Re: So why is nvidia lagging behind ATI in directx 11 cards?
I have customers willing to pay $1000 for 5870's because of its demand (and their "loyalty" to Red)- AMD knows this too, haha. Every day (hell every 15 minutes) I'm scouring my suppliers for updates, and the only update is price change going up.
If ATI really wants this to take they should have made it $499 not $599.
To some, money doesnt matter. I'm located by a military base, and quite honestly, these kids coming back from Iraq and leaving for Afghanistan in 6-9 months will buy anything they want with no regard to future proof. I give deep discounts to those serving - as many I will never see again. I Draw a lot of experiance from these builds as well; many times I have dropped a $4000 quote against what I consider smarter buys and they choose the $4k best of best... just because.
As to being impressed or not by what AMD/ATI is making well, its a great card, with rumors of already being replaced/uptrumped by a 6000 series in May. As per the norm, all the arguments will be flipped, with everyone saying Fermi is the best and AMD/ATI is obsolete.
I enjoy this age of technology.
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