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Osiris
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(09-04-2013, 02:34 PM)
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Assuming either are using Hynix for DRAM at all that is:





SK Hynix Inc, the world’s second-largest maker of computer-memory chips, suspended operations at a factory in China after a fire.

The company is ascertaining if there are any casualties and investigating the cause of the fire, which occurred at a plant in Wuxi, China, Son Hee Young, a spokesman of Icheon, South Korea-based SK Hynix, said in an telephone interview. The fire, which started at 3:50 p.m. local time during deployment of equipment, was extinguished by 5:20 p.m., the company said in a statement today.

The factory makes dynamic random-access memory chips for mobile phones and personal computers.

SK Hynix, which supplies chips to global smartphone manufacturers including Apple Inc., said in July there was limited second-half supply growth for memory chips. Lower-end smartphones will drive demand for dynamic random-access memory, or DRAM, chips in the second half, it had said.

Hynix shares rose 0.7 percent to 28,650 won at the close in Seoul. The stock has gained 11 percent this year, compared with a 3.2 percent decline in the benchmark Kospi index.

With the latest estimates placing Hynix somewhere around 30% of the world’s DRAM production – for Hynix to lose half its capacity in seconds is about as serious as it gets in the technology market.

High performance GDDR5 from these FABs is crucial to the production of nVidia’s fastest GeForce GTX cards, so if you were thinking about buying one – then NOW might be the right time.

Our sources in the Far East have just told us that major memory brands have stopped shipping anything at all, until they know the full extent of the damage and how the markets will react.

This makes sense.

If you are a major memory brand and your warehouses in the Far East, Europe, USA etc are all packed full of product that was destined to be sold as the ‘pre-explosion price’, why wouldn’t you wait a day or two to see just how far the memory price will jump?

Given the profiling information we have seen on Hynix so far, it seems as though the slower cheaper memory in the world will ‘float up’ in price a little, while the performance product pricing will leap up like a leopard.

Seems they've lost both Fab 1 and Fab 2, losing effectively 50% of their production capacity.

Expect sharp price rises in RAM, GFX cards from both vendors and SSD's.
Last edited by Osiris; 09-04-2013 at 02:37 PM.
shinobi602
(09-04-2013, 02:35 PM)
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Things are about to get heated.
LuchaShaq
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(09-04-2013, 02:35 PM)
Fuuuck hope everyone is ok at least.
Pop-O-Matic
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(09-04-2013, 02:35 PM)
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Tomorrow: Xbone and PS4 delayed to Spring 2014.
stryke
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(09-04-2013, 02:36 PM)
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MS is using Micron.

Don't know about Sony.
OneMoreQuestion
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(09-04-2013, 02:36 PM)
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Must have been caused by that Xbone CPU upclock.
Karak
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(09-04-2013, 02:36 PM)
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Jezuz. Just 2 days ago in chat we had people randomly talking about something like this happening and what it would mean during any systems launch. Weird.
Asd202
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(09-04-2013, 02:36 PM)
WoW MS was that 150Mzh CPU boost worth it? It set the whole factory on fire.
Terbinator
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(09-04-2013, 02:36 PM)
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Originally Posted by OneMoreQuestion

Must have been caused by that Xbone CPU upclock.

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Chobel
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(09-04-2013, 02:36 PM)
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Originally Posted by shinobi602

Things are about to get heated.

This is cold, Ice cold man.
Guymelef
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(09-04-2013, 02:37 PM)
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Originally Posted by OneMoreQuestion

Must have been caused by that Xbone CPU upclock.

lol
Skelter
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(09-04-2013, 02:37 PM)
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Originally Posted by OneMoreQuestion

Must have been caused by that Xbone CPU upclock.

Lol.
Bundy
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(09-04-2013, 02:37 PM)

Originally Posted by OneMoreQuestion

Must have been caused by that Xbone CPU upclock.

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NotLiquid
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(09-04-2013, 02:37 PM)
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Originally Posted by OneMoreQuestion

Must have been caused by that Xbone CPU upclock.

That's it. That's the thread.
Foffy
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(09-04-2013, 02:37 PM)
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Originally Posted by OneMoreQuestion

Must have been caused by that Xbone CPU upclock.

That's terrible dude. And I laughed! ):
spats
(09-04-2013, 02:38 PM)
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Microsoft corporate sabotage. So it has finally come down to this.
Mihael Mello Keehl
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(09-04-2013, 02:38 PM)
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Thats a real console war right there!
Alcoholikaust
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(09-04-2013, 02:38 PM)
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Inevitable delay in 3...2...1...
Rivyn
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(09-04-2013, 02:38 PM)
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Makes you wonder why these factories do not have an incredible fire proof system. There are billions going out, why not pump in a few hundred to get the most high tech fire proof system?
darkwing
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(09-04-2013, 02:38 PM)
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uh oh next gen postponed
LeleSocho
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(09-04-2013, 02:38 PM)
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Doesn't Apple use hynix ram?
edit: yep read the op... shit sucks for everybody
Dantis
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(09-04-2013, 02:38 PM)
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Originally Posted by LuchaShaq

Fuuuck hope everyone is ok at least.

This is the right response.

I agree. I hope nobody was hurt.
Sn4ke_911
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(09-04-2013, 02:38 PM)
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Originally Posted by OneMoreQuestion

Must have been caused by that Xbone CPU upclock.

Originally Posted by Mihael Mello Keehl

Thats a real console war right there!

Damn.
Stone Ocean
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(09-04-2013, 02:38 PM)
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Originally Posted by OneMoreQuestion

Must have been caused by that Xbone CPU upclock.

Red ring of DOOM
hunnies28
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(09-04-2013, 02:39 PM)
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Hehe my boss never believes me when I tell him this kinda stuff makes prices skyrocket.
frankie_baby
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(09-04-2013, 02:39 PM)
Don't Nintendo use hynix (for at least some) of the Wii u memory
ixYi
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(09-04-2013, 02:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by OneMoreQuestion

Must have been caused by that Xbone CPU upclock.

loool .. we're done here.

I hope no one is injured.
flyinpiranha
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(09-04-2013, 02:39 PM)
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That sucks, hope everybody is OK that works there.
Napalm_Frank
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(09-04-2013, 02:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by frankie_baby

Don't Nintendo use hynix (for at least some) of the Wii u memory

At least they have plenty of stock.
-Cade
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(09-04-2013, 02:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by frankie_baby

Don't Nintendo use hynix (for at least some) of the Wii u memory

They don't need to make any more consoles right now.

I'm a wii u owner, don't hurt me

EDIT: Beaten! Goddamn.
gamechanger87
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(09-04-2013, 02:40 PM)
Isn't Sony using Hynix for their DDR5?
Sn4ke_911
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(09-04-2013, 02:40 PM)
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Source link OP???

Edit: http://www.kitguru.net/components/me...cal-explosion/
EvB
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(09-04-2013, 02:40 PM)
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Is this the Elop effect?
Pop-O-Matic
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(09-04-2013, 02:40 PM)
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Originally Posted by OneMoreQuestion

Must have been caused by that Xbone CPU upclock.

Kotaku: Xbox One upclock causes RRoD before even being assembled.
DragonSworne
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(09-04-2013, 02:40 PM)
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Microsoft/Somy just found their new excuse for any yield issues.
Lactose_Intolerant
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(09-04-2013, 02:40 PM)
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Amd is releasing new GPUs next month. Wallets are crying
Terbinator
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(09-04-2013, 02:40 PM)
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Originally Posted by Napalm_Frank

At least they have plenty of stock.

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ThoughtsOfSpeaking
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(09-04-2013, 02:40 PM)
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I doubt it will cause production issues with launch consoles as I assume they would already be made and shipped to assembly plants.


Might effect second and third shipments though.
Monosukoi
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(09-04-2013, 02:40 PM)
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Originally Posted by Dantis

This is the right response.

I agree. I hope nobody was hurt.

Precisely. That fire looks nasty, hope everyone was okay.
Nugg
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(09-04-2013, 02:40 PM)
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Originally Posted by OneMoreQuestion

Must have been caused by that Xbone CPU upclock.

Noooo my joke!
Keegs
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(09-04-2013, 02:40 PM)
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Originally Posted by shinobi602

Things are about to get heated.

Well played.
Osiris
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(09-04-2013, 02:40 PM)
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Originally Posted by Napalm_Frank

At least they have plenty of stock.

Man, this thread is full of sick burns.

;)
darkwing
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(09-04-2013, 02:40 PM)
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Originally Posted by gamechanger87

Isn't Sony using Hynix for their DDR5?

$599 :|
LuchaShaq
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(09-04-2013, 02:41 PM)

Originally Posted by Dantis

This is the right response.

I agree. I hope nobody was hurt.

To be fair talking about how it could affect ps4/xb1 is much more interesting to talk about.

Sure we hope everyone is fine, but there is no debate about that.
cw_sasuke
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(09-04-2013, 02:41 PM)
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Nintendo Ninjas@work.
Slayer-33
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(09-04-2013, 02:41 PM)
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Originally Posted by Napalm_Frank

At least they have plenty of stock.

FUCK lol,


Also holy shit if Sony is using them.
Rivyn
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(09-04-2013, 02:42 PM)
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Apple uses Hynix for some of their Macbooks.
Kyledk05
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(09-04-2013, 02:42 PM)
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Originally Posted by shinobi602

Things are about to get heated.

lmao. Nicely done.
Night Hunter
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(09-04-2013, 02:42 PM)
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I hope everyone is ok.

But I doubt it would affect either Sony or MS. Shouldn't there be contracts in place? They would most likely be one of the biggest or maybe even the biggest single customer and would buy at fixed price rates, wouldn't they?
Napalm_Frank
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(09-04-2013, 02:42 PM)
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Originally Posted by cw_sasuke

Nintendo Ninjas@work.

Damn Nintendo always creating deliberate shortages for Wii consoles to increase demand :(

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