Originally Posted by linking
You have to also remember that nvidia is not only makeing money out of selling their cards but they play a major role in game development and they make a lot of money working with game companies.
Not only that but nvidias chips are also used in Xbox 360 and Playstaion3, but if we just step out of game development for a bit we'll see that nvidia is makeing chips for the United States' Department of Defense! They are makeing chips for industrial and medical imaging, and the most famous Quadro2 Go chip sitting in the F-22 Raptor c0ckpit display!
First of all, you spell it 'making'. Im sorry, I am just really picky about stuff like that. Anyhow, though I am an ATI fan, I don't believe that the Inquirer can make the claim that 'Nvidia cannot afford another ghost release'. From the looks of it, NVidia has had market share since last June when Crossfire and the pseudo-release of the X850 got off to a slow start. Then the 7 series came out and just dominated, it was only in November that ATI actually released its x1k series, and December until you could even get an X1800XT. I hardly think Nvidia is in a poor financial standing.
That said, ATI isn't really hurting either. They have the XBox360 and still make a pretty penny on their cards, its just that they have likely lost a considerable amount of market share since the X800 series released last year.
Bottom line for me is that the Inquirer is blowing this out of proportion. We'll see how bad things get for Nvidia soon though as I bet the x1900 will release before the G71. But, if its a 700 dollar card, its probably not going to gain a lot of the market for ATI anyhow.