Originally Posted by Xinoxide
i think the card needs to mature a bit, im sure the 55nm revision will bring it itno direct combat with the 4800's that is of course if they do move the GTX series back to a 256 bit ( or a bit higher ) bus using GDDR4 or GDDR5.
55nm will happen, 256-bit+ memory interface GDDR4/GDDR5 memory? not.
Nvidia chose to use a 512-bus specificly, creating new drivers for it etc. 256 - cuts the performance basically in half to a 9800GTX, you think it will be like 2900XT shrink to 3870? quite unliekly since that was 80nm to 55nm and this is 65nm to 55nm. (Basically shrunk the 512 in to 256)
Also nvidia chose to stick with their mass quanities of cheap GDDR3 memory. Anything more better, price goes up drastically with GDDR4 and increase and GDDR5 might increase the performance drastically if the gpu was design right. But not to mention that these cards are already expensive as it is.
so GT200? basically G92 on steroids. the healthier 55nm version might fix things up... might not we'll see, with videocards progressing this fast, nvidia might skip 55nm and go ahead to 45nm or 32nm since they got such a big R&D department. ATI's R800,R900 w/e they got coming will keep on pushing.