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Originally Posted by KentaroShinseki View Post
Very interesting... wonder why they'd wait? It seems like they arent sure if their part will be better than ATI's.....
It costs money to develop new parts (and probably to manufacture this new chip)

It's cheap to sit on what you have, especially if it works.
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This doesn't say much about the actual performance though, but we would be very surprised if GT200 doesn't stand up to R7x.
Sounds like they are a bit biased considering no one knows the performances of either the GT200 nor the R7xx.
    
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The wait will be justified IF and only if the launch drivers are fairly pristine. There are always going to be optimizations to be done for drivers but IMO the last product releases from both companies were abysmal as far as drivers go. If they want to really crush ATI with this, hit us up with some very tightly optimized drivers at launch then let us do the talking.
I think that is what Nvidia is doing with the 9800GX2 which is why it was delayed. Lately Nvidia has been pretty good about releasing proper drivers at the release of new cards (9600GT, and G92 cards).
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They have no need whatsoever to release the GT200 cards. They just released these 9800's pretty much simply because the 8800's are getting old and they needed new product again. That's pretty much it. They will milk the 9800's as long as they can and then release a new product for everyone to buy. It makes business sense not to release the best all the time if people are still buying the older stuff (9800's are old stuff, just updated slightly).
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