I've come to realize that AMD is not easily shaken and in fact seems to welcome competition! I'm very interested to see what AMD does throughout 08' to keep up with(possibly oust)Intel and Nvidia.
It is in our best interest that AMD/ATI competes with Nvidia on a more even plane, as we the consumer benefit with lower prices.
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Along with the lower prices, newer products as well and without any competition there is no reason to rush out any new hardware.
I wonder what AMD/ATI has now to fight off Nvidia. Maybe they have the ultimate graphics card that nobody is expecting, although I highly doubt it.
The current word is, R700 will be 50% faster than R600, but is that really enough considering how long Nvidia has been able to nit pick their G100 architecture? It's been delayed for ages, G80 has been the top dog for 15-16 months now. We still have another 3-9 months to go before we see it. Honestly, I think AMD is relying on crossfire to succeed atm. Crossfire is IMO the better of multigpu solutions. It just scales so well compare to Nvidia's SLI. But considering how Nvidia has the upper hand in better single card performance, it undermines the benefits of Crossfire over SLI.
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