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03 September 2004 @ 12:28 pm
I just found a video card that costs more than my car. I'm not entirely surprised that such a thing exists, but it's a little disconcerting.
Hillarysusanofstohelit on September 3rd, 2004 10:47 am (UTC)
as one of my coworkers said last night when we were at ikea -

I just doubled the value of my car. $900 worth of floor in a $900 truck.

why is that video card worth that much?
Hoc Est Qui Sumusdiscoflamingo on September 3rd, 2004 11:43 am (UTC)
It's for professional CAD work and video development - no normal human being could possibly need that much video card.
Nightwalkerhalfawake on September 3rd, 2004 11:23 am (UTC)
Wow, that's insanely expensive. Why would anyone actually buy a video card that costs more than most computers? I thought an expensive video card was $300, but I guess I was mistaken.
XCorvisxcorvis on September 3rd, 2004 12:44 pm (UTC)
Christ! Is that double-wide?
lio on September 3rd, 2004 01:13 pm (UTC)
Looks bigger than that... maybe triple?

For that amount of ching, it'd better do the dishes and play with my ding-dong, too.
revxaos on September 3rd, 2004 01:11 pm (UTC)
Dear GOD!!

The scary part... it's BACKORDERED.

Which means they apparently either sell alot, or stock few.
uuintermutedrchase on September 3rd, 2004 05:27 pm (UTC)
Yes, they're pretty popular with realtime 3D applications and engineers that work with CAD.

I worked for a Gov't defense laboratory in Cambridge, MA, a few years back, and we got one in that was almost $9000 in value and had 256MB of onboard RAM (when the 64MB cards were JUST coming out). One of the most highend 3D cards money could buy. It was in a dual-processor system with 2x21" NEC LCDs. Mmm. Gigabit LAN when it was first available, tons of storage in a giant internal SCSI array, the works! : D