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    What excuse will be invented next ?

    http://www.digitimes.com/bits_chips/a20041020A4018.html

    A shortage of flip-chip substrates in Taiwan may slow the shipment of graphics processors designed by ATI Technologies and Nvidia, according to sources in Taiwan. ASE said that due to a water shortage in Taoyuan county in late August and early September, it was not able to produce enough flip-chip substrates at its subsidiary, ASE Chung-Li, to package chips.
    Anyone want to hazard a guess as to what next weeks adventures in "why the high-end cards are in short supply" will unfold ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WildmonkeyUK
    Anyone want to hazard a guess as to what next weeks adventures in "why the high-end cards are in short supply" will unfold ?
    By "in short supply" you mean expensive, right?

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    No he means short supply, tried buying a x800xt recently?

    I am still waiting for nvidia to blame ati and vica versa

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    Quote Originally Posted by daniel_owen_uk
    No he means short supply, tried buying a x800xt recently?
    Correct. Most people know where I work and keep asking me when or if there is an ETA. I've heard about 4-5 excuses now ranging from yeild issues, silicon problems, DDR3 supplies being low and now not enough water

    We should start a sweepstake and see which excuse is used next week - I have my money on sunspots or solar radiation causing issues

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    Hey ho...

    http://www.digitimes.com/bits_chips/a20041022A7052.html

    We should have a sweepstake to see who can guess when anyone sees a card

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    Quote Originally Posted by WildmonkeyUK
    [url]ASE said that due to a water shortage in Taoyuan county in late August and early September, it was not able to produce enough flip-chip substrates at its subsidiary, ASE Chung-Li, to package chips
    They are an island for crying out loud !
    It dont matter which way they go, they will come into water
    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    And by trying to force me to like small pants, they've alienated me.

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    Its not like you people _need_ the latest and greatest now ?!

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    If we didn't have it now, it wouldn't be the latest and greatest, duh!

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    Quote Originally Posted by daniel_owen_uk
    If we didn't have it now, it wouldn't be the latest and greatest, duh!
    Now thats just a poor excuse

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