Originally Posted by civilr
Most of the facts you hear about the R600 is ATI fanboy hype anyways. The card will still be in the same league as the 8800.
However, I do feel sorry for ATI. They are rushing out the R600 series while NVidia already has their next cards on the assembly line waiting to make their next move...
But yes, IF the card is better than the 8800 it will bottleneck even more unless they completely relieve the strain off the CPU.
You keep making these comments without any proof. Usually, ATI is a little later with their latest model cards, but these cards tend to beat nVidia. It takes nVidia a while to respond with an even more powerful card. Like with CPUs, it's a back and forth battle.
PS: in terms of total market share, ATI is still ahead... Intel is #1 (yes, all the crappy onboard stuff), ATI is #2, and nVidia is #3. Obviously, nVidia has the lead in the enthusiast market, the market we usually look at.
Thus, ATI ain't doing *that* bad.