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YeOldeStonecat
06-06-03, 04:50 AM
Haven't seen desktop class video cards from Elsa in a while, they've been shifting to high end professional graphics like nVidia's Quadro series.

But now they're going to make ATI cards.....we'll see more of this since ATI is no longer actually producing their cards except for a such like the Fire's and AIW's.

Elsa made some nVidia based cards a couple of years ago, back in the GF2Ultra days....nothing could touch them for overclocking....they were extremely overclockable.

http://www.digitimes.com/NewsShow/Article.asp?datePublish=2003/06/02&pages=04&seq=20

A_old
06-06-03, 11:40 AM
Originally posted by YeOldeStonecat
Haven't seen desktop class video cards from Elsa in a while, they've been shifting to high end professional graphics like nVidia's Quadro series.

But now they're going to make ATI cards.....we'll see more of this since ATI is no longer actually producing their cards except for a such like the Fire's and AIW's.

Elsa made some nVidia based cards a couple of years ago, back in the GF2Ultra days....nothing could touch them for overclocking....they were extremely overclockable.

http://www.digitimes.com/NewsShow/Article.asp?datePublish=2003/06/02&pages=04&seq=20

I don't believe ati will stop selling their own made by ati cards...at least not yet..they don't have someone to step in for them yet...they released a statement saying so...i think it was on hardocp. As for elsa, that's a name i haven't heard in a while..

The Goog
06-06-03, 11:46 AM
"ATI has changed its distribution structure slightly to make selling through distributors more attractive to our board partners. Nothing else, including our support policy, has changed. ATI will continue selling its whole range of "Built by ATI" boards to major retailers in North America and directly from our web site. Europe and the Asia-Pacific region will continue to be served entirely by board partners. The change will make our products more widely available and get them into the hands of customers faster."

Brent
06-06-03, 12:07 PM
ATI is still going to make cards, the people that spouted that rumor off are NOT in the know.

The Goog posted ATI's official statement above.

JawZ
06-06-03, 12:23 PM
Originally posted by YeOldeStonecat
.....we'll see more of this since ATI is no longer actually producing their cards except for a such like the Fire's and AIW's.


Damn Cat...and I thought you were in the know LOL

Mr. Rumormill himself lol.;)

YeOldeStonecat
06-06-03, 12:37 PM
Originally posted by UOD
Damn Cat...and I thought you were in the know LOL

Mr. Rumormill himself lol.;)

Something I read a couple of days ago, at Anandtech, I'm not going to lose sleep over it if it doesn't pan out or what one hardware review sites says and insists all the others are wrong. ATI has been shifting a lot of production to 3rd party partners. To what degree, we all know what is said one day changes a dozen times before the ink dries anyways.

My focus was on Elsa coming back into the mainstream desktop market with performance cards. That's what I was excited about. They made some nice stuff! :D

Brent
06-06-03, 01:36 PM
Originally posted by YeOldeStonecat
Something I read a couple of days ago, at Anandtech, I'm not going to lose sleep over it if it doesn't pan out or what one hardware review sites says and insists all the others are wrong. ATI has been shifting a lot of production to 3rd party partners. To what degree, we all know what is said one day changes a dozen times before the ink dries anyways.

Its not that they are wrong, it is that they interrpreted it the wrong way and exagerated on a few points.

The quote we have from ATI came directly from ATI, and that is no bull.

ATI will still be making ATI built by cards.

HawaiianGhost
06-06-03, 01:57 PM
I thought ELSA was long gone, bankrupt or something like that. Had an old 56k modem before and visited their site to find out that they were in the process of closing down and that another company was gonna help support "some" of their product, i.e. their last video card that they made in the GF4 Ti4xxx series....?

YeOldeStonecat
06-06-03, 02:29 PM
Originally posted by HawaiianGhost
I thought ELSA was long gone, bankrupt or something like that.

Yeah that does ring a bell...like two years ago or something. I haven't seen one of their cards since the Gladiac GF2U my buddy had.