Originally Posted by kkbob33
eh, look at the bright side(not that you werent already
). the new cards should run cooler and draw less power anyway. you might see more of a performance jump in real world games too!
If the 9600GT is a sign of anything to come, I think it's exactly as you say. I'm noticing a MUCH lower temp with my 9600GT vs my previous 7950GT (Yes, I know it's the same as comparing the 9600GT to an 8600 per say, but the 8800GT still runs much hotter)... The lower I can keep an in-case ambient, the more I can OC
Either way, I only purchased the 9600GT as a temporary until the 9800GTX... I was thinking about going the 8800GTX route, but for less power/lower temps, there's no reason not to being that money isn't a deciding factor per say...
Originally Posted by Licht
Actually this is extremely bad news for nVidia....
Maybe so, but for me I think it's good news. More competition = better products/lower prices. In the end, I think the consumer wins because of a good nVidia/ATI war.