quote: Late, maybe, but if the product is good, I don't think it really matters. Worst case scenario for ATI, Nvidia come up with a new product not too long after the R600 release or they lower their price, either ways, we ( the consumers ) win.
quote: Too bad Prescott was crap due to it's high heat and inability to reach the clock rate that it's extra long pipeline was designed for.
quote: The R580 (X1900) is a hybrid of the R300-based and R600 architectures. It does not have programmable pipelines or any of the non-graphics enhancements that the R600 does, but it is not derived from the "Xenos" GPU. The Xenos is, if you want to think of it hierarchically, the "parent" of the R600 architecture.
quote: This is why I could never understand why graphics card companies never aim to launch high-, mid- and low-end segments simultaneously.
quote: and newer ones, such at Oblivion, still barely get performance commonly accepted as a solid frame rate at the increasingly gold-standard resolutions of 1600x1200 and 1920x1200.