reading those kind of forum questions makes you think about, what nvidia will do in order to keep some market share.....
Well, lets see, how much have they cut the price on the GTX 2x0 cards? Seeing as the GTX260 is STILL more expensive then the 4870 which is more powerful, I would think there are more price cuts coming. This actually has me wondering. If the 4x50 cards are smaller and cost less to produce, exactly how low can Nvidia price the GTX2x0 cards? The GTX2x0 are large cores, and according to rumor, yields are not good. (I think they might be better then rumored, there are no shortages in retail. Though this might be because everyone else is buying the 4870...)
Nvidia really seems to have a dud on its hands. The GTX260 cost more then the 4870, and is slower to. The GTX280 is faster then most cards, but that depends on the settings. The 9800GX2 and to a much lessor extent the 4870 can beat it. The 4870 is much less then the GTX280, while the GX2 I think is now priced about the same. Price cuts, price cuts, price cuts. The question is now, how long can Nvidia keep it up?
Good they deserve it, they always find a way to drop the ball. I really don't care about the VGA market for now, since the GX2 is putting up a surprising fight, but its good to see where companies stand.
I think I'll wait for a Revision, or some sort of upgrade. I know Nvidia will bring in a GT or GTS or GX2, and radeon might bring in a 4900 series
Itll be interesting to see over 1000 shaders at 45nm. Wonder how good that card will be. Not sure what nVidias going to do, I just dont see a G2xx X2 even at 40nm, well maybe 40nm, buts thats 2 shrinks away for them