Originally Posted by gravity
Poor AMD and ATI, getting bashed...
I'm not sure they can be excused, but I guess for two companies that have just merged together and are getting "crushed" by Intel, they certainly should have no room for mistake...
Well... honestly, the 2900XT should have been better than it is right now, since ATI has had 8 months to work on it over nVidia's GTS (XT's main competition). However, we have yet to see the actual FLAGSHIP XTX. I think 1GB GDDR4 and 65nm process type will really ramp up the performance over the XT, GTX, and GTS. Unfortunately, ATI is WAYYYYY too late with the XTX to even be competitive... Nvidia WILL have a response to the XTX ready and waiting for launch day that will crush ATI's hopes of the XTX.
I personally think AMD should abandon the R650 and move on to R700. This war is over, the current "generation" is already 8 months old and with only 5 or 6 more to go until the next-gen, ATI doesn't have a lot of time to just bump along. I would be willing to bet hundreds that Nvidia will have it's 9-series (or whatever) ready to go by Q1'08 with an 8-series refresh in the next few months, and at this rate, ATI won't be able to keep up with that and will have another LATE release