View Full Version : Gainward in the US
I just saw Gainwards new 7900GS card on the Inq and it looks awsome. Problem is, I can't find anyplace in the US that sells gainward. Anyone know of anyplace that does? Its a sick looking card, and the 7900GS seems to be in a great price range.
09-15-06, 12:39 PM
I believe they completely withdrew from the US market. If you want a Gainward card you'll have to buy it from a European store that will ship it over.
That stinks, you may as well get the GT after what it would cost in shipping.
Thanks for the info, you would think the US would be a lucrative market for their unique looking cards.
09-18-06, 12:51 PM
I hear ya. Not only do the Gainrward cards look good, but their Bliss and Golden Sample line are the ultimate in performance. One would definitely think the market for those exists in the US. I think they had some financial troubles though relating to bad memory back in the GF4 days, and they never recovered from it.
They would recover alot quicker if they opened up to a market (USA) that has a hunger for the biggest fastest and best. I had one back in the day, and even though it was when NV was in their turd period, the gainward 5950 looked killer even if my measley ati 9700pro kicked its rear inside out.
09-18-06, 06:18 PM
Well having the best performance cards is not always the best way to make money. Maybe they feel that they cant compete in the US where prices are lower :shrug: ?
Lower prices dont necessarily hold water in the high end graphics market. Most times people will pay enormous markups to have products at or before release. I am sure Gainwards uniqeness would make its own inroads in the US if given a chance, I persoanlly like it when a company deviates from the reference design as do alot of others. Usually the only difference is a sticker on the heatsink. Its helped Leadtek and their deviations are not as good as gainwards IMO. I have seen some gainward cards that are marked as GT's and performed well above GTX spec's.
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