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Old 05-11-10, 06:00 PM   #45
Ninja Prime
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Default Re: My GTX 480 died -- A reliability study.

Originally Posted by saturnotaku View Post
Technically, NVIDIA doesn't manufacture the cards. They design the chips and such, and then they're built by an outside firm, who then slaps the stickers on.
Yeah, the don't even make the chips, the just give the design to TSMC who makes them. Then the chips go to the board companies, who make the actual boards. However, most boards are reference design, which is simply copied from what NV cooked up for a finished product. So in a way, they can blame the manufacturing companies for boards, or blame TSMC for chips, doesn't make you many friends though... In the end, the board designs and chip designs are NV's, they need to own up to any problems.
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