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NVIDIA 400 Series Reviews

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17. Re: NVIDIA 400 Series Reviews Mar 27, 2010, 11:43 Beamer
I think people are overreacting heavily here.

For one, the top graphics card always costs more than its performance dictates. Historically you've always paid for performance up to about the top 80% then started paying exponentially more per added fps.

For another, one of these two manufacturers had almost always been playing catch-up. It's only recently they've been neck-and-neck.

The bottom line is Nvidia took a huge risk. It's not quite ready, but further down the line Fermi ought to be cheaper, use less electricity and really blow standard GPU solutions out of the water.

I wouldn't recommend anyone other than the huge graphics freaks buy one of these, but I wouldn't recommend anyone else buy a 5970, either. Consider this like that - it's a high end card launch. The lower end cards will trickle in.

The only reasons for concern are that ATI can probably match this traditionally, and Nvidia has no middle-end cards to compete and fill that sales hole at the moment. They need something to keep them going until the next Fermi revision towards the end of the year.

Nothing to see here for normal people yet. But, again, same with the 5970.
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