Rumors: Nvidia partners have problems because of insufficient high-end chips
Are Nvidia's board partners getting into trouble? At least there are rumors that say so. The background: Currently there are not enough high-end chips available.
Possibly the ongoing supply shortages of Nvidia's high-end GPUs are causing economical problems for some graphics card manufacturers. Since October 2009 it is obvious that the supply of chips is insufficient, while insiders want to have noticed a shortage of high-end GPUs since August.
According to Fudzilla the new DirectX 10.1 cards are selling well. But due to the actually market absence of top models like GTX 260, GTX 275, GTX 285 and GTX 295 the manufacturers can't get a financial benefit from that.
Fudzilla even goes so far to say that some European graphics card manufacturers are close to going bankrupt. Waiting for Fermi could possible cause a shakeout. If this assumption is correct, cannot be judged at the moment. But supply problems of the DirectX 10 high-end generation, he delays of Fermi and the globally tense economic situation could be plausible reasons why some smaller, Nvidia focused companies might not survive the next months.
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