Foxconn Storms Into Graphics Card Arena

Financial muscle sets to shake up the sector.

Much like the digital audio player industry, the graphics card sector is a dog eat dog world of fast product cycles, low margins and fierce competition so why would anyone want to get into it? Personally I have no idea, but perhaps you should ask Foxconn.
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Having been a components provider of substance for many years, the company has quickly established itself as a respected name in the motherboard market and plans to use its resources to shake up the graphics world after inking a deal with nVidia.


To be fair, we knew for a while Foxconn was planning this move but now we have the first official products and – predictably – it is seven series all the way. Every flavour of nVidia’s latest and greatest will be catered for (and that’s a lot!) with Foxconn’s range stretching all the way from a GeForce 7950 GX2 down to an entry level 7100 GS and the twelve other steps between them.
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Pricing hasn’t been leaked yet but with the monstrous resources Foxconn has at its disposal – the company turned over in excess of $16bn in 2004 and has over 130,000 employees – we could be about to witness new lows. Certainly smaller players will be feeling the heat of this announcement since their VGA boogieman just turned up to give them nightmares…


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