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  • hurlbertdj hurlbertdj Feb 15, 1999 1:29 PM Flag

    32bit vs 16bit

    I agree that speed is very important and that
    getting good frame rates are important. But the new 32
    bit cards are able to obtain great frame rates. If
    you look at some of the screen shots that compare
    32bit and 16bit you will be amazed. Yes 60 fps is great
    to fall back on when you are playing 32 person
    deathmatch and your computer starts to slow. But for people
    who dont care about running 32 person deathmatch, or
    dont know much about computers and they are buying
    these cards with their machines what sounds better.
    32bit or 16bit? 32mb of ram or 16 mb of ram? If you
    look at a computers layout at lets say Dell or
    Gateway, and for the same price your video card can get
    32bit or 16 bit, which do you think people are going to
    choose? Honestly? Now that these card's are 2D/3D, and
    not just an add-on, 32bit is going to look so much
    better for all of your programs that support it. How
    many people plan on playing 32 person halflife on the
    internet......even if they can get a perfect connection, which is
    not very likely at all, they would maybe notice a few
    skips every now and then if they have a slow computer.
    Do what you want but I am putting my money on 32bit
    video cards.

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    • Tdfx did not do 32 bit (yet) because of the
      performance hit that ensues. Nvda decided to ignore the
      performance hit because of the pr benefits. Tdfx will come
      out with 32 bit when they can offer it without a
      performance hit. Watch for this in the upcoming shows. When
      the chip technology gets big enough to handle it they
      will do it. One question I have is will the tnt new
      chip be able to offer it (32 bit) without performance
      hits? (Looks like the reputed 4x/agp/32bit ati chip
      can't take the heat of the competition. yuk,
      yuk1)

      The real issue here is the 46M shares "gorilla in the
      closet" that is creeping up on this stock. How can anyone
      interested in this equity qwibble about 16 bit and 32 bit
      performance with the onslaught of shares that are out there
      and about to cascade/deluge down upon this nasdaq
      small cap mini-market.

      [Talk about Nero
      fiddling while Rome was burning!]

      Instead of
      ducking into the small technical side issues step up and
      answer my earlier questions about how can anyone be
      rationally long or short the nvda stock with the tens of
      millions of shares about to dilute this mini-market's per
      share value???

      And add on top of that the 3
      law-suites while you are at it, if you want to (perhaps the
      incentive to cash out of this one on the part of some).


      As I have stated before it is not tdfx versus ati
      versus nvda; it is the insiders and monied interests (i
      would include intc here) against the small investors.
      Watch out for the shearing of the sheep in the nasdaq
      small cap world. CAVEAT EMPTOR!

      • 2 Replies to davidwashdc
      • >>The real issue here is the 46M shares
        "gorilla in the closet" that is creeping up on this stock.
        How can anyone interested in this equity qwibble
        about 16 bit and 32 bit performance with the onslaught
        of shares that are out there and about to
        cascade/deluge down upon this nasdaq small cap mini-market.


        [Talk about Nero fiddling while Rome was burning!]


        Instead of ducking into the small technical side issues
        step up and answer my earlier questions about how can
        anyone be rationally long or short the nvda stock with
        the tens of millions of shares about to dilute this
        mini-market's per share value??? <<

        David, this
        gorilla in the closet is EXACTLY why I shorted the stock.
        I understand perfectly well that it doesn't matter
        if nVidia is #1 graphics card manufacturer or even
        the only graphics card manufacturer.
        The supply of
        NVDA stock will far outstrip demand (Econ 101) in the
        not-too-distant future. The underwriting brokers will have
        525,000 shares of NVDA stock on 22 Feb with a cost basis
        of $11.16/share. Having seen the way that the
        investment firms work, I fully expect them to unload a great
        deal of that stock next week.
        I doubt that NVDA
        insiders will try to prop up the stock price before then,
        and I think that the underwriting brokers are happy
        with current price levels. They have no incentive to
        accumulate any shares, since they will be selling next
        week.
        NVDA's volume last Friday was 228,600 shares. That means
        that 114,300 shares actually traded (need to divide by
        2 due to MM bookkeeping). 525,000 shares represents
        almost a full week's share turnover.
        I get the
        feeling that this is the first stock purchase for most of
        the people on this board. The next 180 days will be a
        rude introduction to the investment world. Let the
        sheep shearing begin.

      • [Instead of ducking into the small technical side
        issues step up and answer my earlier questions about how
        can anyone be rationally long or short the nvda stock
        with the tens of millions of shares about to dilute
        this mini-market's per share value???]

        Let me
        ask you...as everyone knows about the 50M shares, why
        is the price not already lower...or maybe the price
        should have been 35 (total guess!) but is 20 because of
        all those shares???

 
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