R600 is out

ATi/AMD‘s next-generation graphics card is out. 6 months late after the obviously shocking good G80, AMD tried to do a hat-trick and pull out a G80 killer, but initial reviews (Beyond3d architectural review, various benchmarks) show that they failed with this. I can only suspect, but I believe that the G80 chip did really surprise them, they were surely expecting a beefed up G71 and now this IQ and performance wonder comes out from the skies with the fully scalar architecture. This is a really sad day, I hoped for at least competitive performance, but in this situation, nVidia has no real reason to reduce the price of their G80 lineup (which was monopoly-high the last 6 months, giving nVidia very high margins).

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