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(Some Guy)   American company Nvidia to close its Russian office for one month. In other news American company Nvidia continued to operate in Russia until today   ( divider line
    More: Facepalm, representative of the company, early September, manufacturer Nvidia, world's largest graphics, Russian companies, Russian employees, US authorities, Nvidia representative  
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338 clicks; posted to STEM » and Business » on 03 Oct 2022 at 4:35 PM (24 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook

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2022-10-03 6:01:40 PM  
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The fark. Russians don't deserve GPUs. Make the next russian language driver update brick their existing ones, assholes. It's farking criminal that any farking russian has a computer more modern than a c64.
2022-10-03 9:31:49 PM  
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rogue49: Meanwhile, while they're there,
Russia like China is doing whatever it can
To embed hacks & back doors into Nvidia SW & HW.

* good plan there! * 🤨😑🙄

It's a piece of knowledge enough to make me want to stop using their tech, totally.
No cancel
This is simply protecting myself from ANY tiny hole in my own system.

One less thing to worry about.

Can you tell me more about tiny holes in your system?
2022-10-03 10:29:25 PM  
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wildcardjack: Dunno, Russia might become a dumping ground for cheap 4090 chips after they booked the production and the market crashed.

To sell to who? Nvidia made them for the Crypto Miners, just like all those 3000 series cards collecting dust now.

They went from record sales (there was NO SHORTAGE during the pandemic, plenty of cards were sold, but retailers got leftover allotments after the miners got their pallets) to a trickle in the past few months. I suspect the sales slowed around May as many miners realized new cards were a poor investment - what sales they had were high end cards to miners who didn't believe Etherium would switch over (or didn't pay attention to the news).

Screw them. The 4000 series ended up being "meh" - DLSS3 is about making fake frames, which, when you see those frames, look like total ass. AI and motion vectors can't predict a frame without knowing the destination (next frame) - and once they have the next frame, what was the point? Until the AI becomes precognitive and sees the future, those fake frames will ALWAYS look like ass. There simply isn't enough information to generate them. The pricing strategy was pure damage control, too... insulting us with a 4060ti (192-bit memory bus, 12GB RAM) and calling it a 4080? Jensen has lost the plot and wants to put the people who helped make Nvidia a graphics juggernaut into the rear view.  It's time to remind him how much he still needs that enthusiast market.
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