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neon
11-25-05, 07:10 AM
just noticed on the http://theinquirer.net/?article=27922 how professional ATI really behaves. This internal presentation predicts that the 7800GTX 512 will only last for 1170 hours use, but it seems to me that it's based on some industry standard 125°C/0.1% cumulative failiure rate. Are they saying the 7800GTX 512 runs at that temps? Because if they are, they forgot to mention that the 1800XT actually runs hotter...

Even if the enthusiast they talk about, can only use his card for 1170 hours, he probably would be semi-happy, as he has a very good reason to upgrade to G80 based card that probably would be out by then...:p

this "internal presentation" must be from some 13yr old ATI fanboy...because if this is actually from ATI, then ATI seems much weaker and desperate than I ever thought it was:thumbdwn:

EDIT: well I saw the rest of the presentation, and it's all as laughable as this one....escpecially the "lack of evolution" one...
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ATI/NVDesperate/2

SH64
11-25-05, 07:38 AM
Are they saying the 7800GTX 512 runs at that temps? Because if they are, they forgot to mention that the 1800XT actually runs hotter...


You said it yourself! i dont know who is desperate now :D

BTW its already posted in the rumor mill :
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=60327

NightFire
11-25-05, 10:42 AM
Have they done a field test with the card, or is this all just speculation?

phide
11-25-05, 11:34 AM
Fud.

fatal1ty
11-25-05, 11:38 AM
My X1800XT ran hotter than my 7800GTX 512 so using programming logic and a few quick calculations....

If the 7800GTX 512MB will "die" after 1170 hours
then the X18000XT 512MB will die after 900 hours

Now who sux0rs.

:cool:

jAkUp
11-25-05, 12:01 PM
Yea its damage control :D

[EOCF] Tim
11-25-05, 12:08 PM
What the heck is FUD btw? :confused: :confused: :p

wheeljack12
11-25-05, 12:09 PM
I still remember that stupid slide presentation that ATI got leaked out about they were dissing the 3.0 shader and there was no need for it. Man, I would like to see their proof of their "test" that Nvidia chips burn out that fast.

MrSavoy
11-25-05, 12:10 PM
^^
You got that right, they are running scared. Kinda pathethic if thats all they can do is try to talk about nonsense at this point. ATI get back to work and go about your business. Get back in the game instead of bad mouthing the competition.:cool:

Scott@Bjorn3D
11-25-05, 12:20 PM
Well mine should be dead about any day then. I never turn off my machine and it is running 3D screen savers when I am not using it.

Riptide
11-25-05, 12:35 PM
Tim']What the heck is FUD btw? :confused: :confused: :p
Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt

xbob
11-25-05, 12:38 PM
1170 hours divided by 24 hours in a day means that the 7800GTX 512MB should last approximately 48.75 days? Well, we'll see very shortly what a desperate attempt at FUD this was.

jolle
11-25-05, 12:42 PM
Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt
Dont forget the forth horseman, Annoyance..
QuasiApocalyptic at the very least...

JCGhz
11-25-05, 03:34 PM
two words= "Lifetime Warranty" EOS

Monnie Rock
11-25-05, 10:49 PM
1170 hours divided by 24 hours in a day means that the 7800GTX 512MB should last approximately 48.75 days? Well, we'll see very shortly what a desperate attempt at FUD this was.


Hehehehe I did that too before I got to the second post and was thinking wow...the card has not been out for 48 days yet. God, I am a geek.

wheeljack12
11-26-05, 09:36 AM
maybe that is what has got ATI's goat. Nvidia based companies making lifetime and double lifetime warranties. ATI isn't matching that in their warranty and is grasping at straws to make a bad rep for nvidia.