Whats interesting is, on other forums people are again discounting the 5xxx series perf, saying that with this pricing, it cant be much.
I'll comment here, that this was the same response when the 4xxx series arrived, but people were just conditioned to nVidia outragious pricing.
Its also the saem, or close as the 3xxx series was, and the rumored perf on the 5xxx series seems to be a bit higher than the 3xxx vs 4xxx jump was
So, its very possible, as ATI was after marketshare last time, which theyve gained, but couldnt quite shake off the G92 series in lower end market slots
This time around, there wont be any, at least until nVidia releases a 40nm G200 alternative, which wont have the cheaper advantages of the G92s, and will make it very hard for nVidia to compete in the overall price perf game