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Last Week's Hot News: Oct. Week 1
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Nvidia settles price fixing suit


This week Nvidia announced that it will settle the price fixing lawsuit that Tom’s Hardware reported on several weeks ago. It was alleged that the company, along with AMD/ATI, conspired secretly to control prices of everything from entry level graphics products all the way up to professional level cards.

The problem here is that it was done transparently to the end user, making it nearly impossible to notice. The worst part? This practice was done over a span of several years. The lawsuit attempted to recoup monetary damages from both Nvidia and AMD/ATI, but there’s yet no word on how much of the $1.7 million settlement will end up back in the hands of consumers.

Our take on it is, if it’s over a span of four or more years, $1.7 million seems minuscule compared to how much was unethically taken from end users.

Check out the settlement case here.

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    Anonymous , October 5, 2008 9:47 AM
    Quite useless charts. I am an owner of an AMD X2 processor that is not displayed in these charts, if I want to buy a new CPU I want to know not only which is better, but how much better than my current CPU. Why? Because if the difference is not big enough I don't buy anything now and I will look again into this in a year from now.
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    cangelini , October 5, 2008 10:41 PM
    Adrian BQuite useless charts. I am an owner of an AMD X2 processor that is not displayed in these charts, if I want to buy a new CPU I want to know not only which is better, but how much better than my current CPU. Why? Because if the difference is not big enough I don't buy anything now and I will look again into this in a year from now.


    Thanks for the feedback. Hopefully more people find them useful than useless. ;-)
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    kittle , October 6, 2008 7:31 PM
    Ditto on the charts. If i want to compare a benchmark across a few CPUs.. I get the WHOLE benchmark suite instead of just what I picked. Information overload.. and a major scrollbar battle.
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    randomizer , October 7, 2008 2:20 AM
    kittleInformation overload.. and a major scrollbar battle.

    Get yourself a 30" monitor that can do portrait mode - problem solved :D 
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    Anonymous , October 9, 2008 5:01 AM
    You shouldn't have to buy a 30 inch monitor, or turn it 90 degrees to see info. It is quite annoying though. Could be laid out better. The desktop graphics card comparison guide is easier to read and very similar... Take a look, rojakpot.com