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Old 02-26-05, 04:18 AM   #4
msxyz
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Default Re: What market is the 5300, 5750, and 5900 PCI Express aimed at?

Yep, they were intended as a filler for the still-born PCIe market. I believe both NVidia and Ati overextimated the impact of PCIe on the market. It may be part to the poor showing of Intel own 9xx chipset line and hi cost of DDR2.

It came 6 months after the scheduled debut and for the first 6 months it didn't generate much revenue. This has also led to stocks of unsold PCie cards from Ati and Nvidia that are, by all means, obsolete. I'm sure retailers love this.
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