Im only going off of information thats been released about it. Already half a year delayed and counting, power usage problems, then cutting back on processor cores... and its still not even done. It has gotten to the point where it was one of the major discussion points on podcast #88, so you tell me if im completely off my rocker and imagining things...
Well a lot of that isnt true. Power usage and cutting back power cores arent real issues. The cores were that was on the new Quadro card not the geforce cards. Nvidia said that it was not related. You aren't off you're rocker you're just a bit of a misinformed ati fanboy. It's okay because ATI has a lot to cheer about at the moment but careful taking speculations as facts.
also note that I never said Fermi is or will be a failure, dont put words into my mouth. And I call it over priced because I remember some of the first GT280 cards costing upwards of $1000 for the high end cards 1GB GDDR3... thats pretty steep. Even the GTX295 now listed at around $550 cost almost $800 when it first was released earlier last year.
Heh... No you didnt say it would be a failure you describe it as a failure. Price however is a silly thing to argue. The 295 gtx was released at $500 and it sold at $500 on the day of release and had damn good stock levels. I know I bought it on release day. The new dual gpu ati card's price however is not $500. Theres only one 5970 on newegg and its close to $700.
Now if it was November 2006 I'd be pro green since that when Nvidia started to really dominate discreet graphics again with the release of its G80 architecture since the people didn't accept the 6 series well because of the NV30(FX) series still hanging around in people minds... and the NV47 (7xxx series) was only a refinement of the NV40 (which was being overshadowed by the newer architecture hype of the upcoming CUDA based G80). You can easily compare it to Microsoft with its Windows Millenium Edition, it made people weary of getting into Xp because of how soon after it was released after the OS Debacle, but later XP was adopted quite well once the stigma of microsoft failure was overcome with evidence (Cant compare it to vista, since vista was pretty much a complete failure, the difference between vista and win millenium edition, is that people actually bought millenium edition :/ ).
See thats why Fermi is set to be a great release. it is a very innovative design like when the g80 came out. I can only go by what's released but what's released looks good. The current line of ATI cards aren't innovative nor a very large jump over the prior generation. However they are good cards and right now they're a good buy (unless you end up like poci I guess).
Im only going off the evidence/information I'm presented. If it seems bias to you, then that is your opinion.
You're going off speculation and junk that has been cleared up. Yes it's late but thats the only negative thing it has going for it right now. Which isn't even Nvidia's fault it is TSMC's. The same reason ATI has had almost no stock of their new cards. TSMC's failure has been hurting Nvidia, ATI, and the consumer and from recent news articles it doesn't look like it is getting better either.
I honestly could care less if im running green or red, at the moment im running red because right now (I emphasize 'now' as i did in my first post) its the better deal for its price point.
Good thats how you should buy, and I don't doubt it right now. You can still be a fanboy in the way that you want one side to be that winner though :P