Featured Articles

HP Stream is a Chromebook killer priced at $200

HP Stream is a Chromebook killer priced at $200

We have been hearing reports of a new breed of affordable Windows notebooks for months. It is alleged that a number…

More...
AMD Radeon R7 SSD line-up goes official

AMD Radeon R7 SSD line-up goes official

AMD has officially launched its first ever SSDs and all three are part of AMD’s AMD Radeon R7 SSD series.

More...
KitKat has more than a fifth of Android users

KitKat has more than a fifth of Android users

Android 4.4 is now running on more than a fifth of Android devices, according to Google’s latest figures.

More...
Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool is well known for its gamer cases with aggressive styling. However, the Dead Silence chassis offers consumers a new choice,…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Monday, 31 December 2007 07:46

Nvidia wants to reduce the cost of the 8800 GT

Written by David Stellmack

Image

PCB layer reduction


Video card manufacturers seem to be getting an interesting request from Nvidia to reduce manufacturing costs in an effort to help the 8800 GT better compete with the Radeon 3870. Nvidia is said to be telling card manufacturers that measures to reduce the number of PCB layers from ten layers to six layers is acceptable as long as it does not come at the cost of quality of reliability.

If the redesign of the 8800 GT were completed to reduce the number of PCB layers from 10 to 6, it could save as much as $10 per card, which would put the 8800 GT in a much better position to compete with the Radeon 3870.

While Nvidia is only saying that the reduction of PCB layers and a redesign of the card is only a suggestion, sources suggest that this is one of the best ways for video card manufacturers to be able to better complete with the onslaught of lower-priced Radeon cards.

It has been suggested that the PCB layer and redesign suggestions are not Nvidia requirements, so no card maker will be forced to make these changes to bring down the price; but it is safe to assume that at least some card manufacturers will take Nvidia’s advice in an attempt to reduce costs.

Read more here.

 

 

Last modified on Monday, 31 December 2007 14:30

David Stellmack

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments