quote: I've seen both companies push as hard as they can when they're behind (7950 GX2, P4
quote: Not sure if I correctly understood where you were going with this, but Intel was far from behind when they launched P4. And Core 2 (aka P5)
quote: We didn't have a difficult time seeing why the AMD Athlon processors–particularly the new Thunderbird chips–are giving Intel fits and starts. The Xi 1100K MTower SP is fast, loaded, and a lot cheaper than comparably equipped Pentium III PCs. And that's a winner in our book...As configured for our testing (details below), the unit costs just $2,895 (direct)–and that includes a 19-inch monitor, a 64MB graphics board, and a totally digital audio subsystem. The two vendors were expected to set the price for a comparably equipped 1.13-GHz PIII at roughly $4,000.
quote: There is a reason why Intel stuck with netburst for so long, because it performed
quote: and by the end of 2001 my friend's mom had bought a 3.0Ghz P4 and my machine was obsolete.
quote: instead opting to switch to a more descriptive system. NVIDIA's new codenames follow:<!--[if !supportLists]--> <!--[endif]-->D8M: Eighth generation mainstream, previously named G98<!--[if !supportLists]--> <!--[endif]-->D8P: Eighth generation performance, previously named G92<!--[if !supportLists]--> <!--[endif]-->D9M: Ninth generation mainstream<!--[if !supportLists]--> <!--[endif]-->D9P: Ninth generation performance<!--[if !supportLists]--> <!--[endif]-->D9E: Ninth generation enthusiast
quote: D9M will add PCIe 2.0 support, DirectX 10.1, wider memory controllers (up to 128-bits)
quote: GF3 also added dx8.1 compatibility..