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    nvidia G84 and G86 officially duff

    well, after reading increasing numbers of reports about dying macbook pro displays and issues related its fair to say it was on the way;
    http://www.theinquirer.net/gb/inquir...ia-g84-g86-bad

    now its official, I wonder what next.
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    Re: nvidia G84 and G86 officially duff

    Ouch... that's REALLY bad for Nvidia, although really good for ATI/AMD. I know a few people with Macbook Pro's who might be using either the G84 or G86, I'd better point them to the news article.

    Thanks for the notice.

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    Re: nvidia G84 and G86 officially duff

    The article suggests that it might not be contained to these two chips. That may be typical L'Inq scaremongering though.

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    Re: nvidia G84 and G86 officially duff

    true but it would explain a great deal though
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    Re: nvidia G84 and G86 officially duff

    Quote Originally Posted by Thorsson View Post
    The article suggests that it might not be contained to these two chips. That may be typical L'Inq scaremongering though.
    Indeed, anything nVidia + Inquirer is bound to have lavishing volumes of FUD attached. As much as I dislike nVidia, I wouldn't go printing some of the nonsense they do on a whim. Any other more reliable sources covering this?
    Quote Originally Posted by Agent View Post
    ...every time Creative bring out a new card range their advertising makes it sound like they have discovered a way to insert a thousand Chuck Norris super dwarfs in your ears...

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    Re: nvidia G84 and G86 officially duff

    Theres a couple of other articles but they're all just copying the Inquirer. I'd treat it with scepticism.

    http://www.techspot.com/news/30823-a...ps-faulty.html

    I guess it's lucky the 8-series midrange desktop parts sucked so much or they might have sold a lot more of them.

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    Re: nvidia G84 and G86 officially duff

    Remember that a lot of pre-built PCs like Dells and HPs used the 8600 and 8400 a lot; I wouldn't be surprized if the total numbers of 8600 cards sold was actually higher than 8800.

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    Re: nvidia G84 and G86 officially duff

    Actually, that's very much the case. The number of 'high end' GPUs sold is rather trivial compared those low to mid range GPUs pushed out with OEM computers, many of which even happily run with IGPs.
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    ...every time Creative bring out a new card range their advertising makes it sound like they have discovered a way to insert a thousand Chuck Norris super dwarfs in your ears...

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    Re: nvidia G84 and G86 officially duff

    Fair enough, still thought it was worth the quip. Reading Hexus I sometimes get the feeling that people hardly ever get graphics cards worth less than £100.

    Looks like there's a hexus article on this now, slightly more conservative than the Inquirer one, but it still suggests this goes further than HP...

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    Re: nvidia G84 and G86 officially duff

    Makes me glad I bought a *real* video card, and not any mid-range trash. 'Course, I'm not using a laptop anymore, otherwise I'd be a bit worried. lol

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    Re: nvidia G84 and G86 officially duff

    wow, check out the dell vostro business pcs, all of them come with 8400 or 8600 and only the most expensive ones have upgrade options to 8800. a lot of businesses may be in for a rough ride...

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    Re: nvidia G84 and G86 officially duff

    well, time will tell on what happens from now
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    Re: nvidia G84 and G86 officially duff

    I have an 8400gs.. It can die all it likes, I'm writing a list of stuff to get fixed under warranty.. hopefully I'll just get a new laptop

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