Originally Posted by NrGx
I doub't it remonster. Nvidia will bring out the 8900GTX and it will be the same deal again. And remember, nvidia haven't lost a mid-range battle for a long time...
The G84 is coming out in february (check thread in sig) and it'll stand up fine to the R600.
No doubt it will end up being a close battle in the end, but the G80 (not G84 or any of its successors or anything) is the weaker card when compared to the R600, or atleast according to the best rumors we have available to us.
R600 is expected to have 64 Unified Shaders, be built on an 80nm process, and use GDDR4 like the X1950XTX, now there are conflicting reports regarding its clock speeds, some say it could be up to 1GHz and rumors have it ATI had been testing cores at that speed, but others say it will be around 650 like the current X1900 cards so I don't know about that but the X1950XTX has 2GHz GDDR4 and the R600 will undoubtedly have much faster memory, and probably 512MB of it if not 1GB.