Nvidia And AMD Accused Of Price Hiking

"Apparently Nvidia and ATI are embroiled in an anti-trust suit claiming that they are responsible for manipulating graphics card prices. Read on to find out more...
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Author: PV5150
Source: The Inquirer

A flurry of antitrust class actions (code 410) has started in the USA against Nvidia, ATI and AMD. It never rains but it pours, but this is a blizzard of people with many joining in an antitrust action accusing the firms of manipulating prices.

Summons were issued by one Trong Nguyen on behalf of himself and others against Nvidia, ATI, and AMD. Lots of other plaintiffs have joined in, following news that ATI and Nvidia received summons from the Department of Justice (DoJ) for unspecified reasons, as was reported on the 1st of December. Intel did not receive a subpoena from the DoJ. It does not make discrete graphics processor units and hasn't done for quite a while.

The allegation is that Nvidia, ATI and AMD conspired to manipulate graphics card pricing, and apparently the DoJ has demanded a heap of data going back to the late 1990s. The allegations cite sources saying that the price points of graphics cards are practically always the same - at around $500 for the top end stuff.

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10-12-2006, 19:37:44

Kempez

That is way cool. I must say that guy has a good taste in lappies :) I wish I still had mine, I miss it, specially when I'm at my parents house (like right now) and I have to use my moms uber old ass desktop that I built for her like 5 years ago.



What about that new pimping one you made her a while ago?

10-12-2006, 20:49:18

NickS
Thats @ her job iirc.

Frag, why not get a cheap Dell laptop? They can be found UBER cheap around the holidays.

We have an Inspiron B130 that just chills in the Livingroom for the family to use whenever. Pent. M 1.7GHz, 2x512 DDR2, 60GB, 15.4" Wide, XP Home. Works great. Even plays Call of Duty and GTA San Andreas @ Native Res, which is 1280x800 I think.

Cost like $550 a few months back. I'm sure you could pick up something similar for around the same price, that will go with you places and serve as a internetter/chatter. :)

10-12-2006, 20:52:09

FragTek
[QUOTE=NickS]Thats @ her job iirc.

Frag, why not get a cheap Dell laptop? They can be found UBER cheap around the holidays.

We have an Inspiron B130 that just chills in the Livingroom for the family to use whenever. Pent. M 1.7GHz, 2x512 DDR2, 60GB, 15.4" Wide, XP Home. Works great. Even plays Call of Duty and GTA San Andreas @ Native Res, which is 1280x800 I think.

Cost like $550 a few months back. I'm sure you could pick up something similar for around the same price, that will go with you places and serve as a internetter/chatter. :)[/QUOTE]
Yeah I may have to look in to something like that, because not having a lappy is really starting to take its toll on me. I didn't realize exactly how much I used it on the road until I got rid of it :/

@Kemp: Yeah I built that beast for my moms office, wish she had it at the house because that compy flies pretty good.

10-12-2006, 22:19:02

NickS
My PII 333 laptop even serves me a nice purpose, with Linux on it.

I'm typing from it ATM actaully, laying in bed watchin TV :)

Sometimes you just dont feel like sitting at the computer desk, ya know? That and its really nice to type stuff up in bed, etc. I don't really bring it many places. Bringing it to school would be a bit risky, IMO. Some kids do bring them though. Mines kind of POS compared to them too.

13-12-2006, 12:23:22

Doddsy
saw this video earlier today, looks kinda cool. Not sure i'd go to the effort though when the mouse and keyboard is just so damn good!

13-12-2006, 12:24:32

Doddsy
edit, sorry double post

13-12-2006, 12:48:01

Toxcity
I off to Buy a Wiimote! :D

WoOt! :D

13-12-2006, 13:17:10

chudley
Its handy to see what it is capable of, but like it was said earlier is it worth the hassle when you can use the mouse and keys.

13-12-2006, 18:01:42

ImpulsE.^
looks hard to control to me, ncie idea though

13-12-2006, 18:45:49

Phnom_Penh

Yeah I may have to look in to something like that, because not having a lappy is really starting to take its toll on me. I didn't realize exactly how much I used it on the road until I got rid of it :/


There are some awesome Acer deals to be had ;).
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