PR that it will make you dick bigger.

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Aki Horie Sep 17, 2009, 03:18pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: NVidia GT300 with 2% Yield!?
Yea, it's all rumors right now... I saw someone else say on another forum that it's a false rumor coming from some uncredible tech guy on the Internet trolling... but then again there're other computer tech websites that're credible that're talking about this sooo... I don't know if this is completely accurate.

Can NVidia even come back from this deficit to even come close to/tie AMD/ATi this round?

Bungle Sep 17, 2009, 07:27pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: NVidia GT300 with 2% Yield!?
Aki Horie said:

Can NVidia even come back from this deficit to even come close to/tie AMD/ATi this round?


Yeah I'm sure they can... The good news is that If ATI wins this round we know that in about 14-16mos it will be time to call our stock brokers and load up on nVidia since they always seem to start doing well when they get mad.

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Plug & Play Sep 17, 2009, 07:59pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: NVidia GT300 with 2% Yield!?
Listen I am not being a killjoy here mate but you and thousands of others are actually doing what ATi want you to do HYPE this up BIGTIME....when there is not a single bit of proof.

No dis-respect mate but for all we know you could be an ATi worker spamming all the best forums...as of right here and now the GTX295 is the best card on the market...PERFORMANCE CROWN wise....I dont give a f**k if the ATi equiv. is cheaper, dont give me the bang for buck speach. If its too dear buy the next in line. So its ATi that is playing catch up...not much but catch up.

Also the GTX295 is only out since Jan/Feb the 48xx series line is out alot longer and ATi have bleed it to eek performance. nVidia's card still has juice and can always switch to GDDR5 and ramp the clocks up...coz thats all ATi did.

Having said all that the performance while I aint complaining (well I am a tad) should have been better for this card. Yeah they clock well but I aint clocking it...

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