Hercules drops Nvidia
This is a shocker. I find it a little hard to believe, so I'm going to assume it's not true until i see an official announcement. But i wouldn't be surprised if nvidia is trying to twist a few arms out there; afterall, they really don't have anyone that can compete with their market share.
Power corrupts. It doesn't matter who you are...beggar, engineer, politician or pope.
Gee, I hope not cause I just picked up a Hercules. If indeed this is true, I wonder if Hercules is still going to provide updated driver support for the Nvidia line of cards?
If Nvidia is really doing that, they're just silly. But I can in a way see why they want to do that. They're afraid they Kyro might do to them what Nvidia did to 3DFX.
Just my two (shiny) Canadian pennies
Here's my american pennies worth:
If it is indeed true, it's a bad rap for both companies. nVidia, for being so dominant and power-hungry, and Hercules for making a bad move in terms of selling things.
Let's just hope this is false?
Wow. That -is- a suprise. And a **** shame to boot. I love Hercules' GeForce lineup (I currently have their GeForce MX Dual Display, love it), so this news saddens me.
I wouldn't worry too much about drivers, hell, I don't even bother with Hercules' drivers at all, I go straight for Nvidia's own reference drivers.
hm.. i think it´s realy cool of Guillemot/Hercules to not let Nvidia control
Hercules has made graphic-cards long before
Nvidia was around.
I think Nvidia will refuse to deliver gpu´s to hercules if they stick with the Kyro2 and future PowerVR chips.
It didn't surprised me at all. Since E3 there was some kind of commotion between the two companies (Hercules is supporting the Kyro). I think I kind of expected it!
Come on guys. Look at the date on the article. June 11. This is the old news! The card is up on the companies web site now and is in stock. Hercules has since stated that the reason for the card not being on the site a few months ago was because they couldn't keep up with demand.
Not only that it's old news, but the fact that the Hercules that you now see is NOT at all the same Hercules you knew before. The "new" Hercules is barely a year old, and is just a new name for Guillemot. The orignal Hercules went under and Guillemot bought the name some time ago.
Old news indeed.
But now Hercules should make some ATI-based cards as well, let's see if that get nvidia pissed of again
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