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    Intel & NVIDIA chipset prices revealed

    Ever wondered how much it actually costs a board maker to buy, say, an nForce 4 chipset? The Inquirer have done some research and managed to find out prices for both Intel and NVIDIA chipsets.
    A motherboard partner has to pay an average of $25 for the Nforce 4 Ultra chipset. If we are talking about Nforce 4 standard chipset you should be able to get it for less than $20 while the Nforce 4 SLI is an expensive part. You have to pay between $40 and $45 for Nforce 4 SLI and that is still cheaper than Intel wants for its top line chipsets.
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    Intel Chipsets have always carried a premium, as do any new chipsets which come out.

    I have heard Intel have pretty set pricing on the chipsets and they don't move on them.

    Anyone looking to break in to the market they have 2 options

    a. Cheaper - trash the price and they will never get the price high again
    b. More Features - add more features like integration of Firewire, SATA2, Networking ETC
    c. Bundle other controller chips - VIA do this with a lot of their chipsets
    d. Performance - well explains itself.

    Basically if you hit more than 2 I am pretty sure you will get a sucess.

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    I see those prices as good value tbh. If you're paying that much and still sell some stuff for onyl about 5 times tht much with all the making, design, marketing, boxing, packaging, labeling, transport, reselling, and god help them.....profit !

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