Rumor: ASRock is going to make graphics cards

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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  2. Embra

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    This is an interesting development. Not sure how this might help supply of AMD gpu's to the gaming market. An extra option is nice. Wait and see.
     
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    More options is always good, i want to see their designs
     
  4. Koniakki

    Koniakki Ancient Guru

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    Exciting news! I wish them good business!

    Don't hold back ASROCK and give us the best product possible!

    I sincerely hope ASROCK's appointed team at their assumingly newly created GPU division pulls through, since if one thinks of it, besides the fact that okay, they can be consider as newcomers but in the grand scheme of things they enter the game knowing all their competitors mistakes/misfortunes/errors which could be of tremendous help in their start.
     
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    schmidtbag Ancient Guru

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    I wonder why they're only doing AMD, and not Nvidia?
    Either way, this is a bit interesting - to my knowledge, Sapphire is the only brand that's currently AMD exclusive (Powercolor used to be, but I think they now dabble in Nvidia) so it'll be cool to see more competition. The exclusive brands (like Sapphire and EVGA) tend to make some of the best products, particularly due to the tailor-made heatsinks, whereas companies like MSI and Gigabyte use generic heatsinks that sometimes aren't totally efficient. I'm not dissing those companies, because they still make products worth buying.
     
  6. Mr. Nobody Cares

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    Did someone say april fools?
     
  7. nevcairiel

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    Likely no impact, the chip itself is the bottleneck, and that is not created by the partners.
     
  8. Bojan

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    As far as I can tell, there are no GTX Powercolor cards, XFX also is exclusive to my knowledge, as well as few other brands, namely Visontek and Diamond multimedia...
     
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    Ah whoops I saw some Powercolor products with Nvidia support and just assumed they made products with Nvidia chips; apparently not.

    I wasn't thinking about XFX, since they used to be exclusively Nvidia, but yes you're right - they are exclusively AMD now. Diamond and Visiontek also used to support Nvidia (though I don't think they were explicitly exclusive) but yeah I forgot about those too.

    I guess there are more exclusive brands than I thought.
     
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    "ASRock would release AMD cards solely"

    [​IMG]
     

  11. spectatorx

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    XFX used to be exclusive on nvidia but somewhere around 2010 (i may be wrong on exact year) they switched to amd's gpus and i think they do not regret it in any way as they are still in this partnership.


    BTW, one of the weirdest graphics cards ever made and it is from xfx:
    https://videocardz.net/xfx-geforce-9600-gso-1536mb-far-cry-2-edition/
     
  12. Elder III

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    AsRock motherboards have been pretty good quality and often a bit cheaper then the competition for several years now, so I would be willing to test out a video card from them.
     
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    Computing cards would be more correct to say as AMD does not offer anything for 4K gaming.

    Sure once Nvidia Turning is out they will change their mind.
     
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    Diamond hasn't released an NVidia based card in quite a long time. The last Diamond branded card I recall seeing with an NVidia chip was back in the Riva TNT2 days with the Diamond Viper V770, which was more than 17 years ago. Diamond was never an exclusive NVidia partner. They only released a handful of NVidia based cards in the late 90's under the "Diamond Viper" branding. Most of their product line leading up to their market exit were S3 based. Since their return to the graphics card market, they've been exclusively ATI/AMD.

    To the best of my recollection, Visiontek and Powercolor both have subsidiaries that release NVidia based cards.
     
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    You obviously haven't seen the GeForce FX series.
     

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    Asrock just want to cash in on the mining craze and want to make products with high demand, high margins.
     
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    I was literally going to make the same comment, pretty much this....
     
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    Focus on Crypto oriented cards with maximized mining performance will help the market overall.
     
  19. RooiKreef

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    Maybe they want to start slow and not just jump head first into deep waters.
    I think it's a good thing to start with one manufacturer first and see how it pans out. Then if all goes well they can move to Nvidia.
    At the end going slow wins the race. The smaller the initial investment into a expansion like this, the smaller the loss if things don't work out. The GPU market is a tough one and people are relatively set in their brand choice.

    All the best to them and their future in the GPU market. I think they will do good as I really like their motherboard design and the quality of components used for relatively cheaper compared to other brands.
     
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    I had fx5200 :)
     

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