Originally Posted by pbpenguins412
GPU innovation is slowing down, partly due to the lack of competition, and partly due to the incredibly high costs. What we are seeing here is very similar to Intel's "tick-tock" strategy, where they operate on a three-year cycle with an eighteen-month "tick" (new architecture) and an eighteen-month "tock" (die shrink or minor improvement, but large drop in cost). So while we may not be too excited about the 9-series, budget buyers sure will. Because bluntly speaking, until GPU's move into the 45nm and lower size range, we're not going to see that many more improvements.
Yea, I agree that its a whole market thing. But I mean, Nvidia has been on top soaking in tons of bounty for over a year. They promised use in april of '07 a more powerful successor core to the G80 in November of '07. Its 3 months later, and now they're telling us all we have to work with is the G92, a MID-RANGE core. I was excited when the 8800GT kicked so much arse cause I thought it was a precursor to a monster G90 core. This is all dissapointment on my end.