When i saw the 1st review that hit the net i knew it wasn't gonna be sweet.
It's quite an improvement over the Geforce 4s but comparing it with the 9700 it was quite a let down.
Hell man they pumped us up with all the "Are You Ready" marketing hype and coy hints,it's almost like cock teasing.
The FX card imposes the most heavy power requirement on a video card to date,somewhat close to that of a P4 processor.
And not that mention a unwieldy and noisy cooling solution that made the whole card weigh three times more than anything on the market now.
Nvidia calls it a badge of honor for hardcore users.
What a friggin crock of bull,i see it as a desperate attempt to make the card run better than R300 standards.
Before any of you slam me for being an ATI zealot,bare in mind that i've never ever owned an ATI product in my gaming life. In fact,i'm quite a loyal Nvidiot, having owned all cards from Geforce 256 onwards,and recommending them to my friends and associates.
On the other hand,i guess the switch to .13 micron process really hindered the schedule,and NV30 is not a rehash of an older chip,it was something totally new.(Correct me if i'm wrong here) I guess ATI will having a better time converting to .13 since Nvidia did all the groundwork with TSMC?
Anyway i think i would sit the FX out and wait for the next round of the video card wars. Nvidia is clinging onto the lead just barely,and ATI won't sit on their asses with imminent release of the R350. Which is always good for the consumer,as the technological field had just got even,which means both companies will try their best to come out with their best and latest fast.
Things are really getting interesting from now on.......