Featured Articles

Intel refreshes CPU roadmap

Intel refreshes CPU roadmap

Intel has revealed an update to its CPU roadmap and some things have changed in 2015 and beyond. Let’s start with the…

More...
Hands on: Nvidia Shield Tablet with Android 5.0

Hands on: Nvidia Shield Tablet with Android 5.0

We broke the news of Nvidia's ambitious gaming tablet plans back in May and now the Shield tablet got a bit…

More...
Nokia N1 Android tablet ships in Q1 2015

Nokia N1 Android tablet ships in Q1 2015

Nokia has announced its first Android tablet and when we say Nokia, we don’t mean Microsoft. The Nokia N1 was designed…

More...
Marvell launches octa-core 64-bit PXA1936

Marvell launches octa-core 64-bit PXA1936

Marvell is better known for its storage controllers, but the company doesn’t want to give up on the smartphone and…

More...
Nvidia GTX 970 SLI tested

Nvidia GTX 970 SLI tested

Nvidia recently released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture, with exceptional performance-per-watt. The Geforce GTX 970…

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